I always look forward to seeing what the folks at Pantone choose as the color or colors of the year. It is always interesting to see how fashion, nail color, makeup and home decor follow the Pantone color trend.
There are 2 Pantone colors for 2021, Ultimate Gray and Illuminating. I just love the combination of yellow and gray!
Ultimate Gray is a warm, rock solid gray representing strength.
Illuminating is sunny yellow representing positivity.
Thank you Pantone. We certainly need lots of strength and positivity for 2121!!!
Let's get into the colors and how to use them in your home and on your person. I have included Amazon Affiliate Shopping links in this post to help you find the perfect items to add strength and positivity your life!
The Gray Color Trend for 2021
Gray has been a huge home decorating color for years now and it shows no signs of stopping especially with the farmhouse decorating style remaining so popular.
Gray is always right on point for clothing and nail color, too. Who doesn't love a cozy gray oversized sweater?
My clients have been loving their gray nail polish for years. They will be happy to know gray is trending for 2021.
The Yellow Color Trend for 2021
As for yellow, it is the best accent color in home decorating to instantly create a happy vibe. Color psychology shows us that colors can cause certain emotions. The properties of yellow include warmth, 0ptimism, brightness, energy, and attention.
Yellow stimulates the left side of the brain bringing clarity to decision making. Add it to your home decorating to help create a happy environment for your family.
I saw this happy garden stool at Homegoods. It's so bright and cheery!
In fashion, you can never go wrong with a bright, sunny yellow T shirt or a pop of yellow jewelry for an instant pick me up.
I have to admit, I also love some yellow polished toes in the summertime!
Lots of lovely colors, such as blue, green and coral, pair beautifully with both yellow and gray so you don't need redo everything in your house to get with the trend, unless you want to!
If you want to change everything and get a fresh start, I recommend using a professional interior designer to help you create your dream home using just the right colors.
Easy Yellow and Gray Home Decorating Ideas on a Budget
It's easy to do a quick trendy color update in your home. A visit to your local Homegoods or Amazon will provide you with tons of inexpensive home accessory options to instantly change the look of your home.
Here are my favorite home decorating ideas on a budget.
Pillows are my very favorite way to update the look of my living room. We love pillows at our house! These pillows from Amazon are absolutely perfect!!! $18.99
Add a soft furry throw to your sofa, chair or bed to add some quick trendy color.
Or add a unique yellow vase. $15.99
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