As this year is coming to a close, Pantone has announced the colours for the upcoming year, with this year’s colour having been Classic Blue, which is a familiar, calming shade of an azure blue…
But for the new year, Pantone has decided to pick two colours, Ultimate Gray, which is otherwise known as 17-5104, and Illuminating, which is also referred to as 13-0647. These two colours were described by Pantone as ‘a marriage of colour conveying a message of strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting’ – and we couldn’t agree more!
Pantone revealed that this soothing-to-the-eye duo was influenced and inspired by the trends and aspects of society along this past year. Following a lot of researching in marketing, design, fashion trends, and trend-forecasts, these two shades of grey and yellow were ultimately chosen.
I must say that this year’s colour-combo of Illuminating yellow and Ultimate Grey is a true reflection of the crazy year we’ve had.
Yellow, which signifies sunshine, positivity, happiness, and a ray of hope is contrasted bay grey, which is a solid, natural colour signifying a sense of stability and foundation. Put together, these are the two things which have kept us going!