Colour of the year 2021

This year PANTONE® has selected two shades for its official Colour of the Year for 2021 – ‘Illuminating’ yellow and ‘Ultimate Gray’.

Colour of the Year is described as ‘A marriage of colour conveying a message of strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting’.

If you like to be on trend, I have plenty of fabrics to fit the moment. But whether you’re seeking the latest trend or not, you still might like to consider decorating with greys and yellows.

Mixing neutral greys with shades of yellow creates cheerful and sophisticated interiors, they complement each other perfectly. Grey on its own is very soothing and extremely versatile but for stunning results, mix it with shades of yellow.

Pattern helps to bring this combination alive. For retro and Scandi enthusiasts remember to keep the lines clean; simple patterns and geometrics work best.
If you are aiming for more of a country chic look, then try adding some floral prints to the scheme.

Always try out different paint samples and fabric swatches before you make your final selection. The light will change throughout the day and this will affect how the colours appear in your room.

Accessorise with chunky knits and ceramics and don’t be afraid to mix textures because this helps to add interest to the room. I’m a big admirer of the chunky knits and rugs that are around at the moment, they work with so many different styles and just add a little bit of cosiness.

We associate yellow with happiness and optimism.

Wisteria Warm Saffron

Curtain made using Wisteria warm saffron fabric

Left: Wisteria warm saffron Middle: Mollie slate Right: Meadow Grass saffron

I have quite a few yellows and greys across my fabric collections, here are just a few of my favourites, but there are plenty more fabrics to choose from and they all look gorgeous made into curtains, cushions and blinds.