PolyOne Reveals Palettes of Reflection in Color Inspiration 2021+

January 30, 2020
2021 color inspiration

CLEVELAND – January 30, 2020 – In its eighth annual trend forecast, Color Inspiration 2021+, PolyOne delivers four carefully considered palettes that reflect evolving global shifts and human fascinations.

Created together with global megatrends and color research experts, this forecast brings fresh, relevant and intriguing color collections for a world that shifts at what often seems the speed of light. The four dynamic palettes represent mindsets that draw from health and well-being, sustainable living, inspired playfulness, and a theatrical spirit. They each offer an opportunity for ‘Reflection’ – on our lifestyles, our environments and our ultimate choices. 

Restore: Regardless of age or gender, we strive for new ways to feel, look and live fuller, more enjoyable lives. This palette features gender-neutral, tonal pastels that foster a calming effect and a clean, hygienic feel. From bamboo to ceramic bisque to fabric, materials are being used to soothe the senses and soften our surroundings.

Rethink: With a world growing more populous, prosperous and urbanized, consumers are looking for ways to reduce waste and extend resources. In this palette, warm and tinted neutrals meet muted, natural-looking color tones, lending a sophisticated, reassuring quality to eco-focused spaces.

Real Reality: As a growing number of consumers begin to opt out of technology, human interaction rises on the priority list. Creating impact is key for this color palette, which seeks to capture attention for the physical, emotional, and social aspects of life. Bold colors bridge the gap between natural and digital shades.

Re>enaissance: We are seeing art, science and philosophy come together, in a way that evokes a celebration of the theatrical. The Re>enaissance palette uses unexpected combinations to push the boundaries of neoclassical design with acidic accents and near-neon touches.

Click here to request a Color Inspiration 2021+ brochure.

Caption: Palettes of reflection in Color Inspiration 2021+ include Real Reality, Rethink, Re>enaissance, and Restore (left to right).

About PolyOne

PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL), with 2018 revenues of $2.9 billion, is a premier provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions. The company adds value to global customers and improves sustainability through formulating materials, such as:

•      Barrier technologies that preserve the shelf-life and quality of food, beverages, medicine and other perishable goods through high-performance materials that require less plastic

•      Light-weighting solutions that replace heavier traditional materials like metal, glass and wood, which can improve fuel efficiency in all modes of transportation

•      Breakthrough technologies that minimize wastewater and improve the recyclability of materials and packaging across a spectrum of end uses

PolyOne employs approximately 5,700 associates and is certified ACC Responsible Care® and a founding member of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste.  For more information, visit

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PolyOne Corporation
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