Introducing Pantone Colour of the Year 2021

Introducing Pantone Colour of the Year 2021

Are you thinking of redecorating your home this new year? 

You can take inspiration from the Pantone colour (or should I say colours) of the year if you want to be on trend!

Ultimate Gray and Illuminating, a warm and optimistic hue of yellow, are the two shades that Pantone has named as its colours of the year for 2021.

Pantone Colours of the Year 2021 Ultimate Gray and Illuminating taken from The Guardian

Pantone believe that the pairing of 2 independent colours highlight how different elements come together to support each other, conveying a message of strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting especially in a world that is facing increasing uncertainty. 

The bright yellow shade, called Illuminating, is meant to allude to ‘feelings of thoughtfulness with the promise of something sunny and friendly,’ while Ultimate Gray is a quietly assuring colour that encourages ‘feelings of composure, steadiness and resilience.’

According to Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Colour Institute,

“The union of an enduring Ultimate Gray with the vibrant yellow Illuminating expresses a message of positivity supported by fortitude. Practical and rock solid but at the same time warm and optimistic, this is a colour combination that gives us resilience and hope. We need to feel encouraged and uplifted; this is essential to the human spirit.”

We have put together an inspiration page which applies this great colour combination by using the 60-30-10 Colour Rule with a light grey as the dominant colour, a charcoal grey as the secondary colour and yellow as the accent. 

We have featured our Elderflower bedroom range finished in Trevi (a light grey) with a dark grey wall (Night Jewels 2 – Dulux) and finished with both yellow and grey accessories including our Oasis Leighton Ochre Duvet Set with matching Oasis Leighton Ochre Matching Monika Chair and cushion and our Make a Wish Picture in silver.

Sopha Pantone 2021 Elderflower Bedroom Range
Elderflower Bedroom Range in Trevi

Or if you’re feeling adventurous and want to bring some sunshine into your living room why not try a yellow feature wall with our Custard Tart sofa range in silver and amber with yellow and gold accessories including our ticking table table-clock and our Bonjour Liquid Art picture.

We hope this inspires you to redecorate your bedroom or living room for a more uplifting year. 

Happy New Year! 

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