Pantone Colors of the Year

Pantone Colors of the Year

Pantone Colors of the Year, Ultimate Gray + Illuminating, Are A Joyful Interior Design Pairing

For over 20 years, global color forecaster - the Pantone Color Institute - has designated a color of the year. The highly anticipated announcement influences design and trends across industries, encapsulating the feeling of the moment and predicting themes that will be most relevant in the year to come. The chosen color’s influence shows up on runways, in stores, and throughout magazines and advertisements. 2020’s color of the year was Classic Blue — a nod to timelessness, elegance, and simplicity.

This year, two colors were presented in an uplifting combination: Ultimate Gray and Illuminating. “The union of an enduring Ultimate Gray with the vibrant yellow Illuminating expresses a message of positivity supported by fortitude. 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,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute.

We have curated our favorite wall art pieces that show off this new color combination. Amazingly cheerful and easy to incorporate into space design, here are pieces that will brighten and elevate each room.


Lemon Slice by Rosi Feist 

Lemons represent happiness, friendship, and longevity. This bright citrusy print by Rosi Feist looks fantastic in a kitchen or adds Illuminating-yellow hue to other rooms in your home that need an energy upgrade.



Water Lily 2 By Nuada 

Created by Mariagiovanna Moccila of NUADA Design Studio, this water lily print offers a contemporary presentation of this season’s must have colors. Whether solo on a blank wall, joining a gallery assortment, or propped on a shelf — this is one piece that looks fabulous no matter where it lands. The premium build classic black frame gives it a finished presentation that’s display-ready.


Upton by Charlotte Winter

Charlotte Winter’s patterns and abstract paintings immediately bring playfulness and cheer to a space. The wrapped canvas gives this a modern art flair and is a statement piece that’s also easy on the eyes.


Sunlight by Tabitha Brown

Brilliant and bold, this bestselling Tabitha Brown wrapped canvas piece is perfect for home decor themes, such as traditional, urban, and modern.


Yellow On Concrete by Emanuela Carratoni

Complement home decor and mix in Pantone’s colors of the year with this chic decorative pillow. Featuring an Emanuela Carratoni design, it is available in a range of square sizes to perfectly fit your furniture piece.


Loving the new Pantone color combination?! Shop more pieces in our Color of the Year 2021 collection. 

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