PANTONE 2021 color(s) of the year

Pantone announced their colors for 2021 (Yes, you read that right. There are 2.). They reminded me of a Post I did back in 2017.

Glamour::Xanthic - Yellow is a lovely color when paired with black – or even plum, but I happen to think it’s pure perfection with any shade of grey. It creates a nice balance (Yin-Yang) of masculine and feminine, ne pensez-vous pas?

I love grays and, although it’s not Pantone’s “Ultimate Gray 17-5104”, I painted one wall of my bedroom a light gray.

Interior Decor Trends lists Gray as the #2 most popular color for 2021. In the #1 spot? BLACK. (Natch.) So although gray is not “the new black” for 2021, it comes damn close!

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Glamour::Vinyl

Vinyl
n. synthetic resin or plastic consisting of polyvinyl chloride or a related polymer,
used especially for wallpapers and other covering materials and for phonograph
records

Vinyl is commonly used as a shorthand name for polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic. In its rigid form, it’s used in construction applications (such as piping) and in the manufacturing of bottles and non-food packaging. The more flexible form is used to make cable insulation, flooring, siding, decals, imitation leather, inflatable items – and of course, phonograph records.

Whether vintage or contemporary, vinyl can add a modern and sophisticated touch to interior design.


Sometimes it becomes an object of pure, decadent fetishism.

In fashion, vinyl is used as an alternative to more expensive materials such as leathur, rubber, and latex – which it simulates. (Unlike PVC, latex is a natural material harvested from rubber tree plants.)

And look, vinyl mascara!

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Glamour::Xanthic

Xanthic
adj. yellow or yellowish

I’m afraid I own nothing yellow or yellowish,
but there is one spectacular beauty who “owns” that color:  Kate Hudson

Since this tint is not too strong (such as neon yellow) it can imbue your personal style with taste and class.

Men, if you secretly have a yen for yellow, here are a couple of ways you can sneak it into your most manly spaces (your car and your den/music studio).

Yellow is a lovely color when paired with black – or even plum, but I happen to think it’s pure perfection with any shade of grey. It creates a nice balance (Yin-Yang) of masculine and feminine, ne pensez-vous pas?

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Glamour::Yin-Yang


Yin-Yang

n. two opposite (but complementary) principles of Chinese philosophy

Think white/black, leather/lace, light/dark, negative/positive, masculine/feminine – one can’t exist without the other. (What’d be the point?)

The chairs above are a study in masculine/feminine contrast. Because both are in tones of brown they’d “marry” well in the same room – like the two unmatched ones in this living room:

If your life’s feeling a bit “blah” these days, try incorporating the principles of Yin-Yang to instill more drama, energy, and movement in it!

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