Exploring the Pantone Colors of the Year for 2021

2021 will soon arrive. After a year of uncertainty and confusion for many, it’s no surprise the general attitude toward the upcoming year is one of hope.

Pantone has, once again, released their Colors of the Year: Ultimate Gray + Illuminating. The introduction is a marriage of color conveying a message of strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting.

The selection of these two independent colors, PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray and PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating, highlights the ways in which different elements can come together to support one another. Practical, solid and strong, Ultimate Gray represents rock. Warming and optimistic, Illuminating represents the sun. Together, they tell story of deep feelings of thoughtfulness with the promise of something friendly.

“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 Eisman, Executive Director of The Pantone Color Institute

For over 20 years, Pantone’s Color of the Year has influenced development and purchasing decisions in a variety of industries. Specifically for interior and home design, these yearly color selections serve as inspiration to breathe new life into your spaces.

If you’d like to see how you can incorporate this year’s colors into your home, visit our showroom in Brookfield to speak with one of our award-winning interior designers! We are here and ready to explore color with you.