Now that 2020 is behind us, it’s out with the old and in with the new, and that includes the hottest new color trends in home decorating. Pantone’s color experts say it’s time to stop thinking pink when it comes to the latest in home decor trends for 2021.
What better way to move forward into the New Year than revamping your home’s decor with Pantone’s two new color picks for 2021: Ultimate Gray, a sophisticated demure neutral hue, and Illuminating, a lemony shade of yellow.
“No one color could get across the meaning of the moment,” says Laurie Pressman, the vice president of the Pantone Color Institute, explaining the two shades that seem to be complete opposites.
Pressman explains that the unusual color combination, which includes two usually independent colors, is a great metaphorical representation of society this year. “We all realized we cannot do this alone. We all have a deeper understanding of how we need each other and emotional support and hope,” she says.
Be on Trend with Home Accents In the New Colors of 2021
Perk up a little moody gray with optimize yellow as chosen by the color experts of Pantone. Since neutral gray has been a popular color in the home design space for a while now, it is a perfect representation of the cloudier and darker recent past while yellow is sunny and optimistic and signifies a brighter future.
And while the Pantone colors Classic Blue (2020) and Living Coral (2019) will continue to be popular shades, Ultimate Gray and Illuminating are showing up around the world in everything from clothing and cars to kitchen and other home design elements, according to trend forecasters.
Ahead are some great inexpensive home decor deals inspired by Pantone’s two new colors of the year for 2021 that you can score right now (as well as a few special splurges):
Update the Bedroom with Up to 81% Off
- NuWallpaper Gray and Yellow Suzani Peel and Stick Wallpaper – Sale Price: $26.62 | Reg. Price: $39
- Kail Throw Blanket – Sale Price: $38.99 | Reg. Price: $48.99
- Chic Home Bedding Queen Sebastian Comforter 10-Piece Set – Sale Price: $65.22 | Reg. Price: $199.50
Create a Bright and More Inviting Kitchen for Under $60
You spend a lot of the day in the kitchen, so investing in some key items will make it one of your favorite places in the house — even when doing the dishes.
- Set the table and create a mood at the same time by combining a sleek Chilewich Ombre Placemat (Reg. Price: $15) with fun yellow dishes, such as those from Elama’s stoneware dinnerware (16-piece set, Reg. Price: $59.99) or these Café Flared Mugs (set of 4) (Reg. Price: $40).
- Rugshop Modern Floral Circles Mat – Reg. Price: $26.99-$44.99
Go for an Affordable Total Refresh in the Living Room
Living rooms should be comfortable, but don’t forget to also make them visually appealing. Here are some great design basics to get in gray and yellow.
- Quilted Cotton Pillow Covers – Reg. Price: $30
- Intelligent Design Yellow in Gray Chevron Printed Curtains – Sale Price: $29.91 | Reg. Price: $39.99
- Display your favorite family photos in these chic Bodhi Bone picture frames in various sizes (Sale Price: $39.50-$63 | Reg. Price: $49.50-$79).
Forget Painting and Save Money and Time in the Bathroom by Adding Colorful Accent Pieces
The bathroom is a small space, so gray and yellow really pack a punch and make the space bright and cheery and a bit more special.
- Organic Textured Starter Bath Towel Set – Sale Price: $27.60-$55.20 | Reg. Price: $34.50-$69
- Donnell Embroidered and Pieced Shower Curtain – Sale Price with Amazon Coupon: $17.99 | Reg. Price: $19.99
- Allure Home Creations wastebasket – Reg. Price: $39.99
Go Big with Pantone’s 2021 Colors of the Year with Some Special Splurges
Looking for a way to spend those stimulus checks? Don’t forget to treat yourself and go for a few conversation pieces or things that will continue to bring you joy even after next year’s new colors of the year are announced.
- Le Creuset Signature Enameled Cast Iron Essential Oven – Sale Price: $179.95 | Reg. Price: $290
- A new sofa is a major purchase, and the Andes 3-Piece Chaise Sectional is both spacious and comfortable enough for the whole family to lounge on at the same time (Reg. Price: $2,697-$4,197).
- Ronin Tufted Wingback Felt Headboard – Reg. Price: $699-$799 (earn 10% back in reward dollars or get six months of special financing on purchases over $749 when you sign up for the Crate&Barrel card)
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