Pantone Colors of the Year 2021 : Ultimate Gray & Illuminating

An unexpected yet gorgeous combination.

Pantone chose ultimate gray and illuminating as their colors of year. Though they might not seem like a popular mix, these two independent colors support one another. Illuminating is bright, cheerful and balanced by ultimate gray. As a solid, steadfast and composed color, gray allows the complimented color to shine. Together, Pantone’s colors of the year convey a message of strength and hopefulness, emanating energy and clarity. To illustrate this year’s ultimate gray and illuminating colors of the year, we have rolled out rugs in the winning shades.

Gray And Illuminating Rug

Yellow Cloud

Roche Bobois’s Cloudy rug is hand-tufted in seven thread colors in wool and vegetal silk.

Ultimate Gray And Illuminating

Lines of Color

Made in Nepal, the Mount Nelson rug from Mark Inc. is fashioned in wool and silk with a high/low profile.

Ultimate Gray Illuminating

Hollywood Glam

Safavieh’s Mirage collection includes luxurious rugs with lustrous tone-on-tone motifs in a handloomed satin-soft viscose pile.

Ultimate Gray Color Of The Year

Rustic Warmth

The Rory rug from Lulu and Georgia is a handwoven flatweave in a muted color palette with stylish fringe.

Gray And Illuminating Color Of The Year

Bold and Beautiful

Tamam’s Turkish rug is a midcentury design by Zeki Müren in wool on cotton.

The print version of this article appears with the headline: The Big Reveal.
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