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Pantone Colour of The Year 2021

The highly anticipated Pantone Colour of the Year 2021 has been announced and this time, it’s not one but two colours. Ultimate Gray and Illuminating are 2021’s Pantone Colours of the Year.

These two colours highlight two different moods - practical and at the same time optimistic, and the overall impact shows the union of strength and positivity.

Colour has such an important impact in day-to-day life and most importantly in our homes. The colours we surround ourselves with show individual personality and can impact our emotions. Using the Pantone colours of the year will bring resilience and confidence, combining thoughtfulness with feelings of optimism. We have picked out fabrics which relate to these colours and ideas on how you can use these within your home.

Pantone Colour of the Year Ultimate Gray Inspiration

Pantone Colour of the Year Ultimate Gray Inspiration

A versatile, contemporary feel, Ultimate Gray will add a feeling of stableness and composure in interiors. An assuring colour to be used in a classic stripe such as Rowing Stripe Pewter which will look great when made into a roman blind in a living room. Add subtle pattern into your home with this timeless grey shade, use in a geometric design such as Cedar Steel that will work well when used to reupholster a footstool.

Uplifting pattern such as Great Oak Pewter and Iliv Spotty Pewter will add to this tone in a slightly more playful way, use to add onto scatter cushions or make into full length curtains. If you’re feeling brave, add as a colour block with the Cotswold Wool Lead and JF Vintage Velvet Armour, plain designs with soft texture that can be used to make curtains, blinds, cushions and are suitable upholstery fabrics.

Choose an Eco-Friendly fabric such as the Eco Grey, that will not only look sophisticated but help you in your quest to bring more sustainable pieces into your home.

Pantone Colour of the Year Illuminating Inspiration

Pantone Colour of the Year Illuminating Inspiration

The happiness of Illuminating shines through this bright yellow colour. This can be seen as a bold choice if you are feeling brave, or use in smaller accessories that will add that touch of hopeful colour if you are wanting a more subtle finish. This warming shade will really make an impact when used to reupholster furniture, recover an armchair in the Cotswold Wool Sunshine, the bright yellow will pour energy into your home and sit amazingly in a conservatory.

This sunny colour works well in a pattern too, the Finch Toile Buttercup oozes romantic joy and will look so beautiful when made into bedroom curtains, alternatively use the Daisy Stripe Ochre for a traditional design that will work well when made into cushions.

Use this cheerful shade to lift your kitchen area by using the Astasia Matt PVC fabric on your dining table sure to bring happiness to mealtimes!

This vibrant shade is not just for the indoors, bring it to the outdoors too. Use the Seville Outdoor Yellow fabric to recover garden furniture that will bring a smile to everyone’s face on those warmer days.

Using 2021 Pantone Colour of the Year in your Home

Using 2021 Pantone Colour of the Year in your Home

These two Pantone colours of the year work beautifully together, perfectly complimentary - the dependency of the Ultimate Gray with the zesty Illuminating yellow. The mature and high-spirited tones work well in fabrics such as the curtain fabric Malibu Citrus Storm, Bergen Ochre and Claude Ochre.

For a plain fabric, use the Apperley Silver on a sofa and add cushions in JF Fab Geo Mustard. Or use the yellow as an accent by using the Cotswold Linen Yellow for piping on a plain grey cushion such as the Dalesford Eco Grey.

No matter what your taste, there are many ways to add these colours into your home.

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