2021 Pantone Color of the Year: Our Top 7 Yellow & Illuminating Grey Wallpaper



Pantone Color of 2021 is a duo of 'PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating' and 'PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Grey', this color selection sounds like a sunshine and a silverlining amidst all the 2020 gloom that have shadowed us. Described by Pantone as “a marriage of colour conveying a message of strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting”.

This duo is set to be the biggest colour trend for interior design both for residential and commercial projects. Together, these yellow and grey colours will give a modern and creative twist to your home and business. With a mix of home, commercial, and mural products, we're showing you how yellow and grey wallpaper can be used in a tasteful way that's super stylish and inspiring at the same time. 



It's time to look at the brighter side with our top 7 yellow wallpaper! Here are some of our stuning wallpapers that complement the Pantone Colours of the Year.


Psst! And if you're looking for other articles in our "Top 7 Color" series, check them out below:


What You Need To Know About Yellow Wallpaper

Yellow is one of those colors that people either love or hate. For some, it's a color that best symbolizes happiness and optimism with its bright appearance. It's the epitome of the summer season. For others, it's an overly harsh, unnecessarily vibrant color that gives them a headache. While most people think of bright or pastel yellow tones, there are other yellow shades to consider (especially if the bright yellows do give you a headache!). Take a look at these two floral wallpaper, both of which are inspired by Vincent Van Gogh's impressionistic artworks:


Marigold Vintage Almond Branches R6023


Bold Floral Almond Blossom R2791

Like any other color, yellow is an extremely diverse color ranging from extreme dark shades to much lighter tones. Marigold, yellow with orange, offers a much darker almost brown color that's much different than the second floral wallpaper above, which is the more typical yellow color. When most people think of "yellow," their mind goes immediately to the second wallpaper color, rather than the first. However, yellow is a color with a lot of variation and when combined with wallpaper designs and other colors, can be absolutely stunning.

As a wallpaper color, yellow can be used as an accent color or throughout the space. Like red and other vivid colors, yellow attracts attention, so keep this in mind when choosing your wallpaper pattern. In some of our top 7 yellow wallpaper picks, yellow is the predominant color throughout the wallpaper pattern, whereas in others, it's a color that shares the spotlight with other colors.

On the other hand, grey wallpaper is a neutral color that can be easily injected into the interior decoration or your home or commercial spaces. Aside from its beautiful color, gray wallpaper creates a calm and confident atmosphere at home. Gray wallpaper is also solemn and serious, a wallpaper color associated with wisdom and elegance, a color of elegance and sophistication; making it the interior designer and home owner’s top choice for their renovation projects.

This African inspired mural below create a neutral & expensive look and refined mood both in your home and office space. It features many different elements layered together for an abstract look. A woman's face is paired with scenes of nature and geometric line work, creating a collage effect. The woman's lips, earrings, and leaves can be made with a metallic gold effect.


 Grey African Queen Mural Wallpaper M9467 

As a wallpaper color, yellow and grey can be used as an accent color or throughout the space. Like red and other vivid colors, yellow attracts attention, so keep this in mind when choosing your wallpaper pattern. In some of our top 7 yellow wallpaper picks, yellow is the predominant color throughout the wallpaper pattern, whereas in others, it's a color that shares the spotlight with other colors.

While grey wallpaper add a warm glow as a neutral color to your cool living space, breathing life into your interiors and creating a welcoming reception where guests feel right at home.

Mixing the two together creates an interesting, visually appealing dynamic. Combining a bright yellow with grey – can create a more optimistic, cheery mood within the space. This color combinations have a more dramatic, mature look that keep the space looking minimalist and balanced.


Top 7 Yellow Wallpaper


                           Yellow Solid Hexagon Geometric Bedroom Wallpaper R5356
Starting off our list with a modern geometric print, this one features an interesting 3D quality to it that makes it pop off the walls. Using lighting and shadow techniques, each of the individual shapes are given a sense of volume and weight, making this yellow geometric print quite a visual feast.

Because of the three-dimensional look, many different shades of yellow are represented here, ranging from pastel yellows to deeper tones. This gives the wallpaper a more dynamic visual appeal, even though the color scheme is quite simple.

It's a pastel yellow that adds a softness to the space, making it suitable for spaces like a hotel lobby, daycare, or even a small powder room!


