A marriage of color conveying a message of strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting.
Pantone, a world front-runner in color design, announced recently that its 2021 Color of the Year is a marriage of Ultimate Gray and Illuminating, a pebble hue and a vibrant yellow. “Practical and rock-solid but at the same time warming and optimistic, this is a color combination that gives us resilience and hope,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. 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. It is a story of color that encapsulates deeper feelings of thoughtfulness with the promise of something sunny and friendly.
A message of happiness supported by fortitude, the combination of PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating is aspirational and gives us hope. We need to feel that everything is going to get brighter – this is essential to the human spirit.
As people look for ways to fortify themselves with energy, clarity, and hope to overcome the continuing uncertainty, spirited and emboldening shades satisfy our quest for vitality. PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating is a bright and cheerful yellow sparkling with vivacity, a warming yellow shade imbued with solar power. PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray is emblematic of solid and dependable elements that 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. This is the second time that Pantone chose two ‘color of the year’. In 2016, we had Pantone 15-3919 Serenity and Pantone 13-1520 Rose Quartz (2016), shades of pale blue and pale pink respectively.
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