For 2021, Pantone has announced that it will have two Colors of the Year, Illuminating and Ultimate Gray, to call to mind “resilience and hope.” As we slowly move into the new year, add a splash of brightness into your space with this modern and beautifully contrasting combination—and you don’t have to do a lot of rearranging, too. Check our simple upgrades below, inclusive of items you may want to consider buying:TOP STORY: 10 Universally Flattering Hair Color Ideas If You're Planning a Makeover
1. Change your throw pillow cases
Getting a new set of throw pillow cases is probably one of the easiest ways you can spruce up your living room. Yellows and grays can add a lively pop to a neutral-colored couch.
Socone Yellow Series
P59/each (currently on sale), Lazada
2. Get a sofa throw
A sofa throw can make your space look cozier in a snap—not to mention it can keep you toasty during cooler months, too.
All’s Wonderland Throw
P2,089 (currently on sale), Lazada
3. Change your bedsheets
Treat yourself to a set of luxurious bedsheets. Grays are a good pick as they’re neutral and calming, and can help you relax faster.
Pottery Barn Florrie Paisley Duvet Cover & Shams
Inquire for price, Pottery Barn PH
4. Go for interesting pots for your indoor garden
If you’re a plant parent, why not start investing in unique pots for your babies? Different shapes and sizes in the same color palette can add a bit of texture to a plain space.
Clae Plant Pot
Inquire for price, Clae PH
5. Update your walls
Wallpapers are making a comeback, and if you’re not too keen with painting your surfaces, then they’re good options for changing things up. Go for a flat gray, or create an accent wall with patterned paper.
IDA Wallpaper in Plain Gray
P139/each, 10m x 45cm (currently on sale), Shopee
IDA Wallpaper in Gray Floral
P130/each, 10m x 45cm (currently on sale), Shopee
6. Go for statement décor
Showcase your taste and personality by investing a unique, conversation-starting piece.
HAY “Time” Hourglass in Yellow
P1,795/large, Design Story
7. Add a floral touch
A beautiful arrangement of bright yellow dried flowers can give any corner a breath of life and a bit of sunshine.
Pretty Withered Customized Arrangement
Inquire for price, Pretty Withered
*This story originally appeared on Realliving.com.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.