Pantone colors of the year

From 1999 to 2019, the Pantone Color Institute announced one shade as the colour of the upcoming year chosen by a team of experts who analysed trends throughout the globe. From fashion and marketing, to social media and politics, they consider all aspects of society to crown the next ‘Color of the Year’. However, for 2021 we have not just one, but two Pantone colors of the year – Ultimate Gray and Illuminating!

With all that happened around the world in 2020, the colors Ultimate Gray and Illuminating encapsulate feelings of warmth and vivacity while incorporating notes of thoughtfulness and composure.

Here’s how the best interior designers in Chennai use these colours to style your home:

A Pop of Sunshine

The subtle shade of ‘Ultimate Gray’ is the perfect neutral base for minimalist homes. Use pops of the bright ‘Illuminating’ yellow as an accent to lighten the mood within your space. You can accent it through soft furnishings such as throw pillows and blankets, or home decor pieces such as faux flowers or painted ceramics, etc.

Light and Airy

Your home doesn’t have to be an exact match of the shades to be trendy. Try out a diluted version of the Pantone colors of the year. For instance, a combination of washed-out gray and a pale yellow blends beautifully to keep your home looking light, bright and fresh.

Be Bold

On the flip side of the previous combination, you could push the shades to the darker side of the colour spectrum. The stark contrast between a deep and sophisticated gray and a vivid yellow creates a dramatic cocoon that’s perfect for the master or teen bedrooms.

Dark gray and bright yellow bedroom

Set The Pattern

Young chevron or herringbone patterns are the perfect place to play with the juxtaposition of this year’s Pantone colors. In this pattern, the shades of gray and yellow bring a youthful vibrancy and a contemporary charm to your home interiors. From duvet covers to accent walls, you can use these patterns anywhere in your home to add interest.

Da-Mask It

While Chevron patterns are great for contemporary homes, you can still use the Pantone colors of the year in other styles of interiors. In rustic or bohemian designs, a damask print in gray and yellow helps make the space feel current and trendy without incorporating trendy elements.

Damask print on pillows

These are just a few ways to use the Pantone colors of the year for 2021. How would you use these shades? Comment below and let us know.