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Ultimate Gray and Illuminating - Are You Ready for Pantone 2021 Colors of the Year?

Pantone is a company that prides itself in being the global authority when it comes to color. For many years now, it’s been unveiling its versions of Color of the Year and it seems that the fashion and interior design industries are following the trends.

This 2020, the Color of the Year is Classic Blue and just last year, it was more eye-catching with Living Coral taking center stage.


Did you ever wonder how Pantone chooses the colors that they highlight each year? They have been at it since the year 2000. It all began with the discussion among 20 people and it eventually evolved into a team which became the Pantone Colour Institute.

The process of choosing the subsequent year’s central color takes almost nine months. The chosen color is actually a global expression of people’s moods and attitudes.

Following the color trends isn’t new. Homeowners want to stay up-to-date with the current styles that they could use in their own habitats. And with the New Year just two days away, you still have time to understand this year’s color and how you can apply it in your interior design.

Ultimate Gray + Illuminating = Stellar Sacramento Home Design 

So Pantone has finally proclaimed next year’s colors (yes, there are two!) to guide the decorators, homeowners, and interior designers in Sacramento and all other places in the world with their color schemes. The year of the metal ox pointed towards Ultimate Gray and Illuminating both exciting yet subdued hues that would be great to incorporate in your Sacramento interior design or any home design for that matter. 

Ultimate Gray and Illuminating for Your Interior Design Sacramento Project 

Classic Blue, this year, was a medium dark shade of cyan blue. Many people used it because it is a classic hue, therefore, it is definitive perfect for any high end interior design. There was no need to do trials and errors with such a color palette. 


Dubbed as Pandemic Colors by ARTNews, both colors are seemingly metaphorical with Ultimate Gray being where the world is now and Illuminating representing the light at the end of the tunnel.  A lot of interior design firms in Sacramento, as well as throughout the globe, are excited to use these colors in their projects. 

Illuminating is vibrant and charming so it could bring  most beautiful adjectives to your Sacramento home design. You can either use it as a bold statement or it can also take the backseat to become the light accent for Ultimate Gray

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Left to right: American Leather's Gibbs King Gray sofa and Gaines Twin Yellow sofa. 

Allow both colors to participate in the whole design harmony that you’re trying to set up in your home. And allow yourself to be playful, too, as you experiment on how you can better use these lovely hues.

So, Illuminating is an electrifying shade of yellow. What’s great with this hue is that you can match it with many different colors. Even when it’s categorized as a shade of yellow, it’s a vibrant version so it is nearer to the bright color palette more than any other color scheme.

Ultimate Gray and Illuminating beautifully balance a neutral and bright shade for your Sacramento home design. Match it with whites, grays, creams, greens or blues. These complimentary colors can help in further neutralizing the pair. 

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Downtown and Canadel Collections by Canadel Furniture are both available at McCreery's Home Furnishings.

Add a partial or full accent wall (preferably in Illuminating) then pair the color with natural wood. This simple ensemble will give you a classic vibe. If you’re not afraid to play with colors, then go bold with Pantone's Illuminating as the anchor color for metallic accents.

The Pantone Colors of the Year for 2021 can also be beautiful inside the bedroom. The fusion can be used as the color for the bedding or the furniture. These hues will surely bring restful sleeps in the nights to come.

And while you're in for a fashionable bedroom interior design for the coming year, why not learn How to Buy Sacramento Mattress Like a Pro in the process. 

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If you want to add Ultimate Gray and Illuminating in the kitchen, then add it to your heart's content. The pop of color will add the fun vibe to what is an otherwise neutral room but the shade of gray is also there to make sure that your color scheme doesn't go overboard.

Imagine some furnishings in Ultimate Gray and Illuminating for 2021.  They’re a thing of beauty, aren’t they?

Here are some more fine furniture and accessory suggestions from us here at McCreery's Home Furnishings

Yellow throws are Pinterest images. You may order these colors and styles (and more), here, at McCreery's Home Furnishings

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