Each year, designers, painters, and a variety of visual artists all across the globe eagerly await the reveal of the Pantone color of the year. Yet, this year, there was not one but two winners — Illuminating and Ultimate Grey.
Namely, the winners — Ultimate Grey (PANTONE 17-5104) and Illuminating (PANTONE 13-0647) — were tied first place as they worked incredibly well together, according to Pantone.
Ultimate Grey is referred to as “quietly assuring” by Pantone and offers a solid, dependable look, especially when paired with the strong and positive yellow.
Illuminating, on the other hand, is cited as “bright and warm,” making it the color of “strength and positivity” — something that’s sorely needed in these trying times.
Overall, the two colors work well together to create a look that is bright and sunny without being overwhelming.
Pantone’s 2021 choice will undoubtedly be influencing many people who are working on remodeling their homes. Moreover, many artists will be incorporating these two colors into their work, whereas everyday people will undoubtedly add this color scheme to their home DIY projects.
The Pantone color of the year choice is made with many influences in mind — from art and media to society as a whole. The current global COVID-19 pandemic has played a part in the selection of these colors.
Last year, in 2020, Classic Blue was chosen for its steady feeling of “consistency and confidence”, which was needed during such uncertain times.
What color of the year will Pantone choose next? Something bright and cheerful we hope!