Fun Ways to Bring the 2021 Pantone Color of the Year Into Your Home

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Every year, Pantone Color Institute selects the Pantone Color of the Year, pulling inspiration from different influences across the entertainment industry, art collections, fashion, design, travel destinations, worldwide events, and more.

If I had to guess what the Pantone Color of 2020 was, I’d imagine a deep and murky brown (in reality, it was Classic Blue).

With the start of a new year and lots of optimism to go along with it, the Pantone Color of the Year for 2021 is Ultimate Gray and Illuminating. According to Pantone, the combination represents strength, resilience, and positivity and is “a story of color that encapsulates deeper feelings of thoughtfulness with the promise of something sunny and friendly.”


Source: @pantone


I can’t argue with that. I’d love a bright and strong future for all of us. If you want to bring some of these colors and feelings into your life and into your home, you don’t need to paint a statement wall or redecorate your entire living room. Instead, there are small ways to bring gray and yellow into your space with home accents, accessories, and even some items for your little ones.

Here are 27 items that bring Ultimate Gray and Illuminating (plus strength and positivity) into your home in 2021.


Home Decor




Baby & Kid Gear


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