The 2021 Pantone Colour of the Year – Ultimate Grey
Now that you’re schooled on the basics of colour theory, as well as the relationship between colour and texture and material, let’s talk about one of the design world’s most hotly-anticipated announcements, the Pantone Colour of the Year.
2021’s colour is Ultimate Grey, a natural, earthy grey that the brand describes as ‘emblematic of solid and dependable elements’. This colour is the perfect equaliser in your home – a great jumping-off point for playing with bright tones, or the grounding element that ties your neutrals together, Ultimate Grey fits with almost all interior styles and pieces.
Interior Design Colour Trends
Colour is at the root of most design choices – whether you’re obsessed with coordinating hues or prefer to turn to the colour wheel to determine complementary choices, colour can make or break your space. Although there will always be certain colour combos that remain firmly in the design zeitgeist, it’s hard to deny that trends have abundant power, and they’re always evolving.
Furniture pieces, decor and interior elements are driven by trends in 2021 more than ever. From the Pantone Colour of the Year, awaited by design fanatics every year with bated breath, to the TikTok famous ‘neutral aesthetic’, colour trends have made their way into our society’s collective consciousness. To help you stay in the loop with everything happening in the world of colour, we’re rounded up the most relevant colour trends for 2021, as well as diving into the Pantone Colour of the Year.