Color for 2021: bright yellow + extreme gray
As the magic of 2020 comes to an end, we finally get Pantone's official announcement.
Pantone, the international color authority, has recommended Pantone 17-5104 Ultimate Gray and Pantone 13-0647 hues for 2021.
This is the second time pantone has released its annual popular two-color combination since it released its annual double color in 2016.
The "extreme grey" and "bright yellow", symbolizing optimism and strength, hope to give everyone stability and warmth in the New Year to overcome the sense of uncertainty.
According to Pantone, two separate hues from extreme Gray Ultimate Gray and bright yellow hues should be adopted so as to support one another. It's a dream spread of hope and a strong sense of happiness.
After the epidemic, we all need to feel that everything will develop in a better direction. Comfort and reliance are the most important elements of life. Therefore, I choose these two colors.
According to PANTONE, the ultimate grey (PANTONE 17-5104) symbolizes a stable and reliable quality, and the stone color on the beach is the most basic element of nature. Even through the wind and frost or stand the test, silent stability, calm, stability and toughness.
Bright yellow (PANTONE 13-0647) is an ebullient and bold color, which satisfies our pursuit of vitality and is as warm as the sun's energy. The New Year represents people's pursuit of energy, purity and hope that they can continue to overcome no matter how uncertain the future may be.
Leatrice Eiseman, Executive director of Color at Pantone, says:
The persistence of extreme gray and vivid bright yellow together express a tough positive attitude. This combination of colors is practical and firm, yet warm and optimistic, giving us resilience and hope. We need to feel inspired and uplifted, which is essential to the human psyche.
Yellow bright, with the sun's rays and temperature; Gray is calm and majestic, like the noise left after the color of the world. After 2020, we all need a cure for bright yellow and extreme gray.
Relevant data of pantone 2021 representing colorimetric values:
PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray
sRGB: 147, 149, 151
L * a * b * ₁ : 62, 0, 1
CMYK: 40, 30, 32, 9
PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating
sRGB: 245, 223, 77
L*a*b*: 89, -3, 70
CMYK: 3, 1, 78, 0
₁. L * a * b represented by a vertical axis of brightness (Luminance) all white to all black, said two horizontal extension surface color, one is red to green, another said blue to yellow.