After a trying year of economic stress and social upheaval thanks to the COVID-19 global pandemic in 2020, it makes perfect sense that Pantone would select 2 colors that reflect warmth and dependability for their 2021 colors of the year.
Illuminating and Ultimate Grey are this year’s Pantone Colors of the Year.
Illuminating, as described by Pantone, is “a bright and cheerful yellow, sparkling with vivacity, a warming yellow shade imbued with solar power.” They described Ultimate Grey as, “like pebbles, emblematic of solid and dependable elements which are everlasting and provide a firm foundation.”
Pantone chose two colors this year to highlight how different elements can come together to express an uplifting message of hopefulness. The bright yellow and the neutral grey combine practical and rock solid feelings with warming and optimistic ones.
Pantone’s ability to forecast color trends is a marketing force that helps designers choose colors from season to season. You can be sure to see these two colors used throughout the year by designers from all industries. Interior designers will incorporate these colors into their design choices in the form of paint, fixtures, cabinets, decor, and more. Last year, Pantone chose classic blue as the color of the year for 2020, and in response blue cabinetry became all the rage.
Interior designers and Stagers have already begun to incorporate a pop of illuminating into their spaces to add a sense of happiness and vibrance to the home. Ultimate Grey has always been a favorite among designers as it is the perfect neutral, so it is certain this color will be seen quite often.
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Sources Cited: The San Diego Union Tribune