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Decorating With Pantone’s Colors of The Year 2021: Ultimate Gray & Illuminating

Yellow and grey decorating fabrics: a message of solidity and confidence

A bright and Illuminating yellow and a solid Ultimate Gray are the colours chosen by Pantone Institute for 2021, to convey a message of strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting.

This choice of colour, which will influence the trend colours and visual communication of the year to come, responds to the needs dictated by the historical moment we are living in.

In this phase of continuous uncertainty, we all need to think that “things will shine again”.
The warm shade of illuminating yellow, imbued with solar power and sparkling with vivacity, conveys strength and positivity, while ultimate grey quietly assures, encouraging feelings of composure, steadiness and resilience.

A “bright and cheerful yellow” and a “solid gray” called Yellow Illuminating and Ultimate Gray are the colors chosen by the Pantone Color Institute for 2021.
This pair of colors is a response to the needs dictated by the historical moment we are living in.

People need to think that “things will shine again”:
in this phase of continuous uncertainty, the warm shade of illuminating yellow, imbued with the power of the sun, is perfect for instilling grit and courage, while ultimate grey “reassures with discretion, promoting feelings of composure, firmness and resilience”.

These are two clear colors whose combination gives rise to a balanced chromatic combination: the energetic and purposeful light of yellow meets the solidity of gray, a color reminiscent of stone, concrete, something that remains and remains strong over time.

“A time-stable and encouraging color combination that conveys a message of strength and hope,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute.

A message of optimism that also comes through interior decoration.

Decorating with Pantone 2021 colors

Ultimate Gray represents a neutral and cool hue, a color intended to last over time, without tiring or tiring the eyes, ideal for giving an elegant note to the decor.
Illuminating Yellow is an energizing and invigorating color, a perfect choice for creating furnishing fabrics capable of giving new light to the rooms.

According to the guidelines of Pantone, the two colors of the year 2021 can be used in the decor freely, depending on the chosen style and tastes one color may prevail over the other.

Yellow and grey, if well harmonized, can be used with different furnishing styles: the new chromatic couple, thanks to the presence of grey, goes well with the modern style, the industrial or the new minimalism; the bright presence of yellow, instead, opens the doors to the cozy-chic style for a warm and welcoming home.

Mixing shades of gray with brighter shades of yellow will give a pleasant feeling of balance and optimism to the interior design. You’ll be able to create comfortable environments that don’t shy away from enthusiastic color accents.

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