This year Pantone chose two colors of the year a combination of Ultimate Gray and Illuminating, a cheery pale-yellow color. Described by Pantone as “A message of happiness supported by fortitude, the combination of Ultimate Gray and Illuminating is aspirational and gives us hope. We need to feel that everything is going to get brighter – this is essential to the human spirit.”
This year more than any other in recent times, we need a reminder both that good things are coming and that we need to be thankful for all of the solid dependable things we have in our lives. Use Ultimate Gray to ground your home décor, and illuminating to bring brightness and cheerfulness to the space.
Using Ultimate Gray on walls and adding punches of color with accent pieces in Illuminating such as a large art piece on the wall and throw pillows will create a cohesive space that is both relaxing and sunny. Ground the room by keeping the rest of the elements neutral in color.
A bright accent rug by your front door in Illuminating is the perfect way to welcome guests to your home. The lively, fun yellow color will instantly make guests feel welcome and at home.
Ultimate Gray is an unexpected, yet elegant color for kitchen cabinets. Add a few illuminating yellow pieces in the form of canisters, placemats, or even appliances to brighten up the space.
Whether you choose a mostly gray palette with pops of yellow, or you go for a bright punchy yellow room with accents of gray, window treatments are the perfect way to tie the accent pieces in a room together.