For over 20 years, Pantone’s Color of the Year has influenced product development in industries like fashion, home furnishings and industrial design, as well as product packaging and graphic design! Refreshing your home’s color palette can be a great way to kick off a new year and Pantone’s Color of the Year is here to inspire you. This year, there are two: Ultimate Gray and Illuminating.
Practical and rock solid but at the same time warming and optimistic, the union of Ultimate Gray and Illuminating is one of strength and positivity. It is a story of color that encapsulates deeper feelings of thoughtfulness with the promise of something sunny and friendly. A message of happiness supported by fortitude, the combination of Ultimate Gray and Illuminating is aspirational and gives us hope. We need to feel that everything is going to get brighter – this is essential to the human spirit.
Illuminating is a bright and cheerful yellow sparkling with vivacity, a warming yellow shade imbued with solar power.
Ultimate Gray is emblematic of solid and dependable elements which are everlasting and provide a firm foundation. The colors of pebbles on the beach and natural elements whose weathered appearance highlights an ability to stand the test of time, Ultimate Gray quietly assures, encouraging feelings of composure, steadiness and resilience.
Add these fresh new colors to your home through artwork, furniture or fabrics. Or, if you’re just getting started, speak to our Design Gallery experts about how you can incorporate Pantone’s Colors of the Year into your new homes design.