Pantone Color Institute began picking the Color of the Year in 2000, forecasting the color that will best reflect the year ahead. For just the second time ever, Pantone has named not one but TWO colors for the Color of the Year!
Ultimate Gray (17-5104) is a calming shade that brings to mind stable concreate foundations and serene pebbled beaches. Illuminating (13-0647) is a bright yellow that evokes warm sunshine, a bite of a tart lemon, and cheerful spirits. Together these two colors convey a message of strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting. (Pantone, 2020)
Sources: Pantone (2020, October 9) ANNOUNCING THE PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR 2021. https://www.pantone.com/color-of-the-year-2021