Color lovers rejoice! Pantone, the acclaimed leader of the color world, has named Pantone’s 2021 Colors of the Year, and they are a statement-making combination: Ultimate Gray and Illuminating. A cool, grounded gray paired with a cheery, vibrant yellow—the juxtaposition feels very 2021. According to Pantone, it is “a marriage of color conveying a message of strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting.”
Chosen because they are “two independent colors that highlight how different elements come together to support one another,” Ultimate Gray and Illuminating are believed by Pantone to “best express the mood for Pantone Color of the Year 2021.” Take your inspiration from the Pantone colors of the year as you plan your parties, refresh your home decor, and add statement pieces to your wardrobe.
Highlight the meaningful theme behind Pantone’s 2021 Colors of the Year as you tentatively plan for your summer gatherings, by choosing a colorway inspired by this year’s colors. Whether your part of the world is cleared for small gatherings, or if we’re still hosting virtual parties, the gray and yellow color combination is a winning choice. Choose table linens and floral arrangements that feature your own version of the gray/yellow color scheme, or provide your guests with a stack of yellow and gray face masks for safer gathering. Perhaps a grounding gray tablecloth with buttery yellow flowers? Or yellow patterned tablecloths with smooth gray river rocks as part of your centerpieces?
Color Inspired Home Decor
At home, feature your love for art with the most popular colors of 2021 within your home accessories by displaying items like the Rodin Thinker sculpture alongside a Monet-inspired sunflowers frame. Or, place a combination of gray and yellow throw pillows on your porch chairs or living room couches. In big ways and small, incorporating Ultimate Gray and Illuminating into your home style is certainly on trend!
Color Inspired Fashion
Get creative with your wardrobe this spring by adding a handsome gray wool scarf that celebrates the famed Knights of the Round Table, over an Illuminating-inspired blouse. Or, don several Monet sunflowers bangles with a breezy gray dress as the weather warms up. Mixing well-loved items already in your closet with a new complementary scarf that is imbued with the solar power of an Illuminating-inspired yellow is a simple way to bring the colors of the year into your daily wear.
Incorporating the Pantone Colors of the Year is a fun and creative way to approach your spring styling, decorating, and tentative, yet hopeful, party planning! Embrace both the strength and positivity that the union of Ultimate Gray and Illuminating represent, according to the famed leader in color, with the yellow and gray combination that is “practical and rock solid but at the same time warming and optimistic.” What better way to approach the warming weather of 2021 than the warm, chic colors of the year? Style them with your personal touch today!