Introducing 2021 Pantone Color of the Year: 17-5104 Ultimate Gray and 13-0647 Illuminating.
According to Pantone, it’s a marriage of color conveying a message of strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting. The combination reminds me to be present in the darkness and uncertainty with hope for brighter days ahead. I find Pantone’s choice very fitting for what our world has experienced in 2020. In weddings, I’m pleased to see gray continuing to be a neutral color which compliments most others. It can be found in linen, tabletop decor, interior furnishings and much much more. Yellow is always so beautiful in floral and stationery.
Let’s Revisit Pantone’s Colors of the Year for the Last 10 Years!
Although Pantone predicts colors mostly found in fashion and home furnishings, our industry of wedding planning and design follows suit often. It’s been incredible to see our color trends being influenced by Pantone over the years. As I’m sure you can guess, one of the most influential Pantone Colors of the Year was 2016, Rose Quartz. It’s still highly favored among couples along with 2017’s Pantone Color of the Year, Greenery. Come along with me as we remember and honor the last ten years of Pantone colors below.
- 2020 Pantone Color of the Year: 19-4052 Classic Blue. According to Pantone, Classic Blue highlighted our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build.
- 2019 Pantone Color of the Year: 16-1546 Living Coral. According to Pantone, Living Coral was vibrant but mellow and embraced us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort in our continually shifting environment.
- 2018 Pantone Color of the Year: 18-3838 Ultra Violet. According to Pantone, communicated originality, ingenuity and visionary thinking that pointed us toward the future.
- 2017 Pantone Color of the Year: 15-0343 Greenery. According to Pantone, Greenery represented new beginnings and was an omnipresent hue around the world.
- 2016 Pantone Color of the Year: 13-1520 Rose Quartz and 15-3919 Serenity. According to Pantone, for the first time ever, a blending of two shades were chosen to seek mindfulness and well being.
- 2015 Pantone Color of the Year: 18-1438 Marsala. According to Pantone, Marsala was an earthy shade with sophistication and warmth.
- 2014 Pantone Color of the Year: 18-3224 Radiant Orchid. According to Pantone, Radiant Orchid expressed confidence and warmth and was found across the board in fashion, beauty, interiors and of course weddings!
- 2013 Pantone Color of the Year: 17-5641 Emerald. According to Pantone, Emerald enhanced our sense of well-being further by inspiring insight and promoting balance and harmony.
- 2012 Pantone Color of the Year: 17-1463 Tangerine Tango. According to Pantone, Tangerine Tango continued to provide the energy boost we all needed to recharge and move forward.
- 2011 Pantone Color of the Year: 18-2120 Honeysuckle. According to Pantone, Honeysuckle lifted our spirits and imparted confidence to meet life’s ongoing challenges.