Ultimate Gray and Illuminating Yellow Pantone 2021 colours of the year

Author:Tom 2020-12-23


Every year, Pantone®, the international colour authority, selects the 2021 pantone colour of the year. The “classic blue” announced in 2020 has become the target of fashion brands and new make-up products, and after a difficult year in 2020, Pantone unveiled its 2021 colours at the end of December The colours are 'Ultimate Gray' and 'Illuminating', which symbolise optimism and strength, and are expected to provide stability and warmth to overcome uncertainty in the new year.


2021 pantone colour of the year



As in 2016, Pantone has once again chosen two colours to be the colours of the year.



According to Pantone, Ultimate Gray and Illuminating Yellow are two independent colours that highlight how different elements can work together to support each other. It is a dreamy combination that brings hope and conveys an unwavering sense of well-being in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. The most important element of life is to have solace and support for the soul.


Ultimate Gray



According to Pantone, Ultimate Gray (PANTONE 17-5104) is a symbol of stability and reliability. The colour of the stones on the beach is the most essential element of nature. It stands up to the troubles, quietly settling the mind, promoting calmness, stability and resilience.


Illuminating yellow



The warmth of the sun's energy, Illuminating Yellow is a symbol of the quest for energy, purity and hope in the New Year, to overcome any uncertainty in the future.



Leatrice Elseman, Executive Director of Pantone, said: "The combination of long-lasting and durable Ultimate Gray and lively bright yellow expresses a resilient and positive attitude, a colour palette that is practical and solid, but also warm and optimistic, bringing us the resilience and hope we need to feel inspired and uplifted, which are essential elements of the human heart. We look forward to a brighter future in 2021.


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