2021 is just a few days away and with it comes the hope of better days that lie ahead. With the extremely challenging year coming to an end in a few days, many are feeling optimistic that the New Year will bring about more positive change globally. In fact, this hope is captured in this year’s Pantone Colors of the Year, which was recently announced. Compared to 2020’s Classic Blue color, 2021 brings about not one but two Colors of the Year in the form of what they call “Ultimate Gray”, a steely rock gray and “Illuminating”, a vibrant, energetic yellow. These two colors were chosen by the Pantone Color Institute to represent 2021. But why two colors? According to the Pantone Color Institute’s Executive Director Leatrice Eiseman, they chose the duo of colors to “[express] a message of positivity supported by fortitude.” After all, gray evokes reliability and practicality, while yellow represents warmth and optimism, values that are important in today’s fast-paced, challenged world. In celebration of this coming year’s “flying colors”, we’ve rounded up some Pantone Colors of the Year Themed home accessories that you can add to your living space. Whether it’s in the kitchen, nursery, or home office, you’ll find pieces to represent the 2021 Pantone Colors of the Year and evoke feelings of hope, optimism, and strength. Check out these great home deals from Macy’s.
Ultimate Gray and Illuminating in Your Kitchen and Dining Room for 2021
1. Noritake Colorwave 20-Piece Coupe Dinnerware Set, Service for 4
Highly giftable and easy to mix and match, the Noritake Colorwave 20-Piece Coupe Dinnerware Set features service for 4 that adds a touch of sophistication to any dining table. This set includes 4 of each 10.5″ dinner plate, 8.25″ salad plate, 6.25″ mini plate, 4″ mini bowl and 12 oz. mug. Every piece is crafted from stoneware and is microwave and dishwasher safe. 100% of reviewers recommend this product. Get up to 64% off for a limited time at Macy’s.
2. Fiesta Sunflower 3-Piece Bistro Set
Illuminate your dining table with the Fiesta Sunflower 3-Piece Bistro Set, which features bold tones and classic styling. This three-piece set is made of fully vitrified ceramic with lead and cadmium-free glaze and has been crafted in the USA since 1936. The set includes a 7 1/4″ salad plate, 10 1/2″ dinner plate, and 22 oz bowl. These items are made of ceramic and have a 5-year chip warranty. Get 30% off for a limited time at Macy’s.
3. Martha Stewart Collection Enameled Cast Iron 2-Quart Round Covered Dutch Oven in Lemon
With a capacity of up to 2 quarts, the Martha Stewart Collection Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven delivers a bright new way to cook dishes. Cast iron heat from this duth oven heats slowly and evenly, making it perfect for pot roasts and stews. It features a cast iron exterior and a non-reactive enamel interior that does not need seasoning before using. It also features condensation rings on the underside of the lid to help circulate moisture and an oversized stainless steel lid handle for easy use. This long-lasting beauty is truly a great addition to any cooking enthusiast’s kitchen this 2021. This dutch oven is oven safe to 500ºF. Get 70% off for a limited time at Macy’s.
4. Le Creuset Classic Enamel on Steel 1.7 Quart Whistling Tea Kettle
Add a sleek touch to your kitchen with the Le Creuset whistling tea kettle, a beautifully enameled steel kettle that features a unique locking handle and phenolic knob for easy lifting and pouring. It is crafted from enamel on steel, adding a gorgeous flair to your kitchen countertop for more elegant mornings. 88% of reviewers recommend this product. Get 30% off for a limited time at Macy’s.
5. Martha Stewart Collection 3-Piece Citrus Kitchen Towel Set, Created for Macy’s
Yearning for some Spring vibes? Then this kitchen towel set is for you. This giftable set of kitchen towels is a sunny update for your kitchen decor thanks to its cheery citrus motif that illuminates any kitchen. These kitchen towels are made of 100% cotton and are terry lined. They are also dishwasher safe. 100% of reviewers recommend this product. Get 45% off for a limited time at Macy’s.
Pantone Colors of the Year Themed Pieces for Your Nursery
1. Safavieh Montay Accent Chair in Yellow
Whether as an accent chair, a decorative piece, or simply a chair to sit on while breastfeeding, the Safavieh Montay Accent Chair is a cheery and stylish addition to any space. Featuring retro, angular lines and flared legs, this accent chair features luxuriously soft surfaces that will envelope you in comfort as you spend time with your little one in the nursery. Get up to 54% off for a limited time at Macy’s.
