As we (tentatively) enter 2021, it’s safe to assume that many of us designers, DIYers and decor aficionados are searching for soft and soothing palettes to introduce into our personal spaces. What better way to counter all that negative energy, right? Luckily for us, Pantone is giving us not one but two Colours of the Year – and we gotta say: we’re in love with this winning combo. Want to integrate these colour palettes into your decor? We’ve rounded up a few ideas to help you bring the trendiest colours into your home.
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Say Hello to Flint Gray
Last year was all about the PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue – but designers and DIYers were treated to two colour trends for 2021. According to Behr’s trend report, PANTONE PPU26-05 Flint Gray is the soothing palette we need heading into the new year. Since many of us are still working from home, consider this shade for your home office. And revisit last year’s blue-hued colour trend, too.
Also Say Hello to Radiant Sun
To complement the Flint Gray, Behr also suggests PANTONE P310-6 Radiant Sun to add a vibrant pop of colour to any space, such as an accent wall in the bedroom. As Behr colour expert Erika Woelfel pointed out, “We all know  has been a challenging year, and in many ways, colour and design trends tend to be representative of our cultural experience. Choosing this dichotomy of colours that simultaneously contrast and complement each other is so beautifully representative of what the world is going through – good and bad. [They] reflect the spectrum of emotions we’ve collectively experienced and provide a springboard of hope for where we would like to be in 2021.”
Take a Seat
IKEA wasted no time hopping on Pantone’s colour trends this year. The furniture giant released their own trend report highlighting all their best-selling furnishings and decorative items in stock that feature a palette that aligns with Radiant Sun and Flint Gray. Happy shopping! Janinge Chairs, IKEA, $80.
Dish Washing Made Easy
These yellow and grey reusable handmade cotton dish cloths were already on-trend for 2021. (What did they know that we didn’t?) Treat yourself to a bundle for a budget- and eco-friendly solution to your kitchen cleaning. Bonus: they also make for a stylish last-minute gift idea. Cotton Dish Cloths (Bundle of 3), Etsy, $14.
Agate coasters are all the rage, so why not pounce on these gorgeous grey beauties that’ll align with any colour palette in your home? Agate Slice Coasters (Set of 4), Etsy, $52.
Add a bold pop of colour (reminiscent of Pantone’s Radiant Sun) with this 10″ basket – perfect for storage or plants – that was handmade in Kenya. Kiondo Basket, Kasandy, $70.
Related: This Toronto Home Proves That Bright Colours and Vintage Decor Can Be Seriously Chic
This chic textured throw is the perfect item to cozy up on the couch with during those chilly winter months. Oui Chevron Chenille Throw, Indigo, $60.
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Not keen on the idea of tackling a major paint project early in the new year? For a simple yet creative way to incorporate more yellow and grey into your space, consider a show-stopping area rug that makes great use of each. Lebouef Power Loom Area Rug, Wayfair, $49.
If you’ve got a major green thumb, snag one of these soothing handmade grey ceramic planters from this Ottawa-based pottery shop. Pair it with one of these plants that flower in the winter for a vibrant pop of colour that will set the tone in your abode for 2021. Planter, Steffi Acevedo Ceramics, $35.
Related: Over 2020? Here Are the 15 Luckiest Plants for Your Home
Here Comes the Sun
Even the coldest and dreariest day can’t compete with this sunny pillow that’ll immediately brighten your home and, more importantly, your mood. Oui Velvet & Linen Pillow Cover, Indigo, $35.
The Cafe Experience
A table is a big-ticket item for sure, but one that’ll evoke some serious cafe vibes. This grey stunner made from recycled aluminum will inspire you to create an at-home coffee-making station. Enjoy! 1 Inch Cafe Table, Goodee, $1,315.
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