Pantone ranking is a significant trends indicator in various industries, including interior design. Which colours were chosen this year, and how to incorporate them in your space? Check our tips.
Every year, Pantone comes up with the trendiest colours, defining the future tendencies in fashion and interior design. Two years ago, it was millennial pink, and last year – classic blue. Pantone’s predictions don’t always meet reality, but in most cases, the colours quickly get international acceptance, appearing on clothes, furniture, accessories, and – first of all – walls!
Repainting your wall in a different colour can be a great way to give an interior design a new touch. Which colours are worth considering this year and what to pair them with?
Pantone colours 2021
In 2021, Pantone has decided to highlight two shades – Illuminating Yellow and Ultimate Grey. They’re both quite classic and universal – however, combining them with other colours can give you some trouble. Actually, they look great together. Thus, you can use them both in your interior design without any worries. Graphic designers have already discovered this duo quite a long time ago, and for long, it was the most commonly used combination in interfaces. And now, it’s time for houses and flats!
Illuminating Yellow – what will it look good with?
This colour is an instant mood-uplifter! It will brighten the dark interiors and make them look larger. You can try putting it on one wall while keeping the others white. Or go for the total yellow look to create the exotic interiors straight out of Cuba or Mexico with contrasting vibrant shades.
Illuminating yellow looks good with grey, but you can also combine it with its complementary shade – navy blue. Adding details in this shade will create a bold contrast without compromising the colour harmony.
Ultimate Grey – what to combine it with?
Grey is universal and can look good basically with anything. However, if you play it safe, the result may be too conventional. Try adding various yellow shades to put some life into your interiors. It can be mustard, sunny yellow, lemon, saffron, and others.
Ultimate Grey will also look good with the industrial details – shaded concrete, terrazzo, or brick. You can combine it with clay to achieve a modern folk effect.
When painting your room in one of these colours, remember to prepare the walls appropriately in order to achieve the purest shades. Clean them, do some sanding, and apply the primer before using the paint – these steps will guarantee the best results.
Article prepared in cooperation with Ignas Limited – painting and decorating contractors London.