Instead of just one colour – Pantone have chosen two colours for their 2021 Colour of the Year. We have 17-5104 Ultimate Gray, and 13-0647 Illuminating; a bright and brilliant shade of yellow. We're a big fan of their choices, although we may be slightly bias, as they are very similar to our logo colours!
The combination of these colours can make us feel hopeful, with Illuminating bringing bright and cheerful vibes, and Ultimate Gray providing a solid, neutral base that often represents composure and resilience. Of all things we need going into 2021, hope, resilience and composure are definitely among them (as well as lots of coffee)!
When thinking of these colours in our home, grey took the interior world by storm in recent years, and gives not only a modern and contemporary feel, but a neutral foundation so you can change and customise your style whenever you get bored of it! Some may feel yellow is too bright, but the cheerful colour is the ultimate mood-booster when done right. The combination of the two is harmonious, as the grey neutral tones balance out the yellow to really complement each other.
A great way to appreciate this colour combination is with shapes and patterns. The chevron pattern is really popular for yellow and grey décor & furnishings, and if that's not for you, you can embrace the chevron shape through your flooring!
You can also try the popular DIY Frog Tape wall trend. Yellow and grey are the perfect colour combination for this wall art, and it's something you can do at home, by yourself! All you need is frog tape, paint and a little bit of patience. Pair this with a natural oak laminate floor, like the Kronospan Vario Sherwood Oak, for a cosy look.
Soft and Muted
If you want to embrace the 2021 Colours of the Year, but you don't want to commit to painting your walls, you can use cushions, throws, and even framed prints to add an easy, subtle touch of grey and yellow to your home. Grey flooring is a great way not only to appreciate this trend, but also it makes an excellent neutral foundation for your room. Try the Quickstep Classic Old Oak Light Grey, which is easy to install, and won't overpower your room. Add yellow cushions and throws, and you're good to go!
Pop of Colour!
Want to really make it pop? Opt for yellow throughout your furniture, and pair this with grey décor and a slightly darker floor – and you're really going to make these colours stand out. The contrast allows the yellow to stand out, so we think a soft yellow sofa, or a yellow table can give you a truly unique take on these shades. For this style, we recommend floors like the Karndean Van Gogh Salvaged Barnwood Parquet, to add definition and interest. Oh, and it's waterproof, so you'll be covered when it comes to spillages!
So, there you go! You're up to date with what's due to be on trend this year in the interior design world. Don't forget – we offer free samples, a room visualiser tool and free and fast delivery. And if you have any questions, just get in touch.