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Getting Creative with Pantone Color of the Year 2021

We are proud to introduce Pantone Color of the Year 2021, Ultimate Gray 17-5104 + Illuminating 13-0647! This year is extra special because Pantone has brought 2 independent colors together that highlight and support one another, setting an optimistic tone for 2021.

One thing that we can all agree on is that 2020 wasn’t an easy year. There was an unfortunate twist to the start of a new decade, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t light at the end of the tunnel. Luckily, Pantone conveyed a message of happiness supported by strength, giving us aspiration and hope for the new year. “We need to feel that everything is going to get brighter – this is essential to the human spirit.”

With positivity in our fortune, CSI is here to help you get creative and spark some design ideas using Pantone Color of the Year 2021. Although you may hesitate to use these two colors together, they’re paired for a reason! The Illuminating yellow is toned down using the Ultimate Gray, expressing a message of positivity. Incorporating these two colors in any design aspect, whether it’s on your feature wall, or as part of your furniture or décor, will ensure that you have the trendiest and most uplifting home for 2021!  To elevate your space even more, we’re sharing how to combine our stone veneers with Pantone Color of the Year 2021! Keep reading for some inspirational mood boards featuring our top stone veneers in both a vibrant and darker design:

Manufactured Stone Veneer

We all know that white can pair beautifully with any color, that’s why Winterhaven™ Pro-fit® Alpine Ledgestone by Cultured Stone® is the perfect manufactured stone veneer to compliment Pantone Color of the Year 2021. Pairing this light stone will help create a vibrant yet clean space and set the tone for a contemporary design. For those who prefer a darker theme throughout their living space, the stunning yet rugged Gunnison™ Country Ledgestone pairs beautifully with Pantone Color of the Year 2021. The textured charcoal colored stone on a feature wall would truly make any yellow accents pop.

Manufactured Brick Veneer

Who doesn’t love a little brick veneer in their design? Our Handmade Brick by Cultured Brick® in the color Canvas™ and Carbon™ both feature a neutral gray undertone, making them the perfect faux brick to pair with Pantone Color of the Year 2021. Whether your design style is on the lighter or darker end of the spectrum, any one of these bricks combined with a complementing textured wallpaper or décor piece would make for a trendy loft feel.

Stone Siding

This one is for our DIYers as stone siding provides the beauty of stone, with a speedy modern installation method. With screws or nails, easily attach Versetta Stone® siding panels to your feature wall. If you are looking to design a lighter space, Sand Ledgestone would pair beautifully with Pantone Color of the Year 2021. However if you want to make a bold move, then we suggest Northern Ash Tight-Cut as it would pair effortlessly and portray a dramatic shift in your home!

Natural Thin Stone Veneer

For those wanting to add some natural ruggedness from Mother Nature, incorporate a dark stone using Armoury Quarry Ledge by Pangaea® Natural Stone. The unique and distinct shapes of this random Ledgestone will add some excitement and make for a bold statement when paired with Pantone Color of the Year 2021. If you’re looking for a brighter more modern look, Frontier 3 Course Ashlar is a great complementing option as this stone straddles the line where classic meets contemporary.

Natural Panelized Stone Veneer

Last but not least, for our DIYers wanting to add a modern yet natural element to your design, we have 2 lines of natural panelized stone veneer that pair well with Pantone Color of the Year 2021. Our modern stone panels not only complement Ultimate Gray and Illuminating Yellow but will ensure your home looks contemporary and chic!

Our trend setting Winter Wonder Designer Collection by TerraCraft® Natural Stone Veneer is the epitome of modernity that will brighten up any space. This limestone panel features an assortment of whites and light grays with subtle copper veins, making it an ideal contender to balance yellow. If you prefer a darker sleek look, then Caiman Linear Collection is the stone for you!

Another modern option is Milky White Contemporary by TIER® Natural Stone. It’s the perfect textured white marble that can balance gray undertones and pops of yellow. If you prefer a warmer design, then Grey Basalt Crafted is another choice that will harmonize both a gray and yellow color pallet.

We hope this helps spark some inspiration and creativity on how to pair Pantone Color of the Year 2021 with our stone veneers. We’re excited to see what this year has in store for residential and commercial projects that not only incorporate the trendy colors of 2021, but also our trendy stone veneers!

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions, or if you need help in finding where to buy stone in your area. If you would like to use our online dealer search to find a store near you, please click here to find a store in Canada, or click here to find a store in America.


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