12-10-20 It's Here! New Pantone Color(s) 2021

December 10, 2020, 9:30 am by MSP


Why select only one color for the year 2021, when you can choose two!


Pantone, which is famous for its color matching and creation system, hinted in its press release that it selected these colors to represent the uncertainty people may feel going into the new year. The gray is meant to be interpreted as “solid and dependable” while the yellow is “bright and cheerful.”



Colors signal "resilence and hope". “The union of an enduring Ultimate Gray with the vibrant yellow Illuminating expresses a message of positivity supported by fortitude,” said The Pantone Color Institute’s Executive Director Leatrice Eiseman, in a statement. “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.”


Q: What do you think about yellow and gray as the "it" colors for 2021? Share your opinion on the MSP Facebook page.