Bold Choices: The Year of Ultimate Gray and Illuminating Yellow

Bold Choices: The Year of Ultimate Gray and Illuminating Yellow

Each year, the color experts at Pantone choose an exciting new hue for the year. One that literally sets the tone for design trends around the world.

For 2021, they gave us a double dose of color with two amazing selections—Ultimate Gray and Illuminating Yellow. Needless to say, we here at Clayton Gray Home absolutely loved this color combination. 

Not only is the color gray part of our namesake, but it is also one of our favorite neutral tones to design with. In contrast, Illuminating Yellow is a strong, positive shade that adds the perfect pop of color to any room. And after 2020, we could all use some happy vibes.

To style these colors of the year together, choose your ultimate gray color palette for the majority of your room. Then, add pops of yellow with accessories, artwork and tabletop decor.

We love these vibrant ancient Greek wall art compositions that depict classic antiquities. Hang them individually or in pairs on a gray wall or place them side by side above a stone fireplace mantle. To incorporate more yellow throughout your room, try adding the feather down Lantana Grain Pillow to a gray sofa or settee bench. For an even bolder choice, opt for the gorgeous and modern Arteriors Kitts Chair in Marigold Velvet.

Find these items and more for your home in our curated collection below.