For over 20 years, the Pantone Color Institute has undergone thoughtful consideration and trend analysis to determine their color of the year. For 2021, they’ve announced two colors—Ultimate Gray and Illuminating. These two individual colors showcase how different elements come together to support and complement each other.
“The union of an enduring Ultimate Gray with the vibrant yellow Illuminating expresses a message of positivity supported by fortitude,” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “Practical and rock solid but at the same time warming and optimistic, this is a color combination that gives us resilience and hope. We need to feel encouraged and uplifted; this is essential to the human spirit.”
Get inspired by our ideas for how to incorporate these colors into your home and fashion.
01 ACCENT PILLOWS Dozens of styles to compliment your decor, Interiors Plus, InteriorsPlusMasonOhio.com
02 PAINT Update your room with a new color, Altitude Painting & Services, AltitudePaintingServices.com
03 SURYA RAIN AREA RUG Incorporate both colors with an 8’ x 10’ accent rug in Mustard, Watson’s, Watsons.com
04 BLANKETS Keep warm while adding a splash of color, Interiors Plus, InteriorsPlusMasonOhio.com
05 LIMONATA MELAMINE DINNERWARE Indoor/outdoor dinnerware with a lemon theme, Watson’s, Watsons.com
06 CARPET Find the perfect color with thousands of choices, McSwain Carpets & Floors, McSwainCarpets.com
01 BRACELETS Yellow Opal and Gray Agate by Brett Lauren, Welling & Co. Jewelers, WellingAndCo.com
02 FLIP FLOPS Available in dozens of colors, Old Navy, OldNavy.Gap.com
03 NAIL POLISH Choose yellow, gray or both at your next manicure
04 LEMON CITRINE RING Custom pieces made to suit your style, Welling & Co. Jewelers, WellingAndCo.com
05 PURSE Add a pop of color to your wardrobe with a yellow purse
06 MEN’S SHOES Classic and comfy, Old Navy, OldNavy.Gap.com