Pantone Colour of the Year 2021

‘A marriage of colour conveying a message of strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting’. Pantone

As we look for ways to renew our energy to overcome the continuing uncertainty, these shades give us aspiration and hope that everything will get brighter and it is within human spirit to strive onwards and look to the future. Pantone Illuminating is a cheerful shade of warming yellow which sparks joy and vivacity. Ultimate Gray evokes a solid and dependable foundation which is everlasting and timeless.

Grey's and Citrine's from our collections

At Chase Erwin, we could not agree more with this sentiment for the New Year. These colours offer us comfort and a burst of life to rejuvenate and inspire.

The Citrine yellow has already been a revisited colourway in the Chase Erwin library. Within our new Jass collection we have re-introduced this colour in our staple drapery fabric Molecule. This fabric has an ultimately soft, luxurious texture, with the gentle movement of the linen it is a favourite from our collections and is also available in a range of neutrals.

Molecule Citrine, Jass Citrine, Electric Dunes

The hero of this collection is the Jass fabric itself, which we have also chosen to express an exciting geometric pattern in Citrine. The bright colour paired with the bold pattern and texture make this the perfect statement piece for upholstery and accessories.

Our partners Jerry Pair Leather have expressed the use of this colour perfectly the examples above. On the left is Hide Society in Marigold as a small stool; a simple but effective way of exhibiting yellow as an accent in a neutral scheme. On the right is a more punchy design using In the Mood Sunshine as a prominent seating application, whilst echoing yellow in the foliage and painting behind.

Mid-grey is a perfect ally for yellow, as it is does not take away from the brilliance, but instead supports and provides a contrast to embolden each tone. We have a wide variety of grey fabrics from across our collections, ranging from pale cloud greys to dark charcoals to suit every scheme. Our Cachemire collection contains a diverse range of grey tones and textures with a high wool percentage evoking the ultimate feeling of comfort.

We must not forget that grey does not need to be boring! Adding silvery notes to schemes can boost the textures and depth whilst adding a hint of luxury. The below fabric is Ombre in Mist, which has been upholstered on the reverse side to express a more silvery satin effect.

Ombre Mist chair, Haze Mistral Cushion