The ups and downs of 2020 were perfectly reflected in Pantone’s recent picks for Color of the Year 2021.
The masters of color language chose Ultimate Gray and Illuminating (bright yellow) as the newlyweds for 2021. It’s a fitting marriage, considering the roller coaster we’ve all experienced the past nine months. The contrast speaks volumes.
Pantone® 2021 colors tell a story
Grey is uneventful and a little mysterious; bright, sunshine yellow is upbeat with hope for better days ahead. At least that’s my take on this pair and I welcome the message.
Pantone and I are on the same page with this debut. They describe the union of Ultimate Gray and Illuminating as “one of strength and positivity. It is a story of color that encapsulates deeper feelings of thoughtfulness with the promise of something sunny and friendly.” Wow. I love that!
Placing different elements together to support one another is a concept many of us need to hold onto today. I hope Pantone’s optimism for creating colors that are “warming and optimistic” spreads faster than COVID-19.
Jump into Ultimate Grey and Illuminating
Pantone’s annual color choices often appear at weddings in the year that follows. Our wedding experts can help you incorporate these 2021 colors into your big day! From guest favors to party supplies, we can guide you on how much to order and provide design templates if needed.
If either or both of these colors are used in your business logo, this is your year! Make the most of this trend with giveaway items and corporate gifts. Need banners for your open house? Want to boost branding with pens to place in your lobby? Our experienced graphic designers will make your logo look amazing on any products you choose!
How about updating your man-cave with these diverse colors? Check out our koozies, beer glasses, shot glasses and more! Grey and yellow imprints would look stunning! We’ve also got plenty of options for that ladies’ day trip you’ve been planning. Surprise everyone with customized T-shirts and tote bags in the 2021 colors!