Pantone's 2021 Colors of the Year


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Pantone's 2021 Colors of the Year

Posted 12/14/2020
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Pantone has chosen Ultimate Gray and Illuminating as their 2021 Colors of the Year. Paired together, these colors convey a message of strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting.

To get the look, choose Diamond Vogel’s Greybeard 0528 and Citron 0850

Greybeard 0528 is A dark gray with a blue cast. A versatile neutral that balances light and bright colors while delivering a modern style. Citron 0850 brings instant energy and personality that injects a playful dash of color to your space.

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Get creative and opt for a feature wall of Greybeard. This dark grey hue is the perfect backdrop for the creation of large-scale chalk and notice boards, perfect for keeping track of key dates, ideas, and goals. Finish with furniture and textiles in Citron to add a pop of color into your interior space.

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

Inspired by Pantone’s 2021 Color of the Year, Illuminating, these accents pair well to create no-fail color combinations:

bashful blue 0611

blossoms in spring 1157

glass bottle 0773

au gratin 0969

For Ultimate Gray, try these accents from our 2021 Color Trend Palette, Beyond, for a quiet and serene sense of purpose

simple serenity

chicago skyline

ice flow

frozen stream