An Editor and a Designer Discuss Pantone’s 2021 Color Pick

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An Editor and a Designer Discuss Pantone’s 2021 Color Pick

In this episode of Houzz TV Live, editor Mitchell Parker and designer and color consultant Jennifer Ott talk about Pantone Color Institute’s choice for Color of the Year in 2021. This year, the institute chose not one but two colors — a cheerful yellow and a medium-tone gray. Ott recommends ways you can bring the color combo home, either through punchy accents on a neutral background, or the reverse.

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dlanododlanod

Nothing new about that combination it is soooooo..1950's. My Father had a two-tone 1954 Ford Consul in NZ in exactly those colours. Donny Mitchell, South Australia.

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Lori Lovely

Yay for yellow! My greatroom walls are a bold sunny yellow and everyone loves it. It's so warm, cheerful, lively and inviting and everyone feels that the minute they enter my home.
But why mute it with a boring grey? Soooooooo tired of grey. Particularly don't like it paired with yellow, but when you comment repeatedly about the warmth of yellow, adding grey seems counteractive. You can tone down yellow with analogous colors or other colors that add to the richness and leave grey behind.

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Becky Harris

I remember first noting this combination when I was very young, on a very young and then-unknown Whitney Houston in Seventeen, and it stuck with me ever since.

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Blue Wren

Why you would use this colour anywhere, anytime is beyond me. Beware; yellow is the hardest paint colour to cover up. Once you realise the error of your ways make sure you use a dark tinted undercoat and a couple of layers at that, before attempting to cover it over. The yellow will bleed through even dark colours over time.

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buster57

Blue Wren: I have to disagree. The hardest color to cover up is hot pink & especially when it's on your bedroom ceiling. 5 years after a loving father gave his daughter the bedroom of her dreams (canopy bed included) pink was out & yellow was in. I think he had to paint it 5 times including undercoating it.

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cherylestes

Small doses please

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Suzanne Gratton

Dry comfortable with these panatone colours - also my old school uniform colours...

   
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Blue Wren

@ Suzanne Gratton - what does "dry comfortable" mean? I'm sorry you had to wear those colours for so many years. I still struggle with wearing blue and my high school days were over in 1982.