pantone colours 2021

The Pantone Colour of The Year 2021

The Pantone Colour of The Year 2021

The interiors colours that should be on your radar for the year ahead

Each year, Pantone announces its ‘colour of the year’ – or colours – and these are the shades that the colour institute believes reflect the year ahead, summarising the mood for the next 12 months. For 2021, they are Ultimate Gray and Illuminating.

Pantone says:

“As people look for ways to fortify themselves with energy, clarity, and hope to overcome the continuing uncertainty, spirited and emboldening shades satisfy our quest for vitality. PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating is a bright and cheerful yellow sparkling with vivacity, a warming yellow shade imbued with solar power. PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray is emblematic of solid and dependable elements which are everlasting and provide a firm foundation. The colours of pebbles on the beach and natural elements whose weathered appearance highlights an ability to stand the test of time, Ultimate Gray quietly assures, encouraging feelings of composure, steadiness and resilience.”

Here’s how to incorporate the Pantone colour, or colours, of the year 2021 into your interiors, whether you are looking to add a few pops of mellow yellow in accessories, need sone inspo for retiling your bathroom, or looking for a new-look home office to keep you motivated…


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