Color Trend: Ultimate Gray & Illuminating

Happy Monday, ladies! I hope you had a good weekend and you’re ready for a new week.

One of my favorite things to do this time of year is look at the trends we will see in 2021. I hope we trend towards a more normal year! 🙏🏻

Pantone announced its 2021 Colors of the Year are Ultimate Gray and Illuminating (yellow); these shades were chosen for their warmth and dependability.

Not only will you see these colors pop up in fashion, but you’ll also see them in home decor.

I knew I loved gray when I bought my daughter two gray tops for Christmas, this gray tunic and this gray sweatshirt.

I see a lot of yellow handbags; this is an easy way to add a pop of color to your outfit.

Yellow Sweater//Tory Burch Bag//Yellow Shoe//Gray V-Neck Sweater//Gray Shirt//Gray Pants//Striped Sweatshirt//Yellow clutch//Gray Sweatshirt//Yellow Tote

I recently grabbed this gray striped puff sleeve sweatshirt from Gibson. This lightweight sweatshirt can be worn now, but it will also be perfect for spring. I can wear it with white jeans, shorts, or jeans.

It also comes in black and pink.


Puff Sleeve Femme Sweatshirt (I’m wearing an XS)//LOFT Jeans (similar option here)//Sneakers//Earrings

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Beauty For the Heart~~ We never know what other people are going through. I know this is true for my own life. I have walked through some difficult seasons over the almost 12 years of blogging.

It’s always best to choose gentleness, when in doubt, be kind.

Before we make assumptions…Before we assign blame…Before we talk about her and shake our head and walk away…
Please remember she’s processing some kind of pain you don’t know about. Please be gentle.
She’s trying to find her way and figure out something so very complicated. Please be gentle.
She’s been crying. Please be gentle.
She really needs to see Jesus in you. Please be gentle.
She’s confused and hurting and looking for answers. Please be gentle.
She needs to know that there are still good people in this world. Please be gentle. ~Lysa TerKeurst

“Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near,” Philippians 4:5.

Have a blessed day!


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  1. I pray for the fruits of the spirit to live within me all the time…mostly focusing on patience and self-control since those are my weak areas. I’ve been through so much-adulterous first marriage, parents passing, cancer, then beat it and it came back…but i found tremendous peace through thankfulness and trust. Today I will work on gentleness-because I must remember, just because someone is going something that seem trivial to me…it is not to them. Gentleness!

    1. Praying for Gods blessing upon you. Praying for strength & complete healing. I’m sorry for your loss. 🥰😘

  2. Gray was in for fall and winter so maybe I can use some of those pieces:) i love the neutrals. It’s time yellow was in the spotlight. Yellow is such a lovely color:) I have been looking for bubble gum pink because I see that color coming up a lot. Have a wonderful week.

  3. I’ve always been a fan of grey.. not sure how I feel about the yellows🤷‍♀️. I don’t mind that color for home decor as our bedroom is a soft yellow on the walls and is a happy, cheerful color! Your BFTH is spot on! May we strive as women to treat each other that way💕

  4. I love today’s beauty of the heart as well. So much in fact I’m writing it down in my yearly planner. Thank you Cyndi.

  5. I’m not crazy about yellow, but the bright yellow is the best and grey is nice. I love pink though. I’m supposing pink is in too bc you displayed some. BFTH…LOVE!!!

  6. I LOVE today’s “Beauty From the Heart!” Was needing a Bible verse to share; this one is definitely useful every day!

    Have a great week!

  7. I have the Aerie waffle knit Hoodie. It is that my new favorite. I bought the medium gray like you linked and then ordered the Black and white/light gray. They are going fast because they were out before Christmas. Thank you Cindi for posting positivity. We should all concern ourselves with making sure our friends and family (and community) are doing well vs tearing them down.

  8. I like both grey and yellow but prefer different yellow than this. My bedroom is yellow pillows on white comforter. It’s calming. :). Could you and Jo-Lynne do a Spring series? Maybe even M W F if everyday too much? Or 2 days a week? They are fun.

  9. I am having a difficult time….my son and his wife are separating and most likely divorcing. I love her and my heart is aching……….I know you have experienced this………..any thoughts??? I don’t know what to do with myself.

    1. Hi Maria, I too experience this awful heartbreak. My DIL. who I loved, fell out of love or whatever, with my son and divorced him. Their two children, our granddaughters, of course are the ones who suffer. He is trying to keep it together for the family. She is most uncooperative. It is heartbreaking and no good answers. Just be there for all concerned, they will need you.