The beginning of a new year is always so exciting. You just feel those feelings of possibility in the air! Once January rolls around, it can immediately give us the urge to give our space a little refresh. And with that comes the announcement of the Pantone Colour Of The Year 2021. In case you didn’t know, Pantone is one of the foremost colour institutes who work at forecasting the year ahead in terms of popular interior painting colour choices. We have all the info about their two top picks for 2021 below!
Pantone Colour Of The Year 2021
The Pantone colour of the year 2021
Pantone has made it official with their colour of the year and there are two this year! Pantone has actually established the importance of showing these two interior painting colour picks together. And without further adieu — they are ‘illuminating’ yellow and ‘ultimate gray’. According to the colour strategists at Pantone, the “marriage” of these two colours together is supposed to “convey a message of strength and hopefulness”. They also hope for people to feel a great sense of “enduring” and “uplifting” in response to this duo of interior painting colour picks.
Of course, you can always choose to pick one for your main interior painting choice and use the other as a complementary colour. Let’s work to break down each one and where they might make the most sense.
Ultimate Gray: How it makes you feel & where to use it
For a lot of people over the past few years, they’ve often gone with gray for their interior house paint because it’s modern and contemporary. For others though, they think maybe gray is still a bit much for them for their interior painting. Looking at Pantone’s pick of Ultimate Gray though, it’s supposed to invoke feelings of “composure”, “steadiness” and “resilience”. So, in simple terms — it’s something you can count on! Which actually sounds pretty amazing in terms of what you want to be incorporating into your home for 2021.
So, where should I use Ultimate Gray? There are so many spaces in a home where using an interior painting colour like Ultimate Gray makes a lot of sense. For one, if you want to incorporate a great neutral palette in the main living area in your home, this is the interior painting colour to choose. Ultimate Gray is an amazing pick for both living rooms and kitchens. This interior painting colour pick goes so well with white kitchen cabinet painting. If you use Ultimate Gray on the walls in your living room, perhaps some couch cushions in Illuminating Yellow would accent perfectly! Ultimate Gray also works well for main entryways and hallways. It has the great ability to remain neutral and contemporary but never boring.
Illuminating Yellow: All the details
More often than not, when we think of the colour yellow, we think of the sun. That in itself often makes us smile and feel warm on the inside. For the Pantone Colour Of The Year 2021 pick with Illuminating Yellow, it’s supposed to evoke feelings of “strength” and “positivity”. We’re not at all surprised. The experts at Pantone note that they predict Illuminating Yellow to also bring forth “a message of happiness”. Even more, there are hopes that it will rest within a world that’s “aspirational” and optimistic. That all sounds about right!
So, where could you incorporate Illuminating Yellow with your interior painting? If you’re someone who is working from home right now (which is a lot us) and you have a bland home office, this is the perfect interior house paint to use! When you surround yourself with the colour yellow, it often makes you more productive and alert. Also, muted yellows are said to be one of the best colours to put in your bedroom. When you wake up in a yellow room, it helps you immediately feel cheerful and bright. If you don’t want to go for a full-on yellow look through out, opt for an accent wall!
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