What a year for humanity! The fear, heartbreak and social unrest that dominated the headlines for most of 2020 have been met with a jolt of optimism from vaccines and a hope for a better new year.
The Pantone Color Institute team is ready to help you welcome a brighter tomorrow with its picks for its annual Color of the Year. For 2021, Pantone settled on two distinct colors: Pantone 17-5104 Ultimate Gray and Pantone 13-0674 Illuminating, a radiant shade of yellow. Bringing these colors into your new Craftmark home can be a great way to kick off the new year.
A Year Too Big for Just One Color
The Pantone Institute provides color consulting to an array of industries, including fashion, consumer products and automotive, and each year it selects one or more colors based on an exhaustive analysis and synthesis of color trends from around the world.
The Pantone color advisory team was eager to note that the two colors it selected provide a union of qualities that make their combined effect greater than the sum of their parts. It is clear that the selection process sought colors that conveyed a sense of security along with optimism and cheerfulness – qualities that many found hard to attain during 2020!
Ultimate Gray imparts a sense of strength, solidity and composure. Illuminating yellow is imbued with solar power and is radiantly cheerful. This particular shade of yellow is also evocative of the human need to be seen and heard. Together, they provide a sophisticated, upscale palette that you’ll start to see everywhere, from fashion to your new home.
Craftmark Homes Can Make Your Color Dreams A Reality
With a customer-focused approach that allows you to select colors and materials that reflect your specific taste and design preferences, you can bring the Pantone colors into your new home as you make your to-be-built selections. Or, we have an array of move-in ready homes where your decor can feature main and accent colors that include current and past Colors of the Year.
Our kitchens, for example, embody a clean, modern design perfect for entertaining and everyday meal prep. Distressed wood flooring, undermount sinks and premium hardware can work harmoniously and bring out the intrinsic qualities of Pantone’s Colors of the Year, which can be integrated in a variety of ways – from new kitchen towels to a fresh coat of paint. Many of our homes can be configured for additional owner suites, home offices, and utility rooms that can feature Illuminating and Ultimate Gray in similar ways! Or, you can choose to integrate the colors into your home’s aesthetic more flexibly, by swapping out your accent pillows, tabletop decor, and wall art.
With the versatile styles and layouts in Craftmark Homes, the sky’s the limit for showcasing your personality with Pantone’s Colors of the Year. From a striking accent wall or bright backsplash of Illuminating yellow to sophisticated mainstays like an Ultimate Gray rug or curtains, these colors offer endless design possibilities in your home. They’ll reflect the new year – the new you – and your new beginning in a Craftmark home.
Whether you are seeking a detached home or a townhome or you prefer to build on your own lot, Craftmark Homes offers quality builds, innovative design, and superior communities and amenities. We have incorporated the 2020 trends and needs that have emanated from the shift in the workplace and lifestyle changes into our home designs for 2021. With the customer at the heart of our business, we invite you to tour an existing community or contact us to discuss which option is right for you.