This has been quite a year— one of which, most of us are ready to see come to an end. But before it does, we have to talk about what might be one of the few highlights of these last several months: Pantone’s prediction of what color will best represent the year ahead. No doubt 2020 was a year of epic proportions, so it only makes sense that Pantone revealed not one, but two colors for their Color of the Year: Ultimate Gray and Illuminating. 

Introducing Ultimate Gray and Illuminating: Pantone's 2021 Color(s) of the Year Dallas Fabrics

“The union of an enduring Ultimate Gray with the vibrant yellow Illuminating expresses a message of positivity supported by fortitude,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute. “Practical and rock-solid but at the same time warming and optimistic, this is a color combination that gives us resilience and hope. We need to feel encouraged and uplifted, this is essential to the human spirit.”

Two Hues, One Stellar Interior

Ultimate Gray and Illuminating are a great combination that allows you to set the mood in your home whichever way you choose. What’s nice is that with this duo, you get the best of both worlds: the calm and stability of Ultimate Gray, and the warmth and vitality of Illuminating.  Because each color radiates a certain presence on its own, there is no need to use them in equal proportions. Either color can take precedence depending on what your interior needs or what you want to see. 

When it comes to using these colors in the home, both will bring beauty whether used together or independently. Consider them on items such as table linens, bedding, and home accessories like pillows. To create a welcoming atmosphere, a dependable gray on the exterior of your home paired with a splash of bright yellow on the front door can help you achieve that. 

After a year like 2020, we could use a little stability and positivity, don’t you think? When you’re ready to incorporate either of these delightful hues into your home, stop by one of our showrooms to check out our gorgeous gray and blue fabrics and accessories. We’re sure to having something that will make it easy to embrace Pantone’s Ultimate Gray and Illuminating.