Showing Off the Color of the Year 2021

It’s a new year, and we’re so ready for the fresh start and excitement that comes along with it! A few weeks ago, the Pantone Color Institute announced the color of the year 2021. This is something we’ve been looking forward to sharing with you since we wrote about the color trends this fall. This year, instead of one color, they chose a pair! Illuminating is a bright, vibrant yellow and Ultimate Gray is a soft, cozy neutral. 


There’s Always a Story

The color of the year 2021 is not just a random color that they chose off a list. Rather, this yellow was carefully and intentionally selected to look like sunshine after the storm of a year we all just faced in 2020. The gray is a good way to balance out the brightness of Illuminating to bring you a stunning pair of happiness and coziness to add to your home. Pantone's color of the year 2021: illuminating and ultimate gray.

And if yellow and gray is just not your favorite mix, or wouldn’t work well with your current style, no need to worry! This color pairing is just a great reminder that you can pick your favorite pop of color and balance it out with a pretty neutral all throughout your home. We’ve compiled a few of our favorite ways to do this.


Start Outside

It’s easy to forget to also style your exterior, but it’s so important! That’s the first part of your home that everyone sees, and it’s what you are welcomed home to every time you pull back into your driveway. A quick and simple way to make a dramatic difference is by painting your front door. Just look at how welcoming and cheery this yellow one is. Red, black, and aqua are other popular colors for this project. 

Yellow front door offers welcoming atmosphere.


Shake it Up a Bit

This master bedroom shows off a few different ways to toss in a color splash. You can either start simple by switching out your throws, or go all in by choosing a fun wallpaper. No matter what you choose, your additional color will help your personality shine through your design and leave you loving your home design more than ever before.

Pops of yellow in master bedroom.


Still a Little Hesitant?

We get it! Adding in bright colors can seem a bit overwhelming at first. That’s why we recommend starting in a small area so you can play around with exactly what colors you want to implement. This breakfast nook bay window was a perfect way for the homeowner to experiment with how yellow could work in their space. 

Yellow bay window in kitchen.

Are You Inspired by the Color of the Year 2021?

Whether you’re drawn to the Illuminating yellow color or want to add a long time favorite of your own, we hope these ideas gave you some inspiration on how to get started! If you get stuck or want some more inspiration, Bazaar Home Decorating is always here and eager to help you with your Milwaukee area home. Contact us today for your FREE consultation.