Pantone, the color identification system you should know

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We are increasingly aware of the importance of color in our homes as a tool to create relaxing, fun, reflective or creative environments. In interior design, therefore, color takes on great relevance and Pantone is the one who makes it possible to identify them worldwide through codes.

Color is not without trends and as in the world of fashion, in interior design strategic decisions are made based on the decision that Pantone makes each year. And it is that since 2000 the company choose the one that will be the color of the year. Do you want to know what the color of the year 2021 is to be able to apply it to your home?

What is Pantone?

Pantone is an American company founded in New Jersey in 1962 and responsible for the first color identification system. This system called Pantone Matching System (PMS), is the most recognized and used worldwide. Hence, the name of the company is commonly used to refer to the color control system.


The system created by the company allows to identify colors through codes appointed to each of them. The system thus allows to recreate a color exactly, preventing mistakes from being made when printing it. The colors are collected in the well-known “Pantone Guides” that the corporation produces internationally.

Are Pantone guides they group the colors with their name and associated code. With the shape of a book and rectangular format, these guides, when opened, form a fan and reveal a color chart for vertical reading. Painters and decorators work with them, so chances are you’ve even had one in your hands.

More than ten million designers and manufacturers Around the world rely on Pantone products and services to define, communicate and control color, from inspiration to realization, in a variety of materials and finishes for graphic arts, fashion and product design.

Color of the year 2021

As we have already anticipated, Pantone chooses from the year 2000 what will be the color of the year. This 2021 the company has chosen «a union of colors that conveys a message of strength and hope, everlasting and energizing at once”.

Color of the year 2021

PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating are the colors chosen. A combination with a practical and solid projection, but at the same time warm and optimistic. Illuminating 13-0647 is a bright and cheerful yellow that generates liveliness and effervescence: a warm yellow hue infused with the energy of the sun. Ultimate Gray 17-5104 evokes feelings of solidity and reliability that are timeless and provide a firm foundation.

How to apply it in your home

The combination of colors proposed by Pantone, you can apply it without great complications to the different rooms of your home. The easiest way to do it is by betting on walls in gray and small tones furniture, accessories and / or textiles in yellow tones, as it happens in the images that we share as inspiration.

Another alternative is to place a patterned wallpaper that contains both colors either on the main wall of the room, or on the one that you want to highlight for one reason or another. Then you just need to add one or two small yellow accessories in the room to achieve the desired color coherence.

Interiors decorated in gray and yellow

If any of the aforementioned alternatives also include: Wooden furniture the room will gain in warmth. If, on the other hand, you opt for furniture in white, gray or black tones, the room will adopt a more modern and / or sophisticated aesthetic, as you can see in the images that serve as inspiration.

In the living room, in the master bedroom, in the children’s room and even in the kitchen. This is a friendly combination that you can apply to any room to achieve a sober, serene and bright space at the same time. At Bezzia we believe that it shines especially in living rooms with classic architecture and modern aesthetics and in children’s bedrooms, do you agree?

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