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Home and Fashion Color Trends for 2021, The Pantone Color of the Year

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.

pantone colors of the year 2021

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!!! 

See the Pantone Color of the Year 2020

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 furniture

Gray is always right on point for clothing and nail color, too. Who doesn't love a cozy gray oversized sweater?

oversized gray sweater

My clients have been loving their gray nail polish for years. They will be happy to know gray is trending for 2021.

Zoya Dove, Zoya Bee, Zoya Tao
Here are Zoya Dove, Zoya Bee, and Zoya Tao. 
These favorite nail polish colors are right on trend.

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!

yellow garden stool

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. 

great yellow t shirt

I have to admit, I also love some yellow polished toes in the summertime!

zoya bee on toes

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.

Andrea Krill Interiors LLC

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

yellow and gray pillows

Fake Flowers

Fake Flowers are the ultimate home accessory to add an easy pop of color. These beauties are $16.99.

fake yellow tulips in vase

Buy on Amazon


Add a soft furry throw to your sofa, chair or bed to add some quick trendy color. 

furry yellow and gray throws

Area Rugs
Area rugs are another great way to incorporate color into your home. I love this Moroccan Trellis Area Rug in yellow, white and gray! $99.54

Change out the art on your walls to get with the color trend inexpensively. 

yellow and gray art

yellow and gray art

Or Add these cool rattan balls to a vase for $8.99,

 Or add a unique yellow vase. $15.99
yellow heart vase

I love these silicon flower trivets! Remember Spirogragh? That's what these remind me of. So fun! I might just hang them on a wall! $11.99
yellow silicone trivets
There you have it. Some fun trendy items for you and your home.

I hope this year's Pantone Colors of the Year inspire you to decorate and brighten your home and freshen up your fashion looks with these inspiring colors for an optimistic 2021. 

        Here's to Fresh Starts and Optimism! 
Licensed Cosmetologist, Esthetician, Makeup Artist

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