Pantone Names Two Colors of the Year for 2021

January 13, 2021 10:11 am

Ultimate Gray and Illuminating, color of the year 2021For 20 years, Pantone’s Color of the Year has impacted product development and purchasing decisions in numerous industries from design and fashion to home furnishing. The Pantone Color of the Year is carefully selected every year by a group of color experts at the Pantone Color Institute. These experts consider influencing factors such as the entertainment industry, films in production, new lifestyles, and new technologies.

This year, Pantone Institute has chosen two colors to be named Pantone Colors of the Year 2021. Known as the “global color authority,” Pantone chooses colors each year that are meant to serve as a reflection of what is happening in culture. The 2021 Pantone Colors of the Year have been announced as PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating. Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of The Pantone Color Institute, commented about the color choices:

“The union of an enduring Ultimate Gray with the vibrant yellow Illuminating expresses a message of positivity supported by fortitude. Practical and rock solid but at the same time warming and optimistic, this is a color combination that gives us resilience and hope. We need to feel encouraged and uplifted; this is essential to the human spirit.”

Looking to use this year’s Pantone Colors of the Year to freshen up your home? Try switching out items such as throw pillows and chair cushions. Additionally, accent chairs or tables and accessories such as lamps, flowers, and other knick-knacks can add color to a room.

For more ways to add Ultimate Gray and Illuminating to your home, click here.