PANTONE Announces the Color of the Year 2021: Ultimate Gray + Illuminating

PANTONE COLOR INSTITUTE™ finally made an announcement on the Pantone Color of the Year 2021! The color of the year is the paring of PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating, a marriage of color conveying a message of strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting. Illuminating is a bright and cheerful yellow sparkling with vivacity, a warming yellow shade imbued with solar power. Ultimate Gray is emblematic of solid and dependable elements which are everlasting and provide a firm foundation. These two independent colors that come together to create an aspirational color pairing, conjoining deeper feelings of thoughtfulness with the optimistic promise of a sunshine filled day.

“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 encourage and uplifted; this is essential to the human spirit.” Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute remarked.

In the realm of eyewear industry, there are numerous designs adopting colors that are similar or the same to the Ultimate Gray and Illuminating. Get yourself prepared for the upcoming 2021 and grab at least one pair of these colors!

tonysame – TS-10672-409A

Markus T – M2N9-285 col.045/065
Markus T HK@Instagram

Kirk and Kirk – Centena
Kirk and Kirk@Instagram

MYKITA + Maison Margiela – MMMONO

Jacque Marie Mage – ELDORADO 58
Jacque Marie Mage@Instagram

Carven – ADE col.03

Gotti – Pata

Lindberg – 8418 P10 K199

ic! berlin – Igorr
ic!berlin HK@Instagram

Julius Tart Optical – AR 44-PL-001L
Julius Tart Optical@Instagram

Alexander McQUEEN – AM0273S 002
Kering Eyewear@Instagram

Berluti – BL40015U 20S

Alexander McQUEEN – AM0295SK 004
Kering Eyewear@Instagram

Saint Laurent – SL 364 MASK 003
Kering Eyewear@Instagram