Pantone’s Color of the Year has long predicted and influenced interior design trends—2016’s Rose Quartz is almost certainly to thank for the explosion of all things Millennial pink. This year, Pantone knew we needed a little something extra after surviving 2020 and announced two colors as their 2021 picks: the steely Ultimate Gray and the sunshine hued Illuminating.
“Practical and rock solid but at the same time warm and optimistic, the union of Pantone 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + Pantone 13-0647 Illuminating is one of strength and positivity,” read the announcement. “It is a story of color that encapsulates deeper feelings of thoughtfulness with the promise of something sunny and friendly.”
If you could use that feeling of a silver lining around a cloud in your home, here are a few ways to incorporate Pantone’s Colors of the Year 2021.
1) Weeping Flower Shower Curtain
Add the 2021 Pantone color duo to your bathroom with this Weeping Flower shower curtain from Lush Decor. The grey and yellow floral vine print cascading down a clean minimalist white is at once classic and completely on trend.
2) Embroidered Comforter Set
Brighten up your bedroom with this sleek 5-piece embroidered comforter set from 510 Design. The eye-catching shams, comforter, and decorative pillows are adorned with pintuck details in sunny yellow grounded by shades of grey and white.
3) Framed Wall Art
Want to include Pantone’s 2021 colors in your home without making a big commitment? These affordable Tuscan tile inspired prints from Madison Park are easy to swap out when the next color is announced. At $30 for three framed prints, they’re a serious bargain.