Bold, beautiful and perfect for blocking: Clariant’s “New Freedom” Decorative Colour Trends for 2021

• First edition of decorative colour inspiration brings us back to earth with intense reds and passionate yellows

• To compliment prominent blush shades from past years, these warm hues are perfect for colour blocking, a design trend here to stay

• Formulated with Clariant’s Hostatint™ 500 pigment preparations

Clariant’s Decorative Color Trend Palette 2021 “New Freedom”. Colors can appear different depending on the screen calibration. (Photo: Clariant)

As 2020 has seen us all spending more time in our homes, there has
been a huge growth of interest in decorating and re-imagining how we want our living, and now working, environments to look and feel. To help us make the most of our spaces, Clariant’s latest ‘New Freedom’ Decorative Color Trends 2021, is full of creative colours to capture our imaginations.


At a time when we are all adjusting to the new normal, they give us the freedom to discover what is important: the freedom to do something creative for ourselves and our loved ones, and; the freedom to focus on making our homes cosy environments in which we feel happy and at ease.
Global colour institutions, interior designers and Clariant’s operating customers who have their fingers on the design pulse provided inspiration for the palette of 13 different trendsetting tones.


2021’s colours are also creating spaces that have more than a positive emotional impact. They have all been formulated with Clariant’s Hostatint 500 range, multi-purpose pigment preparations with low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) and no APEO (alkylphenol ethoxylated). They are binder-free and deliver technical design freedom in the water and solvent-based modern decorative paints.


“It’s well known that colours can reflect and influence our emotions and well-being so we have chosen bright warm and neutral colour shades in our latest collection to help create spaces that have a positive impact,” said Franziska Hammerl, Segment Head Decorative and Wood Coatings, Global
Technical Marketing Coatings at Clariant. “One stunning 2021 colour, for example, is Meraki, Greek for an outburst of dedication, an intense red. Another is Ubuntu, a Nguni Bantu term meaning ‘humanity’. It’s a warm, intense yellow that reflects a bond of sharing, connecting all of humanity,
and seems particularly relevant today.”


These bold shades are ideal for colour blocking – an interior design trend here to stay. It may have started on the fashion catwalks but the pairing of different solid colours and textures, to boldly segment space in our homes continues to be a much-used decorating tactic.

Wabi-Sabi, with soft violet undertones, is an imperfect grey that can be combined perfectly with any other colour. It is Clariant’s Decorative Trend Color of the Year 2021.
(Photo: Clariant)


Clariant has also nominated a colour of the year included in the “New Freedom” Decorative Colour Trend palette. Wabi-Sabi grey, with soft violet undertones, is inspired by Japanese aesthetics and the concept of appreciating the beauty found in the imperfections of nature. It is an imperfect grey that can be combined perfectly with any other colour.

For more on Clariant’s Decorative Colour Trends 2021 visit
www.clariant.com/decorativecolortrends2021 and for information on Clariant’s Hostatint 500 Range see www.clariant.com/Hostatint 500 Range.



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