COLOURS OF THE YEAR 2021!!!

Let there be light!!! Out of the dreariness of 2020 emerges the Boldness of Illuminating yellow and the subtleness of Ultimate Gray. I couldn’t resist adding it into my photo collection!

What is the Pantone system? Well, it’s ALL about colour! The world-renowned Pantone Colour Institute holds the world’s colour forecast trend in its hot little hand until December of each year when it excitingly announces it’s new colour choice.

It is also a representation of what is happening in the world around us and how we can best represent it. Therefore, where we can, it’s imperative to try and bring in a splash of it to support the year’s trend. It could be a simple styling choice of a vase of bright "Illuminating" daffodils in an "Ultimate Gray" glazed pottery vase.


It could be through art, which you know I adore, or through furniture, rugs, or the boldness of the colour palette itself used to its full impact.


Best summed up by Pantone themselves when announcing this year’s choice;

"A message of happiness supported by fortitude, the combination of PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating is aspirational and gives us hope. We need to feel that everything is going to get brighter – this is essential to the human spirit."

I don’t know about you guys, but I am ALL IN for hope, brightness and the human spirit too! The Institute certainly got my vote this year!


In design,

Rae xx

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