Pantone trend colors 2021: yellow and gray
The Pantone Color Institute has chosen the color of the year 2021. This time the color institute surprises us with trendy colors in a double pack: a solid gray called “Ultimate Gray” and a bright yellow called “Illuminating”. Pantone himself calls the combination: “An ensemble with an encouraging message of strength and hope”
GRAY and YELLOW is an ensemble that can be excellently combined without one of the two colors dominating. If yellow is generally too conspicuous or if you fear a disharmony with skin and hair, but still want to join the trend, combine the new yellow with gray or add accents with shoes, bags and accessories.
TIP: Yellow is the purest mood maker and is always a fashion theme. But not everyone has the same shade. Yellow has many shades. The color palette ranges from warm tones such as golden yellow to soft vanilla tones to bright lemon yellow and bright neon. This variety allows every woman to wear yellow. However, it depends on the right shade. For women with a warm complexion, warm, red-tinged yellows are ideal. Women with a cool coloring should resort to cool shades of yellow. Pantone color of the year reflects the zeitgeist The Pantone Color of the Year is a mirror of global events and represents the mood that expresses the current zeitgeist.
The Pantone colors 2021 stand for strength and hope. In a time of persistent uncertainty, in which mankind would like to draw strength, clarity and hope, energetic colors give courage and joy of life. Illuminating, a bright and happy yellow, sparkles with liveliness and warms with the power of the sun. Ultimate Gray is a symbol of solid reliability. Together, the ensemble conveys an encouraging message of strength and hope, as Pantone himself calls the combination. For more than 20 years, Pantone has chosen the color of the year and has made a significant impact on product development in a wide range of industries, including fashion, interior design and industrial product design, as well as product packaging and graphic design. The Color of the Year selection process requires careful thought and trend analysis. That is why the color experts at the Pantone Color Institute keep an eye out for new color influences from around the world every year before they choose the Color of the Year. In their analyzes, they take into account, among other things, color trends in the entertainment and film industry, in art collections and works by new artists, in fashion, in all areas of design, in popular travel destinations as well as in new life and play styles and in the socio-economic environment. The influences can also come from new technologies, materials, surface structures and effects that affect colors. Social media platforms and even upcoming sporting events with global reach can also help determine color trends.
Trend colors for 2021 – from the garden to the catwalk
With the fashion summer 2021, color comes into play. On the catwalks in New York and London, designers presented their latest trends and were inspired by the diverse colors of nature. In contrast to calm neutral tones, fresh, cheerful colors exude pure joie de vivre.
In spring-summer 2021, delicate pastel colors in rose to violet will be the trend. Orange, yellow, turquoise, blue and green are now joining these feminine hues. In general, green is a fashion must-have this season. From refreshing mint to dark olive-green, green accompanies us through the summer of 2021. In contrast, classic neutral tones in beige, off-white, gray and khaki spread calm.