2021 Colors of the Year

Color impacts your moods and emotions. It’s no surprise then that after a year like 2020, many of the 2021 colors of the year are calm, peaceful colors that can be found in nature.

2021 Colors of the Year: Aged Copper and Aegean Teal

Your home is where you can create a relaxing and nurturing environment, where you can feel good and make happy memories with your loved ones. The colors you choose for your home play a huge role in its aesthetic and feeling, inside and out.

If you love earth tones and would like to bring a look of warmth and comfort to your home exterior, then a house and roof color pairing you may want to consider is Aegean Teal 2136-40 from Benjamin Moore® and Duration® Designer Shingles in Aged Copper from Owens Corning Roofing.

A perfect pairing – Owens Corning 2021 Shingle Color of the Year Duration® Designer Shingles in Aged Copper and Benjamin Moore® Color of the Year 2021 Aegean Teal

Read on to learn how these two 2021 Colors of the Year complement each other for a warm and inviting home exterior upgrade.

The Roof Over Your Head

For many homeowners in 2020, time spent at home was for more than basic shelter. Home interiors and exteriors became multifunctional spaces and transformed into home offices, classrooms, daycares, yoga studios, and entertainment complexes.

While 2020 was a challenging year, many people found creative ways to spend time safely with family and friends at home, outdoors, or virtually. And as you continue to use the space and time at home a little differently, you may discover that you both want – and need – to make some upgrades (if you haven’t already!).

Investing in Your Home, Sweet Home

According to Lowe’s, U.S. sales increased 35.1% in the second quarter of 2020, an indication that many homeowners were investing more into their living spaces. Research conducted by the Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) noted that 2020 was “the year of the DIY project.” In fact, the search term “paint” reached its all-time search volume peak in April 2020.

According to HIRI’s insights in the home improvement industry report, popular home improvement projects included:

Spending Time Outside

In addition to redecorating, repainting, and rearranging indoor spaces to make them practical for both work and play, homeowners also worked on home exterior projects. Refreshing or upgrading outdoor spaces into patio gardens, outdoor kitchens, and natural retreats created a welcoming space outside the house to get some fresh air in new surroundings, while still allowing social distancing.

And maybe while spending more time in and around your house you noticed that it is time for a new roof and perhaps an exterior design refresh that reflects a new – or renewed – appreciation for natural colors.

If replacing your roof is on your home improvement projects list this year, this may also be a good time to consider a new roof color that complements your existing exterior color palette or will allow you to update the whole look of your home exterior.

Your roof is one of the most essential and critical structures of your home when it comes to protecting everyone and everything underneath it – and it also may impact curb appeal, since a roof can make up to 40% of your home’s exterior (depending on its design/architecture).

Aged Copper and Aegean Teal: Earth Tone Color Pairings for Your Home Exterior

From repainting to getting a new roof, investing in your home can help to make it your own multipurpose sanctuary. Each home improvement project is an opportunity to embrace some color trends and enhance your home’s overall look and feel.

“2020 forced us to find sanctuary in our homes, but it has also allowed us to rediscover the wonder and beauty of nature because it’s a safe space. Now in 2021, the colors we experienced in the outdoors have found their way onto the exterior of our homes, so that we can continue to experience them every day as we retreat from the cares of the world.”

Sue Burkett, Strategic Marketing Manager, Owens Corning Roofing

Duration® Designer Shingles in Aged Copper: 2021 Shingle Color of the Year from Owens Corning

Aged Copper is the 2021 Shingle Color of the Year from Owens Corning available in our TruDefinition® Duration® Designer shingle line. These architectural shingles give your roof added dimension and have several bonus features, including patented SureNail® Technology and StreakGuard™ Algae Resistance Protection.

With a proprietary blend of granule colors including shades of earthly brown, sage green, and deep orange throughout, Duration® Designer Shingles in Aged Copper celebrate a natural, earth-toned color palette reflecting Nature’s expansive beauty.

Choosing Duration® Designer Shingles in Aged Copper for your roof color allows you to choose from a wide variety of paint colors, such as Aegean Teal, the 2021 Color of the Year from Benjamin Moore for the exterior of your home or home accessories.

Aegean Teal 2136-40: Color of the Year 2021 from Benjamin Moore®

Aegean Teal is an intriguing blend of blue, green, and gray that creates natural harmony and contrasts beautifully with the warm tones present in Aged Copper Duration® Designer shingles.

“It has a really beautiful blend of blue and green with a touch of gray that makes it a deeply soothing, yet uplifting midtone…. Aegean Teal invites us all to take a moment to reflect and reset.”

Andrea Magno, Director of Color Marketing and Development at Benjamin Moore®

Take a deep breath and exhale—this color pairing will bring you the peacefulness of a walk in the woods. The earth tones of Duration® Designer Shingles in Aged Copper and paint color Aegean Teal 2136-40 from Benjamin Moore, creates a serene color palette for the exterior of your house – helping to make your home look and feel like a true sanctuary.

Explore additional color pairing mood boards in Design & Inspire or see what they would look like on your home using our online roof color visualization tool Design EyeQ®.

Ready to get estimates for your roofing project? Find an independent roofing contractor in the Owens Corning Contractor Network near you.