2021 is here, and to start the year, we have to know the trends that will take design to a new level.
As we all know, every single year, there is something new, a new trend, and Pantone has taken an extraordinary turn that attracted a lot of attention in the design world. They chose two colors, usually, it is one, in this case, they made the exception and chosen two.
The meaning of these colors is more incredible, and as they relate to the current situation we are living in, let it be clear that the pandemic has not ended. Gradually we are trying to return to normality in each country, even though it has not been as easy as we hoped.
But Pantone identified colors with the situation that surrounds the world, with which we can all identify.
These colors are PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating.
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According to Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institution, “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 encouraged and uplifted; this is essential to the human spirit.”
Pantone has defined the colors in the following way:
*PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating is a bright and cheerful yellow sparkling with vivacity, a warming yellow shade imbued with solar power.
*PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray is emblematic of solid and dependable elements that are everlasting and provide a firm foundation.
During 2020 we have experienced tough times due to the pandemic. Any of us have lost very close loved ones’ others have been severely affected economically.
But Pantone 13-0647 Illuminating invites us all to be positive, to be joyful. Together with Pantone 17-5104 Ultimate Gray, it gives us hope that everything will be brighter again.
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A feeling of hope, strength, and joy is what the union of these two colors transmits to represent a new year. And it is what we most need to be able to live a new year, despite the difficulties.
These colors will be on display in design, from fashion to interior spaces. In the interior design areas, like our homes, more will be reflected, since now is where people spend more time than ever, due to the conditions in which we have required to be.
Up to one day
Everything is momentary and Pantone 13-0647 together with Pantone 17-5104, makes its message clear:
A marriage of color conveying a message of strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting. - Pantone