After much anticipation and speculation, Pantone has announced its 2021 Color of the Year… with a twist!
Instead of selecting just one colour, Pantone changed it up by selecting two different hues: Illuminating (PANTONE 13-0647) and Ultimate Gray (PANTONE 17-5104).
Illuminating is described as “a bright and cheerful yellow sparkling with vivacity, a warming yellow shade imbued with solar power” while Ultimate Gray is “emblematic of solid and dependable elements, which are everlasting and provide a firm foundation.”
Although the two shades are strong on their own, Pantone says that when they come together they form “an aspirational colour pairing, conjoining deeper feelings of thoughtfulness with the optimistic promise of a sunshine-filled day.”
Pantone says that the selection of two colours was to demonstrate how different elements can come together to create one message of strength, hope or unity—it’s not only about one colour or person.
We can’t wait to see how these colours will look, both together and independently in this year’s hair, nail and makeup looks! Make sure to tag us on Instagram to show us how you’re creating your 2021 Pantone looks for a chance to be featured.