In a year that has been punctuated by highs and lows, light and shade, it’s little surprise that the Pantone Colour(s) of the Year for 2021 are comprised of a bright lemon yellow and a rather safe shade of grey. A response to the pandemic, Pantone describes the duo as “a marriage of colour conveying a message of strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting.”
Unashamedly optimistic, ‘Illuminating’ is a sunny shade of yellow sparkling with vivacity while ‘Ultimate Gray’ is a solid and dependable earthy shade designed to quietly assure while encouraging composure, steadiness and resilience.
Freedom Cosh table lamp in grey: With its classic dome-shaped shade, this vintage-inspired metal design will make a statement in the living room or on a bedside table. It’s available in white and black too. $55.
Annie Sloan paints: Perfect for an up cycling project, the iconic chalk paint brand offers to Pantone-perfect colours in ‘English Yellow’ and ‘Chicago Grey.’
Ferm Living ripple glassware in smoke: A modern design classic, this gorgeous range features a rippled surface, geometric silhouettes and delicate hand feel. From $79.
Superfresco Easy wallpaper: Instead of having to apply glue to the paper, this easy to use range features new ‘paste the wall’ technology making a weekend wallpaper job accessible for even the most novice DIY-er. Prices start at $60 per roll.
Pillow Talk Lunar towel range: Boasting a stylish tassel edge and raised geometric texture, this towel range comes in ten on-trend colours but the yellow is super fun. From $4.95.
Brosa Sophie set of bar stools: Reminiscent of French parlour style, these stylish stools feature plush grey velvet upholstery atop a minimal back frame. $429.
Bonnie & Neil ‘Big Major 2’ tea towel: Handmade in Melbourne, this linen tea towel features a gorgeous screen printed image of a cockatoo. It’s perfect for adding a pop of colour in the kitchen. $39.