The colour authority’s selected shade for the year ahead is actually a combo pick: Pantone Ultimate Gray + Pantone Illuminating.
According to Pantone, this combo of a soft grey and a bold and bright yellow is a pairing of colours which convey a message of strength and hopefulness. By choosing two standalone shades Pantone aims to highlight how different elements come together to support one another. “As people look for ways to fortify themselves with energy, clarity, and hope to overcome the continuing uncertainty, spirited and emboldening shades satisfy our quest for vitality. Illuminating is a bright and cheerful yellow sparkling with vivacity, a warming yellow shade imbued with solar power. Ultimate Gray is emblematic of solid and dependable elements which are everlasting and provide a firm foundation. The colors of pebbles on the beach and natural elements whose weathered appearance highlights an ability to stand the test of time, Ultimate Grey quietly assures, encouraging feelings of composure, steadiness and resilience.”
This unexpected combo of shades makes for a true standout palette for your wedding day. We love the idea of using grey as your anchor shade then accenting with pops of yellow in your florals, stationery and fashion accessories to bring energy and fun to your celebration because that’s absolutely what 2021 needs!