By: HotelHome Project Design Team 25th June, 2021


2021 Pantone Colour of the Year Ultimate Grey + Illuminating

HotelHome share how this combination of Ultimate Grey + Illuminating can work so very well as bed coverings in an accommodation environment.

Below the HotelHome Design Team share some of the latest Bed Covering and Fabric Collections, by HotelHome, which have been inspired by Pantone and the Pantone colour of the year

Ultimate Grey + Illuminating

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PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Grey + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating

A marriage of colour conveying a message of strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting.

The colour experts at Pantone have described PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Grey + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating, as two independent colours that highlight how different elements come together to support one another, best express the mood for Pantone Colour of the Year 2021.

Practical and rock solid but at the same time warming and optimistic, the union of PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Grey + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating is one of strength and positivity.

It is a story of colour that encapsulates deeper feelings of thoughtfulness with the promise of something sunny and friendly.

When creating fabric designs or Bed Covering combinations that incorporate Yellow and Grey, it is just like combining sunshine and rain!

A fabric design combination in citrus and grey hues, especially when used on the bed, does offer an overall calming and refreshing look, making this combination suitable to a vast array of property styles and locations from an inner city corporate Hotel to a beachside holiday rental apartment.

Yellow - Optimism, Joy, Happiness, Intellect, Energy and Cheerfulness

Grey - Tranquil, Soft and Moody

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Above images include Ovolo Hotel Woolloomooloo, HotelHome custom fabric bolsters for the Duxton Hotel Perth, Assorted HotelHome fabrics inspired by Ultimate Grey + Illuminating and House Façade influenced by Pantone Colour of the Year 2021 (image via BHG).

What is the best way to use this colour combination in an accommodation environment, especially as Bed Coverings and soft furnishings:

Anchor the room - Which can be as simple as selecting a block colour for your bed head, bed base or bed valance and sofa / armchairs (i.e. a darker charcoal or paler grey or natural). Siam Charcoal or Clipper Rain are perfect examples (see below).

From there all of the other accessories in shades of citrus and grey or a 2 tone fabric design combination such as a design like Fiddlesticks below, can work around your anchor colour.

When using Grey and Charcoal tones in an accommodation room as Bed Coverings, the HotelHome design team suggest introducing co-ordinates of soft and bright citrus yellows like the Pantone colour of the year Illuminating.

Shades of Yellows from citrus through to golden sunflower combined with clean Greys through to smokey charcoals have always worked well in accommodation properties.

These colours are suited to all bed coverings styles including small subtle breakfast cushions , oversized Bed Runners and Bed Shawls . . For a property who wants to make a real impact, this colour combination can work equally well as a full bed cover such as a Practical Fitted Bedcover or Cap-Top, a Quilted Bedspread , Coverlet .

Please see a small selection of fabric design and colour examples from the HotelHome fabric collection

More About Pantone Colour of the Year – Illuminating + Ultimate Grey

A message of happiness supported by fortitude, the combination of PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Grey + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating is aspirational and gives us hope. We need to feel that everything is going to get brighter – this is essential to the human spirit.

As people look for ways to fortify themselves with energy, clarity, and hope to overcome the continuing uncertainty, spirited and emboldening shades satisfy our quest for vitality. PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating is a bright and cheerful yellow sparkling with vivacity, a warming yellow shade imbued with solar power.

PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Grey is emblematic of solid and dependable elements which are everlasting and provide a firm foundation. The colours of pebbles on the beach and natural elements whose weathered appearance highlights an ability to stand the test of time, Ultimate Grey quietly assures, encouraging feelings of composure, steadiness and resilience.

For Further information or assistance in selecting the perfect fabric and Bed Covering design, as well as the best colour combination for your property, please do not hasitate to contact the HotelHome customer service and design team today.



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