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Decorate Your Home with the Pantone 2021 Colour of the Year

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The Pantone 2021 colour of the year is the latest discussion in interior design. Since 2000, the colour specialists Pantone have chosen a colour of the year, which has influenced many sectors from fashion, product design, and the interior colour choices for homes. To make sure that your space is up to date with the latest colour trends, we’re here to demonstrate how you can incorporate the Pantone colour of 2021 in your home.

What is the Pantone 2021 Colour of the Year?

The Pantone colours of 2021 are ‘ultimate grey’ and ‘illuminating’. Illuminating is a bold and vibrant shade of yellow, and ultimate grey is a shade of grey inspired by the stones you find at the beach. Pantone focuses on the positivity that these colours can bring to your home, creating a message of hope.

Pantone describes the combination of these colours as “A marriage of colour conveying a message of strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting.”

This is the second time that two colours have been selected in the 21 years that Pantone has chosen a colour of the year! The first was in 2016 when Pantone selected the colours ‘rose quartz’ and ‘serenity’, a pale pink and pale blue, as the colours of the year.

The beautiful combination of illuminating and ultimate grey has inspired us to demonstrate how you can introduce these colours throughout your home with colourful rugs and more.

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Decorate Your Home With The Pantone 2021 Colour of The Year

Decorating your space with rugs is an easy and affordable way to include the Pantone colours of 2021 in any room. Rugs provide a wide range of benefits from preventing any slips or falls, adding character to your space and functioning as  the centrepiece of any room.

Often when deciding on a rug, you have to make a decision between having a patterned or plain rug. Of course, to incorporate the Pantone 2021 colour of the year into your home, you could opt for a plain yellow or grey coloured rug. But for now, let’s discuss our favourite patterned rugs which include similar colours to ultimate grey and illuminating.

  1. The perfect combination

The Lexus yellow geometric rug is the perfect combination of both the Pantone 2021 colours of the year. This gorgeous wool large area rug features geometric cubes of vibrant yellows and multiple shades of grey, ensuring your living room stays on-trend all year. Whatsmore, wool rugs have many benefits, such as being very low maintenance.

2. Be bold

The modern Portland rug combines both the Pantone colour of 2020 and 2021. The Pantone colour of 2020 was classic blue; emitting calming connotation’s in each room. The vibrant Portland rug is a great choice as it combines shades of grey, yellow and vibrant touches of blue and black. This bold rug would be a great addition to any home office. If you’re looking for a statement piece, the modern Portland rug is the way forward.

3. Intricate details

If you prefer muted yellow and grey tones, the Carmen 3D effect rug is a brilliant choice. An intricate cream and black design accentuate these tones to create an interesting geometric 3D effect. If you’re worried about any potential stains or marks, this rug is fade and stain resistant meaning that it’s a fantastic choice for a busy household.

4. Smaller patterns

For a more subtle choice, the Carmen rug includes shades of grey, yellow, and orange; very similar to the 2009 Pantone colour of the year. The orange and brown shades within this rug will complement those with warm wooden furniture, keeping with a classic yet very popular trend. The smaller geometric patterns on this rug help to create a calming atmosphere, perfect for any living room or bedroom. The Carmen rug will keep your home looking modern and on-trend all year round

Incorporate More Of The Pantone Colour Of 2021

  1. Furniture choice

The complementary colours of yellow and grey have risen in popularity over the last year. Grey is a great neutral colour for furniture, especially in homes where you might have little ones where any marks made can be easily disguised. Whereas statement yellow pieces, like chairs and footstalls, create a talking point in any room.

You could combine the two colours of the year with a grey sofa and yellow footstool or vice versa. Or you could go daring and have one yellow and one grey sofa; a great combination of the Pantone colour of 2021.

2. Throws and cushions

The combination of yellow and grey is a brilliant choice for any living room or bedroom. For example, a yellow and grey knitted throw helps to create a warm and cosy environment. Or you may choose to have yellow throws and grey cushions to create a happy and uplifting room.

3. Lampshades

If you’re happy with your current décor and don’t want to make any major changes, then a yellow or grey lampshade is a great option. Updating your lampshades is a very easy and affordable change that you can make in any room to introduce the Pantone colour of 2021.

4. DIY

Another great way to decorate your home with things you already have is with a little DIY. You may have items around your home that you could wallpaper or paint with grey and yellow shades. If you’re looking for subtle yellow and grey hints, start with small items that can easily be transformed, such as picture frames or vases. Larger items which you can DIY include bedside tables, chest of drawers or wardrobes. A great opportunity to get creative!

5. Kitchen changes

If you’re looking to modernise your house on a budget, the kitchen is one of the easiest rooms to introduce these trending colours. You could add pops of yellow and grey through small, everyday items. For instance, you could opt for yellow and grey tea towels, mugs, placemats, oven gloves or storage canisters.

And there you have it! We hope you have enjoyed our quick guide to decorating your home with the Pantone colour of 2021. If you’d like inspiration to include more colours in your home, take a read of our blog on the best colour combinations for your home and the ones worth avoiding