2021 Design Trends

Building on massive acceleration in 2020, home renovation continues to be a major area of focus as people look to make spaces that better accommodate their personal style and new lifestyle.

Based on input from top influencers and trendsetters, feedback from our social followers, and shifts in projects around the country, these are the trends you can expect to see for 2021 and beyond.

Connect to Environment

Designers, builders and architects have been increasingly utilizing the concept of biophilic design in the last few years. Biophilic design works to create a strong connection to the natural environment.

In 2021, we will see homeowners begin to prioritize this design style in their spaces through the use of plants (for both beauty and natural air purification) and creating more opportunities for natural light and ventilation, including broader use of large windows with narrow sightlines and folding and sliding doors to create moving walls of glass.

“I’ve worked to bring nature into my home through plants—creating a more inviting, calming and beautiful environment. Part of caring for my plants, includes ensuring there is an abundance of natural light. Large windows and doors increase the amount of natural light and not only help to connect our interior space with the outdoors but work to promote the health of the those living on the inside,” said author and plant and interior stylist Hilton Carter.

Color Trends Projected by Color Experts

Color experts have projected the following three colors to rise in 2021 in furniture, wall color and décor. Here is how the Andersen team sees these trends playing out when it comes to window and doors.

Beige and Browns

Gone are the days of the ever-popular stark white spaces. While white will always be a foundational color, in 2021 we will see the whites get warmer with beiges and browns also coming to the front of neutral palettes.


Popular paint brand, Sherwin-Williams echoes this trend having announced Urbane Bronze as their Color of the Year for 2021. The warm, bronze is reflective of a shift to warmer, neutral tones and the increased desire to incorporate nature into design. Read more about how we have been loving that color.


“Urbane Bronze is a comforting color, drawing from nature for a feeling of relaxation and serenity,” said Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams.


In addition to interior wall paint, the E-Series line has many painted interior options to achieve the beige look like Sandtone, Canvas, Terratone, Dark Bronze and Cocoa Bean.

Highly Crafted Pieces and Composite Materials

Furniture and home furnishings account for a large amount of landfill waste – 26.7 percent of all waste in 2017. As consumers continue to make conscious purchasing decisions, more are opting for higher quality goods that will last and promote sustainable living.

When investing in bigger ticket items like windows and doors, consumers want confidence their purchase will stand the test of time. Quality and durability is a key focus at Andersen, rigorously testing products to stand up to long-term effects of weather and wear and offering some of the industry’s best limited warranties.

Additionally, with the development of composite materials like quartz, concrete and even proprietary Andersen Fibrex® material, products are becoming stronger and more environmentally friendly. Consumers will continue to prioritize products that last, while also meeting the needs of their intended design.

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