the color(s) of the year for 2021…

at the end of every year in early december…pantone makes the big announcement of what the color of the year will be for the upcoming year…for 2021, pantone has announced 2 colors…truth be told…i personally do not like when it’s 2 colors…but that is just a personal thing…that being said…i do love the color combination of these two colors…drum roll please…the color(s) for 2021 are ultimate gray & illuminating…

pantone describes the colors as follows:

 “A marriage of color conveying a message of strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting.  

PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating, two independent colors that highlight how different elements come together to support one another, best express the mood for Pantone Color of the Year 2021. Practical and rock solid but at the same time warming and optimistic, the union of PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating is one of strength and positivity. It is a story of color that encapsulates deeper feelings of thoughtfulness with the promise of something sunny and friendly.

A message of happiness supported by fortitude, the combination of PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating is aspirational and gives us hope. We need to feel that everything is going to get brighter – this is essential to the human spirit.

As people look for ways to fortify themselves with energy, clarity, and hope to overcome the continuing uncertainty, spirited and emboldening shades satisfy our quest for vitality. PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating is a bright and cheerful yellow sparkling with vivacity, a warming yellow shade imbued with solar power. PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray is emblematic of solid and dependable elements which are everlasting and provide a firm foundation. The colors of pebbles on the beach and natural elements whose weathered appearance highlights an ability to stand the test of time, Ultimate Gray quietly assures, encouraging feelings of composure, steadiness and resilience.”


what are your thoughts on these new color(s) of the year…are they colors that exist in your closet?  please share in the comments below…

till next time…stay stylish!


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