Pantone color of the year : Ultimate Gray & Illuminating

Happy Saturday everyone,

I wish you all a great weekend. For over 20 years, Pantone’s Color of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home furnishings, and industrial design, as well as product packaging and graphic design. And for this year, we have 2 for the price of one: Illuminating (yellow) & Ultimate Gray.

After living through quite possibly the worst year ever, we look back on a year in which we wrestled with a global pandemic, illness, economic distress and social upheaval, here comes Pantone with its message of hope and resilience in the hope of helping us get thru this dark period safely.

The Pantone news release announcing the colors described Illuminating as “a bright and cheerful yellow sparkling with vivacity, a warming yellow shade imbued with solar power.” Ultimate Gray, like pebbles, is emblematic of “solid and dependable elements which are everlasting and provide a firm foundation.”

“The selection of two independent colors highlight how different elements come together to express a message of strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting, conveying the idea that it’s not about one color or one person, it’s about more than one. The union of an enduring Ultimate Gray with the vibrant yellow Illuminating expresses a message of positivity supported by fortitude,” Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, said in a news release. “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.”

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So would you agree that the chosen colors convey the message of Pantone of hope and resilience. Comment below and let me know. In the meantime, I have already embraced the colors (last post of 2020 available here) and look forward to seeing how it will evolve fashion wise.

Thanks for stopping by.


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  1. I feel extremely cheerful to have seen your post. I found the most beautiful and fascinating one. I am really extremely glad to visit your post.

  2. Hey! I am finding your blog for the first time, and I am so glad I saw it!! I love the colors gray and yellow together!! I just love your outfits!! Thank you for sharing!!!

  3. Oh wow your dress is so beautiful and you look abaolutely amazing!

    Life is a Shoe

  4. I love these colours together! You look stunning in that beautiful dress. Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx

  5. That orange dress looks great on you! :) I really like grey and yellow together so I'm happy they are the colours of the year, I have a lot of them in my wardrobe!

    Hope that you are having a nice weekend :) Thanks so much for joining the #WeekdayWearLinkup!

    Away From Blue

  6. Oh I love these Pantone colors and their meanings! Absolutely brilliant for instilling a mindset of hope and resilience. They are gorgeous colors on you, my friend. You look amazing!


  7. I love this color and it’s meaning

  8. I agree that the yellow and gray colors convey the message of Pantone of hope and resilience. I see that you were in advance embracing those 2 combinaison of colors

  9. This yellow dress fits you like a glove! What a beautiful piece!

    I hope you are having a great week!



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