Pantone Picks Two Colors of the Year for 2021: 'Ultimate Gray' and 'Illuminating' Yellow

The tones are said to represent strength, resilience and nature

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Pantone has revealed that two colors have made the cut for 2021’s Color of the Year: Ultimate Gray and a yellow called Illuminating.

The color standards and forecasting company revealed to Vogue today the two colors expected to take the spotlight next year.

The global fashion publication reported that the shades—specifically Pantone 17-5104 and Pantone 13-0647—would take center stage, with the colors representing continuity and positivity, two things many will be hoping to find after the many challenges of 2020.

Speaking to the magazine, Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, said gray invoked “strength and resilience” and connotations of the natural world, including rocks and pebbles.



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