Pantone has announced their official Color of the Year selections, calling them “a marriage of color and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting.”
PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray and PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating, the Pantone® Color of the Year selections for 2021, are “two independent colors that come together to create an aspirational color pairing, conjoining deeper feelings of thoughtfulness with the optimistic promise of a sunshine filled day.”
The two colors reflect the current trend towards natural elements and textures in home and office décor. In Ultimate Gray, the colors of pebbles on the beach and weathered shingles recall our ability to withstand the test of time, encouraging feelings of composure, steadiness, and resilience, while Illuminating’s bright and cheerful yellow seems imbued with the warmth of the sun. Together, these two elemental colors offer people a way to fortify themselves with energy, clarity, and hope.
For interior design lovers, the two colors represent a natural pairing for home décor, the mix of warm and cool tones in Ultimate Gray conveying serenity and dependability, and the Illuminating yellow infusing vitality and liveliness. A marriage of strength and optimism, the shades work together in perfect harmony to set the mood in any room in the home. If you’re thinking of giving your interiors an update for 2021, look for these two classic colors to show up everywhere.