For only the second time in 22 years, Pantone has selected two colors of the year for 2021: PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray and PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating. 

Pantone described the chosen yellow and gray as being “Thoughtful, sunny, and friendly.” The message is one of hope and perseverance during difficult times.

Top Image: Mary Patton Design

Pantone 2021 Colors of the Year
Erin Gates Design

Image Credit: Erin Gates Design

Cloudy skies, dawn on the horizon!

Looking to brighten your home with this fresh palette? 

Gray always provides a sense of calm and serenity, a neutral space. We love it on walls and floors.

Murphy Maude
Murphy Maude
Murphy Maude

Image Credit: Murphy Maude

Accentuate the positive” with yellow

Where? Well, just about anywhere.

  • The front door

  • With textiles on throws and pillows

  • Fresh lemons in a bowl

  • The nursery

  • With window treatments

  • A bold gas range

  • On kitchen or bathroom cabinets

  • With lighting, task or overhead

  • Sofa or side chair

  • On outdoor seating

Melanie Turner
Melanie Turner

Image Credit: Melanie Turner

Erin Francois
Erin Francois
Erin Francois

Image Credit: Erin Francois

Yellow chairs

Image Credit: Serena and Lily

The future is looking a little brighter already, don’t you think?

Still not sure how to bring it all together, give our design concierge a call at 703.988.7140.