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Bathroom Trends - Colour Of The Year: Ultimate Gray & Illuminating

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Colour of the Year 2021 Ultimate Gray and Illuminating

This year, the Colour Institute Pantone, opted to highlight two independent Colours of the Year. PANTONE 17-5104 "Ultimate Gray" + PANTONE 13-0647 "Illuminating" come together as two separate elements to support each other. Pantone's Executive Director, Leatrice Eiseman, released the statement "The union of an enduring Ultimate Gray with the vibrant yellow Illuminating expresses a message of positivity supported by fortitude. Practical and rock-solid but at the same time warming and optimistic, this is a colour combination that gives us resilience and hope. We need to feel encouraged and uplifted; this is essential to the human spirit."

When it comes to incorporating both of these colours into your home bathrooms colour scheme, there are many styles and looks you can achieve. Whether you're looking to go bold with an "Illuminating" backdrop or create a classic setting with "Ultimate Gray", both of these colours can be utilised together to highlight and complement each other. 

Go Bold with Illuminating Tiles

Incorporating yellow and grey into interior designs commonly consists of a grey backdrop featuring yellow accents; but why not go bold and make a statement. Using "Illuminating" yellow metro tiles with grey or black fittings creates an ultra-modern industrial look. The bright illuminating yellow lifts the dark surrounding fittings, creating a balance within the space. Not only does this style include the colour of the year 2021, but it also utilises matt black or brushed black brassware, a bathroom trend that continues to grow in popularity. 

Pantone Colour of the Year Bathroom Tiles

Stay Classic with Ultimate Gray Furniture

Within both modern and traditional interior designs, grey has always been a popular colour choice. Whether it features through a background, furniture or accent colour, grey regularly makes an appearance in our homes. Due to its understated characteristics, you can incorporate this soft shade into a wide range of colour schemes, making it a timeless addition to your bathroom. If you're looking to incorporate this year's other Colour of the Year, "Illuminating", into your colour scheme with "Ultimate Gray", check out the style below. 

Pantone Colour of the Year Bathroom Furniture

Layer with Illuminating & Ultimate Gray Accessories

Updating your bathroom accessories and soft furnishings is an ideal way to stay up to date with each year's colour trends. By creating a base colour palette that is timeless and versatile, you can update your accessories each year depending on the current trends to update your colour scheme. Within your bathroom products such as towels, bath mats, flannels, toilet brushes, tumblers and soap dishes can all be renewed with ease. The harmony between "Illuminating" and "Ultimate Gray" allows the layering of accessories to create a bright and warm space without becoming overpowering. 

Colour of the Year Bathroom Accessories




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