Introducing Pantone’s Color of the Year 2021

Pantone has revealed their Color of the Year for 2021 and unlike years past, this year they opted for two colors: Ultimate Gray and Illuminating. They are two independent colors that when combined, support one another and convey a message of strength and hopefulness that is fitting for the year ahead.

Ultimate Gray (PANTONE 14-5104) is representative of solid and dependable elements – everlasting with a firm foundation. The color is that of natural elements that highlight the ability to stand the test of time, but also encourages feelings of composure, steadiness and resilience.

Illuminating (PANTONE 13-0647) on the other hand, is a beacon that shines its light and sparkles with vivacity, clarity and the hope to overcome. When combined, the two create a story of color that creates deeper feelings of thoughtfulness with the promise of sunny and friendlier days ahead.

Keep reading to see how you can transform your home into a reassuring and uplifting space for the new year with Pantone’s Color of the Year.

Start Small

While Ultimate Gray is an easy color to incorporate around your home, Illuminating is a bright and vivacious color that might not fit everyone’s existing home decor or personal style. A great way to add a pop of color to your home is to start small with decorative objects that can be placed around your space without becoming overbearing.

Surround yourself with decorative pieces like the Amber Wrap Object pictured above, which beautifully displays Pantone’s Illuminating, while also providing visual interest and diversity within your space.

Shop the links below to incorporate Illuminating and Ultimate Gray into your home through the use of decorative objects:

Lay Out a Rug

Area rugs are a great way to incorporate new colors into your home without going great lengths every time you want to change things up a bit. This Barkley Area Rug displays just the right amount of Ultimate Gray and is neutral enough that it goes with just about any decor or color palette. Plus, area rugs are an amazing and versatile product that can be placed anywhere in your home to create a finishing touch that adds just the right amount of color.

Here are some of our favorite area rugs that incorporate Pantone’s Ultimate Gray and Illuminating:

Statement Seating

For those who want to dive right into the new Color(s) of the Year, statement seating is the way to go. Create drama and diversity in your space with eye-catching seating, like the Red Carpet Arm Chair pictured above. Not only does the vibrant yellow create an uplifting and inspiring vibe that’s perfect for 2021, but you’re also left with comfortable and stylish seating that will remain timeless throughout the years.

Shop our favorite statement seating options for 2021:

Get Artsy

Art is a special way to tell a story within a space, and in this case, it’s also the perfect way to combine the two harmonizing colors together. Satori Glow I and Satori Glow II create a perfect balance of Ultimate Gray and Illuminating. Hang just one of these, or even both, in your space to instantly tell a fascinating story of strength, hopefulness, and the ability to overcome.

Create an inspiring scene with these stunning art pieces:

Do you like Pantone’s choices for the Color of the Year 2021? How would you implement these stunning colors into your home? Sound off in the comments below and be sure to explore what Cantoni has to offer for Pantone’s Ultimate Gray and Illuminating.