HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams Unveils Their 2021 Color of the Year: Passionate

Courtesy of HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams Passionate (on living room wall) is 2021 HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams color of the year.

As we’ve spent the past few months cooped up in our homes, we’ve likely noticed spaces in need of a refresh. After countless hours on the couch, we’ve realized how gloomy the living room’s gray walls feel, and after cooking dinner every night, we’ve noticed how stark the all-white kitchen looks. The power of paint is undeniable—it’s an easy, achievable way to make over an entire space (and in most cases, a DIY project that could be completed in as little as a weekend). Color can also be used as an effective tool to boost our moods. With a few swipes of a paintbrush, a boring bedroom can be transformed into a soothing retreat for recharging and a dining room can be turned into cheerful spot for entertaining.

HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams took the mood-boosting power of paint into account when selecting their 2021 Delightfully Daring Color Collection (all 10 shades available now at Lowe’s). With this vibrant, earthy palette, the trusted paint brand hopes to inspire homeowners to have confidence with using bold colors and select shades that make us happy. “Consumers are eager to streamline and simplify their lives and homes, but that doesn’t mean we need to forgo having fun with color,” says Ashley Banbury, HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams Senior Color Designer. “When used thoughtfully in design, color can be immersive and incite emotion. Whether it be monochromatic or colors with high contrast… color is now being used as the main accessory in a space to embody a sense of comfort and confidence.”

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Everyone has a place in their home they go for peace. But what if you could make it even more relaxing? It all comes down to the paint color.

The Delightfully Daring Color Collection is anchored by the 2021 color of the year: Passionate (HGSW2032). This rich, saturated hue blends modern style with traditional charm. Banbury recommends swathing social spaces like living and dining rooms in Passionate, because its berry-red color feels invigorating.

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The 10 complementary paints in the Delightfully Daring Color Collection are meant to be paired together—work within the palette to outfit your entire home with the coordinating shades. Combine energizing Cloverfields (HGSW2302) with warm Bohemian Lace (HGSW4052) for a serene kitchen. Mix Passionate (HGSW2032) with Long Horizon (HGSW2371) and Diamond Weave (HGSW3166) for a dynamic design in the living room. Shop the 2021 color collection and more from HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams at Lowe’s.