Pantone Color of the Year 2021 is announced! Or should we say Pantone COLORS of the year 2021. The two colors chosen for 2021 are complementary but they differ greatly.
PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating, express the mood as we venture out of the darkness of 2020 to the bright and even uncertain year ahead.
Illuminating is a bright yellow hue and ultimate gray is a medium neutral hue. They are both sensical and strong foundationally, while also being warm and uplifting. Their union tells a story of the former year with the confusion and velocity of the COVID-19 virus combined with the bright hope for a more sunny disposition for the world in 2021.
The combination of PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating have been described on the Pantone website as being “Thoughtful, sunny, and friendly.” The message is one of hope and perseverance during difficult times.
Of course, we must not forget the promise of brighter future and the eco-friendly message of solar energy and other sustainable inventions moving us into the new year. People are seeking clarity and positivity, with the desire to overcome many obstacles seen in 2020. Together the energizing color of PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating and the grounded, fortifying color PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray brings forth solidarity and optimism.
Both colors, when placed together, demonstrate the power of the sky above and the ground below.
The Pantone Colors of the 2021 year are here to pay homage to our wisdom, determination and incredibly resilient spirit as we venture into the new year ahead!