Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2021 is a combo of two independent colours – Ultimate Grey and Illuminating Yellow – setting the tone for creating inspiring interiors.

Pantone describes the colours as promoting ‘a deeper sense of thoughtfulness with the promise of something warm and sunny and friendly’.

These Pantone colours perfectly complement the continued optimism of the Karndean Designflooring team for the new year.

Let’s take a look at styling Karndean Luxury Vinyl wood looks with this new summer combo inspiration in mind.

To work this on-trend duo into your home’s interiors, begin by introducing a few sunny accents to brighten the mood. Those who continue to work from home will find this an easy way to freshen up their home office space in line with the new energy 2021 brings in this gorgeous colour inspiration selection.

Add a pop of colour with Illuminating Yellow, using cushions or designer pieces such as ceramics or soft furnishings that can be updated easily in your living and bedroom spaces, or towels and flowers in kitchen and bathroom spaces.

To introduce Ultimate Grey into your home environment, take a look at Karndean’s contemporary Grano wood look flooring from the Opus range for inspiration.

Opus Collection

Grano luxury vinyl planks laid in herringbone pattern alongside another bold flooring option such as Carbo, deliver a contemporary, clean timber look that balances this union, providing a modern and versatile backdrop for splashes of yellow.

Earthy shades pair beautifully with other natural organic hues and tones; therefore, you could consider shades of yellow and grey to form the autumnal colour palette such as ‘mustard seed’ and Dulux ‘Rainmaker’.

LooseLay Collection

Accessorise the Pantone duo with earthy organic elements such as Karndean’s LooseLay Hartford and Country Oak to create a timeless combination. Simple changes such as updating the decor with your existing wood and stone mantels can really reinforce the ‘fresh beginnings’ feeling for the new year.

Korlok Collection

Karndean’s Rigid Core Korlok Shadow Oak is a characterful design with subtle shadow cross sawn markings and a muted weathered appearance. Its contemporary light cool grey undertones provide a neutral palette on which you can base your interior colour scheme – pair it with the bold shades of Illuminating Yellow and Ultimate Grey to create a fresh and vibrant look.

This inspiration board illustrates the use of bold pink alongside Illuminating Yellow and Ultimate Grey, demonstrating a very simple way to uplift a minimalist living room design into a moment of self-expression.

While we keep you updated throughout the year with the latest trends, we would love to see how you have used the Pantone combo in your home décor. Upload a photo to Instagram or Facebook and tag @Karndean_ANZ.

Also try Floorstyle flooring visualiser – an amazing tool that allows you to visualise Karndean’s floors in your own home.