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Pantone’s 2021 Colors of the Year : “Illuminating” and “Ultimate Gray”


Published by Sugar & Cream, Friday 11 December 2020

Text by S&C, images courtesy of Pantone

Positivity And Cheer

Get ready for a brighter future! Pantone Color Institute has announced Colors of the Year, not one color but two colors instead. After Classic Blue in 2020 (which we all may not notice it due to pandemic), get ready for “illuminating” bright yellow (Pantone 13-0647) and “Ultimate Gray” (Pantone 17-5104) with a message of strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting.

“illuminating” bright yellow (Pantone 13-0647) and “Ultimate Gray” (Pantone 17-5104)

“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,” Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of The Pantone Color Institute.

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This is the second time for Pantone has selected two colors of the year after 2015 (Rose Quartz and Serenity).

The two colors represent a combination calm and cheerful, perhaps what we need to look forward in 2021.

Brigdman outdoor (Yellow and Gray)

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