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Ace Hardware Names 2021 Clark+Kensington Color Trends

Ace Hardware Corp. has announced its 2021 Clark+Kensington® Color Trends. The three color trend sets are Understated Impact, Mindful Living and Creative escape. The company says these colors are heavily inspired by natural minerals and aim to conjure a feeling of calm in otherwise hectic environments.

“As we all take a fresh look at how we live in our homes, we wanted to provide inspiration and help unleash imagination for paint projects of all sizes,” says Julie Elrod, paint business manager Ace Hardware. “Influenced by the general desire for peace and calm in our everyday lives, the Clark+Kensington 2021 Color Trends is designed to make the home a personal refuge where we can relax, unwind and escape.”

Learn more about the trio of palettes.

  • Understated Impact: Minimalism and clean lines reflect the desire to simplify our surroundings, taking a “less is more” approach to design. This uncluttered sensibility allows us to focus on key elements of a room that are impactful yet edited.
  • Mindful Living: As we continually seek to bring wellness to our lives, we consider our surroundings and how the colors we select contribute to our overall well-being. Calming neutrals and soft greens make up this refreshing and cleansing palette.
  • Creative Escape: Hobbies that allow us to embrace traditional crafting techniques and work with our hands have moved to the forefront. These activities help us in finding personal satisfaction, in addition to joining others who share in a common interest. This palette comprises mid-tone colors with an artistic quality.

Available exclusively at Ace Hardware, Clark+Kensington is a combined paint and primer that cuts down on work, comes in an array of colors and fits many budgets. All paints are available to be ordered online, Ace confirms.

Ace Hardware also recommends its online platform The Paint Studio to help make choosing the right color easy. The website offers a color visualizer tool that lets customers see how colors will look in their homes alongside to tools and tricks.

About Todd Taber

Todd Taber
Todd is trends editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. He graduated from Indiana University where he majored in journalism and French. Throughout his career, he has aimed to highlight small businesses and their community value. He joined NRHA in 2017.

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