PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating, two independent colors that highlight how different elements come together to support one another, best express the mood for Pantone Color of the Year 2021. Practical and rock solid but at the same time warming and optimistic, the union of PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating is one of strength and positivity.
The combination of these colors is a message of happiness, courage and gives us hope that everything will be brighter. At a time when the whole world is gripped by the Covidu-19 pandemic, it is precisely this optimism that people need.
PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray is emblematic of solid and dependable elements which are everlasting and provide a firm foundation. The colors of pebbles on the beach and natural elements whose weathered appearance highlights an ability to stand the test of time, Ultimate Gray quietly assures, encouraging feelings of composure, steadiness and resilience.
Yellow PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating is a bright and cheerful yellow sparkling with vivacity, a warming yellow shade imbued with solar power,
The color of the year is always announced in December of the previous year. The color experts from the PANTONE Institute travel around the world every year in search of new trends that affect design, fashion, the entertainment industry, film and lifestyle. Other stimuli are brought by new technologies, materials or upcoming world sporting events. This year's choice of color was influenced by the worldwide coronavirus pandemic.
The Pantone swatch was created in 1963 and is currently the largest international color catalog. Thanks to the numerical designation of each color and its shade, designers, graphic artists and other workers can be sure that the color they propose exactly matches the color of the final product.
PANTONE Color of the Year has been announced since 2000 - see which colors have already received this honor:
We can expect that the chosen color combination will appear this year on furniture, in residential and industrial design and in fashion collections.
Let yourself be inspired and complete your wardrobe or home with new pieces that will bring you strength and a positive mood. You can start quite simply - for example, by adding a yellow lace to a gray sweatshirt, a yellow scarf or by attaching a brooch with a gray flower to a yellow sweater.