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Design Your Space With Pantone Colour of The Year 2021

Design Your Space With Pantone Colour of The Year 2021 (Illuminating and Ultimate grey)

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Add Pantone Colour of the year 2021, Illuminating and Ultimate grey to your space

As the year 2020 draws to a close, Pantone has unveiled the colour it believes will reflect the year ahead.

For the year 2021, Pantone has selected two contrasting shades, “ultimate grey” and “illuminating”, which they described as “a marriage of colour conveying a message of strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting.

After a difficult year thanks to a global pandemic, Illuminating yellow and Ultimate grey is a cheerful mix that reminds us to be resilient while always having it in mind that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

One way to take inspiration from the Pantone colour of the year, 2021 is by finding ways to incorporate them into your home. The ideal way to design your space with Pantone colour of the year 2021, will be to use ultimate grey” as the prominent colour on furniture such as on a sofa and other upholstered furniture, then use home accessories such as cushions and throws with “illuminating yellow” as accents to pop out the grey.

Pantone colour of the year, 2021
Pantone colour of the year, 2021 (Image credit: Pantone)

We’ve rounded up some key products to help you design your space with the Pantone colour of the year, 2021. Check them out below.

Living room

living room

Your living has probably been many things to you this year. It has acted as an entertainment hub, a relaxation spot, an office, and even a gym. You can go ahead to make a spot where you can draw inspiration to keep moving ahead by adding a touch of the Pantone colour of the year, 2021 to it.

You can achieve this by choosing living room furniture such as sofas, sofabeds, coffee tables, console tables, and lots more that come in 2021 Pantone colour Ultimate grey and Illuminating yellow.


Sofa beds


Coffee tables

Console tables

Side tables


Entertainment unit



Besides getting a good night’s rest, the bedroom can serve other purposes like acting as a home office for people who work from home. It is also the room where we spend most of our time at home, so it needs to be set up in such a way that it breeds positivity. Give your bedroom the feeling of steadiness and resilience by adding bedroom furniture with the Pantone colour of the year to it.


Chest of drawers

Bedside tables

Bedroom seating

Dressing tables


Bedroom storage

Kitchen and Dining


A kitchen or dining room set up with the Pantone colour of the year, 2021 (illuminating and ultimate grey) will easily catch the eye and brim with energy and personality. You can bring these colours into your kitchen and dining space through furniture and kitchenware.

Dining table sets

Dining chairs

Dining benches

Dining tables

Children’s room

children's room

When it comes to designing with the 2021 Pantone colour of the year, children’s rooms are not left out. Bring your child’s bedroom to life by opting for children’s room furniture with illuminating and ultimate grey colour.

Children’s beds

Children’s bookcases

Children’s chest of drawers

Children’s seating

Children’s Shelves

Children’s wardrobes

Chidren’s home accessories

Home accessories

home accessories

Illuminating, which is a bright yellow colour is perfect for home accessories. Using ultimate grey in large quantity for decoration can run the risk of looking a bit dull and flat so complimenting it with this zingy yellow is a great concept.

Cushions, rugs, vases, photo frames, wall arts, and lots more are the easiest ways to update the colour scheme of any room. So add those with the Pantone colour of the year to your space to make it pop.



Photo frames

Wall arts



Outside Space


Set an inviting tone to your outdoor space with outdoor tables and chairs made with the Pantone colour of the year.

Garden table sets

Garden tables

Garden chairs

Need more inspiration?

Shop more furniture with 2021 Pantone colour of the year > Illuminating & Ultimate grey shop

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