Happy New Year! Many of us have had a rollercoaster of a year and are happy to see it end. Every year Pantone announces their "Color of the Year" for the new year. This year come with not one, but TWO colors that very accurately represent the time we're in.
"Illuminate" is a bright, clear yellow. "Ultimate Gray" is a medium gray shade. These two colors reflect the dichotomy that 2020 brought to the world. While a global pandemic and spotlight presidential election took over everyone's newsfeeds, many were also able to enjoy more time at home with their families and gather a sense of hope for the future.
Most people don't specifically realize that there is an official color of the year. The way you'll see this is usually reflected in marketing campaigns, clothing, and retail wares. Companies utilize these popular colors to stay on trend and unite their visions.
Because of the trends in retail, home designs trends also follow the popular color of the year. You have a lot of freedom in how you use them - as much or as little as you want! Ultimate Gray is a fantastic neutral that would work well in any home.
Yellow helps to brighten any room. It works especially well in rooms without a lot of natural lighting to bring a sense of sunshine into the space. Bright colors are best incorporated in ways that are easily updated - pillows, rugs, accessories, to name a few. If you're feeling daring - buy a statement piece of furniture to really add a pop!
Illuminating and Ultimate Gray are two fantastic color options no matter what year it is. Take a look the next time you're in a store and see how many times you can spot them! If you are not sure what makes the most sense for you, Contact Us to get some professional input on what you might think about doing with your space.
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