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Pantone Colors of 2021: Ultimate Gray and Illuminating

Pantone Colors of 2021: Ultimate Gray and Illuminating

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The Pantone Colors

Pantone’s Color of the Year has been shaping multiple industries for more than 2 decades now. From film to show business, marketing to advertising, and fashion to lifestyle, Pantone is the original trend-setter.

Experts from the Pantone Color Institute study and observe the world for influences. They take in the highs and lows of different societies. Moreover, they find what’s already there, and then revitalize them in a modern and timely effect.

For this new year, the Pantone Color Institute has revealed not just one, but two colors. Coming from what was seemingly the longest year in recent decades, these two new colors represent calmness and hope.

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PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray

Symbolizing a rock solid core, PANTONE 17-5104 is the kind of grey you can depend on. It shows that inner strength can and will always be as powerful as physical force. It also represents how we can overcome trials, and it becomes an everlasting sign of achievement.

With a steady demeanor and firm belief, let this new chapter fortify our aspirations.

PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating

Clear as day and as bright as what tomorrow brings, PANTONE 13-0647 certainly sparks. It is cheerful and warm, and it just makes you hopeful. With this vibrant shade of yellow, a ray of positivity can definitely make your day better.

An optimistic thought and deeper sense of self will help us get through the days to come.

Ultimately Illuminating

Imagine this. The sand, pebbles, and stones along the beach — a the best of both soft and hard. They’re all exposed to the elements. Meanwhile, the sun that hangs high up in the sky. Also, it radiates heat, and gives life to all it touches. Moreover, when these images are mixed together, you’ll certainly find yourself in a very sunny disposition at the beach.

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PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray and PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating don’t just complete a photo. More importantly, they draw out a feeling — one of which we’re all too familiar with. There’s never really a bad day at the beach.

Alone, these colors are independent, but when drawn together, they highlight a possibility — two opposing things can definitely complement each other.

Whatever 2021 may bring us, always remember to stay true. Be you, be inspiring. Be ultimately illuminating.



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All GIFs used in this article were made from, with clips taken from Pantone.

The featured image is courtesy of Lord Harvey Monteroso.

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