Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we fall.” – Confucius
Days ahead promise hope and happiness, a call to overcome challenges with joy and exercise strength with wisdom. Feeling this pulse throughout the world, Pantone selected its 2021 colors of the year: Illuminating and Ultimate Gray. Notably, Pantone proposed two colors of the year, representing the duality and depth of feeling that reverberates across the globe. Pantone itself describes the colors as “a marriage of color conveying a message of strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting.”
Research shows that our environments impact our wellbeing, influencing behaviors and thoughts with every detail, from lighting to color. Soft surfaces, such as carpet, offer a brilliant way to inspire this emotional wellbeing. Paired with complementary carpeting, Pantone’s colors of the year easily add positive feelings into any room. Designed to embolden the spirit, Ultimate Gray and Illuminating offer rich style opportunities that highlight both cheer and resiliency. Each color offers its own style benefits:
Ultimate Gray – Assuring, encouraging feelings of composure, steadiness, and resilience. Provides an everlasting, firm foundation. Emphasizes natural elements with a weathered appearance that stands the test of time. This is an adaptable color – easy to work with for any style, whether modern or classic. Perfect for sofas, textured accent walls, and large vases or bowls.
Illuminating – Bright, cheerful, and sparkling with vivacity. This is a warming shade imbued with solar power. Perfect for accents, such as pillows, a set of chairs, coffee mugs, dishware, and other statement pieces.
Floored with Emotion
Incorporating these statement colors and the emotions they convey is easy with Karastan’s Kashmere carpet line. Whether using the colors separately or together, Kashmere styles offer classic, modern, and transitional options to complement each color.
Classic style is traditional, poised, and mature. To accomplish this style, try a palette that is warm and cozy with a touch of brightness. Pair Illuminating with subtle brown and soft blue tones to provide comfort mixed with cheer.
Modern style often features clean lines and bold design choices. Explore this style with options that pair Ultimate Gray with palettes of warmth, incorporating different textures for interest and adding greenery for contrast. For an edgier look, mix Illuminating with black, Ultimate Gray, and a pop of hot pink.
A transitional style celebrates a sophisticated, elegant look. Build this style with timeless decor choices, such as a navy sofa with Illuminating pillows. Try incorporating rugs that feature a neutral warm palette with ivory, taupe, light blue, and Illuminating.
Patterns offer the perfect opportunity to add personality and flair into a room. For trendy options, try a transitional pattern. Consider choosing a cut pile for a plush, luxurious feel.
Trending styles will continue to inspire feelings of positivity and resilience. Consumers have been stuck at home, eager for a change. Their once neutral palette has become cold, boring, and bland. In response, expect to see more colorful design choices that spark uplifting emotions and lively environments. Warmer and more vibrant colors will return to homes in the days ahead, expressing a mix of joy and comfort accentuated by blue, green, and desert tones.
The Lasting Appeal of Kashmere
Kashmere’s luxurious feel, fine craftsmanship, and trend-setting styles invigorate any room with inspiring decor. The line includes new and updated styles featuring adventurous patterns and eye-popping colors. Kashmere’s timeless appeal also complements a classic, elegant style with grays and warm beiges infused throughout several carpet options. With Kashmere, a room’s potential is limitless, offering ripe opportunities to embolden the spirit, brighten moods, and help anyone find the joy woven into every day.