Every year trend forecasters and designers await the announcement of the colour of the year from the American company Pantone. This year they have broken with tradition and have revealed two colours instead of one, believing that by pairing different shades, this will help people “fortify themselves with energy, clarity and hope” in a world which is facing challenges.
This year’s colours are Ultimate Gray PANTONE 17-5104 strong and reliable and optimistic and sunny Illuminating PANTONE 13-0647. Their reasoning behind this combination is best described by Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Colour Institute “The union of an enduring Ultimate Gray with the vibrant yellow Illuminating expresses a message of positivity supported by fortitude. Practical and rock solid but at the same time warming and optimistic, this is a colour combination that gives us resilience and hope. We need to feel encouraged and uplifted; this is essential to the human spirit.”
Our new wallpaper collection of More Textures reflects this colour story with its warm, strong greys, and softer subtle yellow and ochre tones and provides luxury to any interior.