Color of the year 2021

Every year Pantone selects the color of the year. The color reflects the upcoming year and influences the design industry. During this unprecedented time, Pantone chose two warm and optimistic colors instead of one.

I like both yellow and gray colors, and I am super excited to see these two colors picked this year.

  • Ultimate Gray 
  • Illuminating Yellow

The Executive Director of the Pantone color institute gave this statement on the 2021 colors :

“The union of an enduring Ultimate Gray with the vibrant yellow Illuminating expresses a message of positivity supported by fortitude. Practical and rock solid but at the same time warming and optimistic, this is a color combination that gives us resilience and hope. We need to feel encouraged and uplifted; this is essential to the human spirit. - Executive Director, Pantone color institute

Products with 2021 colors are readily available on the Pantone products website.

I collect keychains and as an obvious choice, I would be buying the Pantone key chain.

You can buy other cool products from the same website.

Check out the previous years ‘Color of the year’ picks here. You can know more about the story and the reason for the selection of the colors.

I handpicked a few beautifully designed products on the 2021 color for your inspiration.