Ultimate Gray & Illuminating: Transforming Your Condo with Pantone Color of the Year

Jan 06, 2021

We’re in love with Pantone’s Color of the Year and we think you should be, too!

The Pantone Color Institute, a color trend-forecasting and consulting company, has recently selected not just one but two hues, Ultimate Gray and Illuminating as Color of the Year and you can expect these colors to be prominently used in condo interiors this 2021!

Ultimate Gray is described by Pantone as “emblematic of solid and dependable elements which are everlasting and provide a firm foundation” while Illuminating, a bright and cheerful yellow, is described as “sparkling with vivacity, a warming yellow shade imbued with solar power.”

The unique combination of Ultimate Gray and Illuminating conveys a message of positivity, resilience and hope. With these colors, Pantone’s color experts express the need to feel encouraged and uplifted this New Year.

We know you can’t wait to have these colors in your condo unit! When combined, the color pairing will definitely provide a mood boost with a touch of sophistication.

Here are some easy ways to transform your condo with Pantone Color of the Year.

Wall Art

Yellow and Gray would work beautifully together, injecting both a sense of vibrancy and serenity. These two colors will intensify each other and create a vibrant feel in your condo unit.

Wouldn’t they look good when combined in a minimalist wall art which you can place in the condo living area? Try curating gray and yellow wall art this 2021!

Kitchen Cabinet & Accessories

Yellow is a vibrant and energizing color that can be used as an accent color while Gray is known to be an elegant neutral which you can easily modernize with soft colors. These two when combined, bring a sense of happiness and calmness which helps make any condo unit an ultimate urban sanctuary.

Why not try painting your upper and lower kitchen cabinets gray and match these with yellow kitchen accessories for a fun, sunny and playful pairing!

Wall Paint & Decors

A lot of condo unit owners prefer light gray as an alternative wall color to white to be able to achieve that soft, tranquil vibe. It is considered one of the most commonly used wall color that can easily work with different decorative elements and aesthetic directions.

You can make it even more appealing by color blocking light gray with a complementary color like yellow to give a cooler treatment and a more optimistic and intimate mood in your condo space.

Check out different decors in complementary shades or those with pops of yellow or why not pick out a key piece of furniture like a yellow couch or armchair so that your Ultimate Gray-toned walls sit back in the color scheme.


Bring the colors of the year into your condo through textiles.

Adopt Ultimate Gray and Illuminating in your beddings and pillows to keep a focus on your bed or make these colors of the year stand out by having a neutral sofa with yellow decorative pillows.

Cookware and Dining ware

Make a statement with the Pantone Color of the Year by investing on cookware and dining ware with shades of gray and yellow.

There are a lot of ways to add the colors of the year to your condo décor. Whether you are planning a condo revamp or just a simple makeover, the 2021 Pantone color of the year may serve as a reminder for us to be strong, vibrant and optimistic this New Year.

Tell us what you think of the 2021 color picks and how these can transform your condo interior next year.

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