It’s 2021, which means there is a new Pantone Color of the Year. Actually, there are two colors this year! For only the second time in 22 years, Pantone has chosen two colors, picking both Ultimate Gray and Illuminating.

Pantone believes these colors represent strength and the promise of something sunny and friendly. They act as “two independent colors that highlight how different elements come together to support one another.”

These thoughtful choices seem very fitting to usher in a brand new year, and we’re all about it.

Take a look at some ways to incorporate the 2021 Pantone colors into your home this year!

1. Accessorize using pillows, rugs, throws, or flowers.
2. Be bold, and make a statement with a painted door or a wallpapered accent wall
3. Incorporate both colors into your home by layering fabrics for a contrasting look