Showcasing Pantone’s Color of the Year

The showrooms at the Denver Design District® share their vision for incorporating this year's fabulous choice into your design


Spring is in the air and we’re getting excited about the season’s new design trends.

For inspiration, we need look no further than Pantone’s Colors of the Year 2021: Illuminating (PANTONE 13-0647), a “bright and cheerful yellow sparkling with vivacity” combined with Ultimate Gray (PANTONE 17-5104), “the color of pebbles on the beach and natural elements whose weathered appearance highlights an ability to stand the test of time”

For over 20 years, Pantone has been forecasting global color trends. Their Color of the Year selection process requires “thoughtful consideration and trend analysis” and this year’s choice was undoubtedly influenced by the global pandemic. 

After more than a year of quarantining, recalibrating and paring our interactions down to the essentials, we are beginning to see the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel. Pantone’s choice represents this dichotomy of emotions perfectly- a color combination that is “a marriage of color conveying a message of strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting”,  a combination that is “practical and rock solid while at the same time warming and optimistic.”

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The Denver Design District’s iconic Articulated Wall sculpture.

We may be partial (after all, our blaze yellow Articulated Wall sculpture has become an iconic part of the Denver skyline), but we love the choice!

To help you envision how to use the colors in your home decor, we’d like to share how some of our showrooms are showcasing Pantone’s Colors of the Year into their design palette with furniture, textiles, stone, and tiles.

Kravet Inc.:

Kravet Inc

Materials Marketing:

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Shanahan Collection:

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Hoff Miller:

Hoff Miller

Decorative Materials:

Decorative Materials


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Amy Gagliano is Director of Marketing at the Denver Design District, a destination for to-the-trade professionals and homeowners to furnish one-of-a-kind interiors. With 37 beautifully curated showrooms offering over 1,400 exclusive manufacturer lines, you can shop for furniture, fabrics, kitchen, bath, lighting, art, rugs, flooring, tile, accessories and more. View their profile or visit their showrooms.

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