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Pantone Color of the Year 2021

Pantone, a company best known for its Pantone Matching System (PMS), created a language of colors used by a variety of industries including graphic design, fashion design, product design, printing, and manufacturing. Since 2000, Pantone has chosen a color (or two) each year that they deem fitting for the current times. How do they decide which color should represent the prediction of the next 365 days? Pantone states that the Color of the Year is actually “… a color snapshot of what we see taking place in our global culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude.”

Colors of the Year 2021

Only once before, in 2016, has Pantone decided to match two colors for the Color of the Year. This year, once again, two colors have been chosen.

PANTONE® 17-5104 Ultimate Gray, a color that reflects dependability, composure, and strength.

PANTONE® 13-0647 Illuminating, a color that projects energy, joyfulness, and hope.

After a year filled with hardship, many are looking toward the year 2021 with a refreshed sense of strength and hope. Ultimate Gray might represent the strength we have found within ourselves this past year while Illuminating yellow provides us with hope for the future.

How to Use Them at Your Next Event

Pantone’s Color of the Year 2021 choices can create a great aesthetic for any event. Ultimate Gray will help your guests to feel calm and confident while Illuminating will help them to feel energized and happy. Here a few ways you can mix these colors at your next event:

  • Create an interesting contrast by putting brilliant yellow flowers in gray vases.
  • Use gray tableware to maintain elegance but lay down yellow linens to add a pop of color.
  • If you are renting lounge furniture, incorporate the colors in by adding gray and yellow throw pillows.

The opportunities for this color combination are endless. If you need help planning your next event, reach out to us today! At Grimes Events & Party Tents, we have all your rental needs!