Behr's Color of the Year 2021 Is an Earthy and Harmonious Hue

Canyon Dusk will remind you of terra-cotta pots and cinnamon.

If you're looking to refresh your home, there's no better way to do that than with a fresh coat of paint. Whether you want to revamp your living room or upgrade a dated bathroom, an easy cosmetic change like a new paint color will instantly make everything feel bright and fresh again. If you're looking for a new swatch to consider, check out Behr's 2021 Color of the Year: Canyon Dusk is an earthy hue inspired by cinnamon and terra-cotta, and it'll look great in any room in your home.

"There is something so reassuring about dusk, the moment just after sunset, which brings the promise of a new day," said Erika Woelfel, vice president of color and creative services at Behr, in a company press release. "The illuminating, free-spirited Canyon Dusk is a color that can be found in a variety of places, from an awe-inspiring desert landscape to the color of sunbaked clay. Wherever it is found, we share a collective need for these moments of comfort and inspiration in the days ahead."

living room painted with behr color of the year
Courtesy of Behr

Canyon Dusk is part of an earthy palette from Behr that includes 21 other paint colors including Maple Glaze, which is described as "hopeful and welcoming;" the fiery and festive Saffron Strands; the always grounded and relatable Modern Mocha; Euphoric Magenta, a gracious and creative shade; soft and serene Smoky White; and the comfortable and adaptable Almond Wisp. Pair them together when you want to create a tranquil space to relax.

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, finding a sense of calm and serenity in the home is more important than ever. Behr hopes that this neutral hue will offer some peace and inspire homeowners' own creativity while we all spend more time at home. "From seasoned DIYers to first time painters, it's been inspiring to see people, really embracing opportunities to enhance their spaces during this time when we are all in our homes more than ever before. Whether creating an unexpected accent wall or a simple color change, paint can make a huge visual impact, and it's one of the most affordable and straightforward DIY projects to tackle," says Jodi Allen, Global Chief Marketing Officer for Behr.

So, as you attempt to find your footing in another year filled with uncertainty, turn to Canyon Dusk and find a sense of elevated comfort within the walls of your home.

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