How to Decorate with This Year’s Pantone Color of the Year

Each year the iconic color centric company, Pantone, selects a “color of the year.” It is selected thoughtfully by color experts who search the world considering the entertainment industry, new technologies, materials, textures and even social media platforms to determine what colors to consider. Then, during a secret two-day meeting in Europe filled with presentations and debate, a color is chosen. This year’s winning selection is two complementary colors: Illuminating 13-0647 and Ultimate Gray 17-5014 – a yellow gray combo. With such a lovely complementary duo, the sky’s the limit on how you can incorporate them into your own home.

In the kitchen. Paint kitchen cupboards or walls in gray as the base color and add touches of yellow and creams throughout. Purchase serving dishes in yellow to add a little bit of sunshine to your table setting.

Outside. Use yellow pillows and seat cushions on your outdoor furniture. Purchase yellow melamine dishes to add some extra life to your backyard oasis. Add a gray and white striped outdoor area rug.

In the bedroom. Layer yellow and gray blankets, plush pillows and quilted throws in a guest room for an extra cozy feel.

The laundry room. This is always a fun room to change up, mainly because it’s small and screaming to be noticed! Paint the walls yellow (or if you’re brave – striped!) or add a fun yellow and gray wallpaper. Throw a fluffy yellow rug on the floor in front of the washer and dryer.

Accessorize. If you’re not ready to commit to an entire new color scheme, simply scatter yellow or yellow and gray pillows throughout a room or replace some area rugs or blankets in this exciting color pair. If you have open shelving in the kitchen add some yellow bowls for pops of sunshine in the kitchen.

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