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Chic Ways to Add Pantone’s 2021 Colors of the Year to Your Home

Here's how you can incorporate Illuminating and Ultimate Gray to your interiors!
Chic Ways to Add Pantone’s 2021 Colors of the Year to Your Home
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Here's how you can incorporate Illuminating and Ultimate Gray to your interiors!

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:

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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.

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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 Minor edits have been made by the editors.

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