It’s always fun to predict what Pantone’s color of the year will be, but I don’t think anyone could have predicted their choice for the 2021 color of the year… Because they chose two colors instead of one! This is only the second time in Pantone‘s history of selecting it’s Color of The Year that they have selected two colors (the first time was for 2016’s Rose Quartz and Serenity).
How did they decide on these two colors for the 2021 color of the year?
Essentially, the two colors chosen for 2021 are to represent hopefulness and stability. PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray symbolizes solid and dependable elements, which provide a firm foundation, and PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating is a bright and cheerful yellow, signifying the optimistic hope of brighter days ahead!
We love the sentiment that goes into selecting Pantone’s color of the year. We do hope that, like Ultimate Gray and Illuminating, that 2021 brings us renewed stability and uplifting energy!
Want to emanate those vibes all year round? We got you! Keep reading for our favorite picks so you can start the year off with all the positive vibes!
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Check out our favorite picks in Pantone’s color(s) of the year. There are so many ways to play with this gorgeous color combination. From home decor, beauty, fashion, and more!
This gorgeous palette is like a pocket of sunshine! You can't help but feel cheerful with a wash of these golden yellow tones on your eyelid. You can go subtle with the softer hues, or bold with the shimmering glitter and foil options!
This gorgeous yellow,and those show-stopping sleeves! It's a gorgeous must have for every closet, not to mention how much fun this dress would be to accessorize and make your own! Is LYD (Little Yellow Dress) a thing?? I need it to be a thing.
Rest is essential! Once you have your nighttime routine, cute pajamas, and super comfy mattress on deck... you better make sure your sheets make the grade as well! We love this 100% cotton reversible quilt set!
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Mayra Mejia (She/Her) is a fat-positive, queer Salvadoran-American editor, writer, activist, and content creator. Passionate about fostering strong and inclusive body positive spaces, she founded PLUSH DMV, a DC-based fat-positive community.