2021 Ultimately Illuminating

Kim Kemp

Kim Kemp

Interior Designer

Pantone Colours for 2021

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

For designers this brings back the ubiquitous grey as the ultimate neutral in interior schemes coupled with an exciting yellow to brighten and ‘illuminate’. These colours are polar opposites, gender neutral and offer so much scope for creatively using in commercial or residential interiors. From children’s nurseries to sophisticated living and dining spaces, or office furnishings, the combination of grey and yellow provides a play on the metallic shades of ‘silver’ and ‘gold’.

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