Yellow Zebra Ornamental Wallpaper R6462


If you take yellow and grey together, what results is a more historic or classical color scheme that has a much more traditional aesthetic. The grey neutral color help soften the brightness of the yellow, giving it a more mellow look that veers more toward a neutral than pastel color.

This beautiful and elegant yellow zebra wallpaper pairs traditional ornamental elements with contemporary metallic and colors for the perfect transitional powder room wallpaper. Paisley style florals, leaves, and palm trees frame charming zebras for a whimsical, ornate, nature inspired design. 


Yellow & Grey Fabric Patchwork Wallpaper R6539


Our next top Pantone 2021 wallpaper is this vivid Yellow & Grey Fabric Patchwork Wallpaper offer a highly textured finish that's much different than other wallpaper products. This heavily textured modern geometric wallpaper use contrasting colors to create squares and triangles that intersect to form a patchwork design. The texture and subtle metallic line work form thin stripes that give this wallpaper the look of fabric or textile. Perfect for your living room, bedroom and even home office.


Yellow "A Tropical Soiree" Wallpaper R6491


This lively and colorful wallpaper is full of fun surprises. Mixed in with the bright and bold tropical leaves and large florals are a variety of animals dressed up for a soiree. Geckos in top hats, tucans in suits, and parrots in crowns all bring this wallpaper to life, making it a playful addition to a statement wall or powder room.

The yellow colors in this wallpaper mural features a subtle gradient that makes it appear as if it's shining on certain parts of the design. The tropical design adds a contemporary aesthetic that's both attractive and versatile for any space.



Sticking with the idea of using yellow and grey as an accent color, the next top yellow wallpaper on our list is a visually stunning feature wallpaper that absolutely catches people's attention. Yellow and grey make for an amazing color combination because it adds a breath of fresh air to the room.

This cozy bohemian bedroom wallpaper features lively, colorful feathers overlapping with each other and climbing up the wall. The charming illustrated and hand painted watercolor style is complimented by a subtle texture pattern. Thin, metallic line work highlights the delicate feathers, creating a chic and stylish bedroom wallpaper.



Beige Blooming Chinoiserie Wallpaper Mural M9824

For our final two top 7 yellow and grey wallpaper picks, we're going to look at commercial wallpaper, which is best used for public spaces and other contract design projects. If injecting a cheerful mood into the commercial space is your goal, yellow wallpaper can definitely do that. Yellow wallpaper colors work especially well in mid to large rooms because the additional space balances out the yellow colors, making it less visually overwhelming or harsh.

Our 6th pick for yellow wallpaper is none other than one of the bestselling mural wallpaper designs in our catalogue. This vintage, floral wallpaper mural takes classic large flower blooms and birds perched on branches that climb the walls for a gorgeous Chinoiserie effect. It has such a subtle pattern but one that's well suited for both home and commercial applications, whether it's education, retail, or large-scale accommodations.


Yellow & Grey Fabric Patchwork Wallpaper R6539

Our final top 7 yellow wallpaper pick is a playful Scandinavian wallpaper design that features a collage of images and quotes for a fun, yet elegant dose of inspiration. Glitter is applied throughout the wallpaper for a shimmering texture effect.

Because of the fabric patchwork look, many different shades of yellow and grey are represented here, ranging from pastel yellows to deeper tone of grey. This gives the wallpaper a more dynamic visual appeal.


Yellow Wallpaper Is An On-Trend Look!

One of the unique advantages to using yellow colors is that it can make a space feel more airy. It also works wonders in smaller rooms because it helps to brighten up the space, even in rooms where there's not a lot of lighting. This makes it particularly well suited to spaces like the basement, bathrooms or powder rooms, and hallways. Are you a fan of yellow wallpaper? Which one of these top 7 is your favorite? Where in your home would you hang yellow wallpaper? Let us know in the comments below!


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Staying up to date on all the latest interior design trends can be hard, but our team at Walls Republic is making sure you're in the know. Keep your eye out for articles in our DESIGN BITS blog category to learn more on all the latest on-trend wallpaper products. From the hottest seasonal wallpaper designs to new patterns making a huge splash with interior designers, we're showing you that wallpaper is anything but boring! If you have a particular wallpaper topic or product you want us to write about, let us know in the comments below.

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