While we usually get a color of the year, Pantone came in with a bonus for 2021 and brought us colors of the year. We’d like to introduce you to The Pantone Colors of the year for 2021: Illuminating and Ultimate Gray. By selecting two colors it displays how two completely different elements pair harmoniously together. Perfect match.
THE COLORS: BRIGHT + CALM
Why more than one color this year? We’ll tell you! When Pantone’s team sits down for the anticipated color selection, they look at the world around them and draw their conclusion from there. This year, we clearly needed some cheering up and calming down.
Illuminating, symbolizes positivity and strength, which we all have needed extra of after a year like 2020. A bright yellow has always stimulated happiness and energy. 2021 is the perfect time to let that cheerful color ring through the entire year.
Dependable and stable Ultimate Gray adds a comforting element to any space. Gray is known to be a composed color that has a soothing ability. No matter your style, gray fits the mark.
PUT THEM TO USE
Using the two colors together is effortless since they play together so nicely. You could do Ultimate Gray on the walls and add Illuminating on a singular piece fo furniture such as a sofa or chaise lounge. The color will draw attention to the piece and create an uplifting atmosphere.
Or, flip it around. Paint your walls in cheerful Illuminating and use Ultimate Gray in the furniture to help steady and calm the room down. You could try a gray-toned wood or a soft gray leather.
If you’re skeptical and can’t commit yet, bring some energy into your space by adding yellow accessories. A pop of color in a vase, pillow or artwork has the ability to spark a little joy too.
Most of our furniture is customizable and comes in a variety of leathers and fabrics. Whether you’re choosing a yellow or gray accent piece, we’re sure we have just the right shade.