2021’s Pantone Color of the Year is, surprisingly this year, is a union of two very different colors. PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating pair up to bring us two emotions. The warmth and hopefulness of a beautiful yellow, combined with the solid and assuring color gray.
“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”, says Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute.
Who Chooses Pantone’s Color of the Year?
The short answer is the Pantone Color Institute. The Institute’s color experts follow global color trends, tracking color in fashion, travel, and entertainment. Other contributing factors include cutting-edge artists and socio-economic trends. The Pantone annual color pick will ultimately make its way into our everyday lives where we may choose it as a color for our kitchen or a pair of shoes.
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Which Colors Complement Pantone’s Color of the Year?
Glad you asked! Not many of us would consider ourselves color experts, which is why we love to see what the experts at Pantone choose. How does one complement two colors which already complementing one another? Take a look at Pantone’s palette suggestions at Pantone Connect. Here you will discover beautiful colors alongside their chosen Color of the Year. These colors include an array of soft blues and pinks. Pantone’s complementary palettes are carefully chosen using Ultimate Gray + Illuminating as their focal points.
What’s a Great Way to Highlight Pantone’s Color of the Year?
Ultimate Gray + Illuminating are two very friendly colors to incorporate into your life this year. Get the neighbor’s talking by accenting your home’s exterior with Ultimate Gray shutters, or a front door you’ve decided to paint Illuminating yellow. In addition, it’s easy to shop for these beautiful, fresh colors online. Find their use in the way of key chains, coffee mugs, and drinking bottles at Pantone.com.
Finally, whether you opt for Pantone’s Color of the Year or your personal color of the year, grab a paint swatch and get imaginative. Decide to make some colorful magic happen in your living space this year. Adding a little color to your life is not too expensive and can make a big impact.
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