Pantone colour of the year is all about hope

Pantone Ultimate Grey and Pantone Illuminating, two independent colours that highlight how different elements come together to support one another, best express the mood for Pantone colour of the year 2021.

Practical and rock solid but at the same time warming and optimistic, the combination of these two colours is one of strength and positivity.

“The union of an enduring ultimate grey with the vibrant yellow illuminating expresses a message of positivity supported by fortitude,” says Lee Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Colour Institute.

“It is a colour combination that gives us resilience and hope. We need to feel encouraged and uplifted; this is essential to the human spirit.”

Below are some great examples of how to combine these two beautiful colours.

Dove grey and yellow velvet pom poms cushion by the French Bedroom Co

Home yellow by Paper + Design

North Star Baby Grey Clouds blanket  by Norsu Interiors

Transparent gold wallpaper by Carol Robinson from Wallsauce

Bridgman Hampstead rectangular dining table with 8 stacking armchairs

Main image: Alliums and Heleniums wallpaper from Wallsauce