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How to Incorporate Pantone's 2021 Colors of the Year into Your Kitchen

20 Jan, 2021 | Lifestyle |

Do you want to remodel your kitchen or bath using stone? Do you want to incorporate a playful color scheme into your design for an up-to-date look? Francini Inc. has a wide selection of different stones that will enhance your color scheme.

Many designers look to Pantone's colors of the year (COTY) for inspiration on the latest style. If you haven't heard of Pantone, we'll discuss what it is, how the color of the year is selected, and which colors were selected for 2021.

What is Pantone?

Pantone provides a universal color standard enabling color-critical decisions for use in various industries. Pantone products are relied upon for inspiration to over 10 million designers and producers worldwide for selecting colors.

How is the Color of the Year selected by Pantone?

For over 20 years, the experts at Pantone Color Institute search the world for new color influences. They look at numerous industries, including:

  • Entertainment
  • Industrial design
  • Graphic design
  • Home furnishing
  • Fashion
  • Product packaging
  • Art

New technologies, materials, and textures may also influence the color of the year. Other socio-economic conditions and even sporting events can impact color selections.

Current and Past Color of the Year

The color of the year is selected by Pantone each year. The colors for 2021 and the previous five years are:

Photo Credit: Pantone Instagram

Theory in Choosing the 2021 Colors

The 2021 colors of the year, Illuminating and Ultimate gray, demonstrate how two independent colors can come together to support each other. 

Illuminating is a bright but not overpowering yellow color. 

Ultimate Gray resembles pebbles on the beach. Together they represent resilience and hopefulness.

Where Can You Expect to See the 2021 Colors of the Year?

Color combinations are no strangers to interior design and fashion. The yellow and gray combination is sure to show up in everyday essentials, from home decor to handbags to shoes.

How Can the Colors of the Year be Incorporated in a Kitchen?

We recommend pulling in the tones of Ultimate Gray through a stone countertop or backsplash. You can implement pops of Illuminating yellow through wallpaper, appliances, cookware, utensils, chairs, and curtains. A bouquet of bright yellow daffodils creates a great finishing touch!

Francini has various stone products for your home or business. Our products include Granite, Marble, LUCASTONE™ Quartz, Vetrite, FORTE Porcelain, Soapstone, Travertine, Limestone, and Exotics.

Francini Can Help Find the Perfect Color of Countertops for your 2021 Kitchen!

With our extensive inventory, you are sure to find the suitable stone for your home or business project.

For more information or questions, contact us or visit Francini Inc. at any of our eight locations:


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