Revealing the Color of the Year 2021

With the start of a new year, we look forward to a blank slate and fresh beginnings. In early December, the Pantone Color Institute announced their choice for color of the year 2021. With an interesting twist, Pantone chose one of their top color choices and paired it with a neutral, for a dual role. Illuminating is a vivid yellow, balanced with Ultimate Gray for this year’s selection.


Color of the Year 2021: A Statement

The color of the year 2021 goes well beyond color. Like always, the choice is a statement, less about color and more about what the world needs. The pairing of yellow and gray represents seeing the light from the shadows. Where there is darkness, there is also light. Does it mean you have to embrace yellow? Certainly not. The message is simply one of choosing happiness & comfort, for the ultimate pairing.

illuminating and ultimate gray pantone swatches for color of the year 2021


What Can We Do with Color?

If yellow + gray are not for you, it’s ok! Just combine your favorite splash of color with a neutral you love for a beautiful result! Need tips about how to bring color in this year? Read on!


Create a Welcoming Entry

One design statement that can change the entire vibe of your home is painting your front door. While yellow is rejuvenating, many colors are available to customize the look of your home’s entry. Some popular choices? Black, red and aqua have all earned top spots for this trend.

entryway door painted yellow


Make It Playful

The best part about bringing a vibrant color into the design of your home is the personality it creates. From a splash of wallpaper to smaller accents, like throw pillows, blankets, area rugs and more, you’ll freshen the look for the coming year.

contemporary bedroom with yellow flecked wallpaper


Style Up Small Spaces

A great way to experiment with a new color is by choosing a small space to decorate. Whether it’s a bay window, a walk-in closet or a new home office space you’ve created, you can make it new–and all its own.  

dining room bay window nook with yellow roman shades


Have Fun with Design in 2021

With 2020 behind us, we’re looking forward to a brighter future, filled with hope and optimism. Want to bring a new color into your Houston area home? Now sure where to start? Our team, at Creative Blinds, would love to help you get started. Get in touch with us for your FREE consultation.