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January 28, 2021

Every year Pantone's trend forecasters compile extensive research to find a color that represents or somehow embodies the design themes for that year. For their Color of the Year 2021 they chose two colors instead of the usual single selection. The chosen tones are Illuminating (a citrus yellow) and Ultimate Gray (a solid mid-gray).

And we were delighted to see that Frankfurt's leading interiors and design exhibition, Ambiente, featured LinenMe's graphite grey waffle towels as examples of this year's Pantone color pick on their blog.

The two chosen colors work on their own but were deliberately selected as a duo. Pantone's Color Institute Executive Director Leatrice Eiseman explains why:

“Together, the solid Ultimate Gray and the radiant Illuminating convey a positive message of inner strength. Practical and rock solid, but at the same time warming and optimistic – this is a colour combination for hope and resilience. Strength and confidence are nourishment for the human soul.”

And as we can all do with some hope, unity and strength in these difficult times, we're 100% on board with this sentiment.

We know you love to stay on top of interior trends whilst shopping sustainably and mindfully. It's easy to update your home with these new color trends and stay true to your principles. Buying good quality linen textiles from family-run brands like us at LinenMe means you're supporting small businesses who are committed to reducing their carbon footprint. But we also love bringing a fresh look and feel into spaces. It's all about balance. Which fits perfectly with the Pantone Colors of the Year 2021,  representing and encouraging harmony!

Here's how you can incorporate this hot color combo in your home using our premium European certified linen.

In the bedroom

Pair our Citrine stone washed bedlinen with a cozy cashmere wool throw in grey:

In the kitchen

Create a simple backdrop to a special meal with our fringed Terra linen tablecloth in Graphite and add a pop of bold yellow with a set of linen napkins in Citrine:

In the living room

Bring the Pantone color trend into your home quickly and easily by adding a few new cushions and a throw. Our Terra fringe cushion in Graphite and waffle linen throw in Citrine will instantly uplift and update your living room:

In the bathroom

Bring a splash of 2021 harmony and hope into your bathroom with contrasting sets of super soft huckaback linen towels in grey and yellow:

However you decorate your home, here's to hope and resilience for all of us in the coming year. We hope you are staying safe and well. Thanks for spending your time with us today. Find more  tips on decorating with linen here, and ideas on using colors in your interior here.


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