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Each January, Pantone releases their “color of the year”, sparking a year of inspiration for enthusiasts of both fashion and interior design. The selection process involves careful consideration of trends, both current and emerging, and reflects all areas of design, entertainment, technology, and even current events.

For 2021, Pantone actually decided to release a pairing of shades: Ultimate Gray and Illuminating (a breezy, bright yellow).

After the turbulence of 2020, Pantone apparently felt that this marriage of two shades reflected the qualities we most need right now. As the company states on their website,

“As people look for ways to fortify themselves with energy, clarity, and hope to overcome the continuing uncertainty, spirited and emboldening shades satisfy our quest for vitality. PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating is a bright and cheerful yellow sparkling with vivacity, a warming yellow shade imbued with solar power. PANTONE 17-5104 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.”

You will see these shades emerge everywhere from fashion’s runways to your local hardware store throughout the year. If you’re looking for an on-trend style update for your home’s exterior, consider new cushions for outdoor furniture that incorporate these shades, gray or yellow flower pots and other containers, and pops of cheery yellow flowers for your garden. Perhaps you’d even like to redesign your mailbox garden or install a new relaxation spot out back.

For help with your landscape redesign, give us a call. We will help you turn your vision into reality, incorporating both classic design staples and up-and-coming trends.