2. Carter’s by DaVinci Nolan 4-in-1 Convertible Crib in Grey
Featuring a gorgeous combination of classic Americana design and romantic farmhouse themes, the Nolan 4-in-1 Convertible Crib from Carter’s by DaVinci is a contemporary piece that showcases ultimate gray, a gender-neutral color, in your nursery. It features a shiplap style planked headboard framed by traditional curved-top molding. It’s a versatile piece that converts into a toddler bed, day bed, and full-size bed so you can use it for longer, gaining better value for your money. Its mattress platform offers up to adjustable height options to accommodate your growing baby. This convertible crib is finished in non-toxic multi-step painting process that is lead and phthalate safe and is made of sustainable New Zealand pine wood and TSCA compliant recycled wood fiberboard. Get 43% off for a limited time at Macy’s.
3. Neatfreak EVERFRESH® 2-Tier Rolling Vertical Laundry Sorter with Hamper-Totes
To save space in your nursery, invest in the Neatfreak Everfresh® 2-Tier Rolling Vertical Laundry Sorter, which maximizes the vertical space in your home thanks to its two-tier laundry sorter with two neat-totes. Toss in baby’s onesies and used clothes and other clothing. This vertical laundry sorter features casters for easy mobility and easy front-loading and removal of totes. It also features a unique EVERFRESH® Probiotic Technology that reduces and controls odors naturally. Its self-standing totes collapse to store flat when not in use and feature C-shaped comfort-grip foam handles for easy mobility. Shop at Macy’s.
4. Living Textiles Lolli Living Knitted Musical Mobile in White, Grey
Gently soothe your little one with the Living Textiles Lolli Living Knitted Musical Mobile, which features a spinning music box with up to 12 melodies of well-loved children’s songs. Spark his imagination with this mobile, which features ultimate gray, a perfect color for gender-neutral nurseries. This mobile features whimsical stars and clouds made of 100% cotton shell and 100% cotton fill. Get 40% off with an additional 15% off when you use the code JOY at Macy’s.
5. Skip Hop Moonlight Melodies Owl Nightlight Soother
Make nights more calm and comfortable for your little one with the Skip Hop Moonlight Melodies Owl Nightlight Soother. It features eight sound choices and light that transforms into a starry projection on any surface. This nightlight soother features four melodies, namely Eine kleine Nachtmusik, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Brahms’ Lullaby, Rock-a-bye Baby, and four nature sounds such as rainforest, jungle crickets, waves, and white noise with heartbeat. Also features an auto-off timer that can be set for 15, 30, 60, or continuous play, and volume control. Shop at Macy’s.
Pantone Colors of the Year Themed Home Accessories for Your Study or Home Office
1. Skyline Natalie Accent Chair in Dark Yellow
Work in style on this Skyline Natalie Accent Chair, which features the alluring appeal of mid-century modern style. It features updated lines and sumptuously soft, bold-pattern upholstery that makes it comfortable to sit on as you ponder your next great idea. This accent chair is made in the U.S from globally sourced components. Get up to 60% off for a limited time at Macy’s.
2. Madison Park Edina 20″ Square Faux-Fur Decorative Pillow in Gray
Add a touch of luxury to any living space or home office with this Madison Park decorative pillow in 2021’s Pantone Color of the Year, ultimate gray. With a richly textured design and ultra-soft faux fur, the Edina decorative pillow is sure to add more personality to your space. This decorative pillow measures 20 x 20 inches. Get up to 65% off for a limited time at Macy’s.
3. Crestview Napa Linen Tufted Round Storage Ottoman in Gray
Stylish and functional, the Crestview Napa round storage ottoman helps keep you organized and offers a seat for a guest in your home office. This versatile piece features a button tufted detailed lift top and a spacious interior for storing items such as blankets, games, books, and other home items. It’s so versatile that you can use it as storage, extra seating, footrest, or even a side table. Shop at Macy’s.
4. RiverRidge Home Book Nook Collection Kids Cubby Storage Cabinet with Bookrack in Golden Yellow
Illuminate any playspace or home office with this fun cubby storage cabinet from RiverRidge. This versatile cubby cabinet features ample storage with four cubbies, 2-slot bookrack, two drawers, and two books. It also features two-piece folding storage bins that tuck away nicely to conceal toys or other clutter at home. This book nook and storage cabinet is made of painted medium density fiberboard and non-woven polypropylene. Get 45% off for a limited time at Macy’s.
5. JLA Home INK+IVY Amber Puzzle Gel-Coated Canvas Print
The Pantone Colors of the Year 2021 conveniently come together in this canvas print that is textured with a gel coating. This art piece features the contemporary combination of watercolor-inspired colors. Upgrade any empty wall in your home with this piece that measures 24 x 36 x 1.5 inches. Made of MDF medium density fiberboard, canvas, and gel coat. Get up to 60% off for a limited time at Macy’s.
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