Each year, Pantone chooses a color to represent the year’s upcoming trends in fashion, art, home décor, and the like. In December, Pantone chose two colors for the year 2021. After the miserable 2020 year we all experienced, I think we can all agree that we are hoping 2021 will be a brighter one. Pantone thought the same thing; therefore, they came up with 2 colors of the year. One to represent 2020 and one to represent 2021.
For 2021, Pantone picked the two colors of…Ultimate Gray and Illuminating.
Most view the color gray as a gloomy color, therefore Pantone chose Ultimate Gray, to represent the dismal 2020 that we just survived. Ultimate Gray is a neutral gray, smack dab in the middle of the gray shade spectrum. It’s not a dark gray, nor is it a light gray, but a neutral that can stand on its own or complement a brighter color. And to represent 2021, Pantone selected Illuminating, a funky, bright, happy yellow. Ultimate Gray and Illuminating can be paired to create a stunning color combination. Pantone rarely picks two colors of the year, but in 2021 we’re getting a 2-for-1 deal.
Gray and yellow are complementary soulmates, the kind of colors that match so well. The colors are better together than they are apart. Gray is sleek and formal, while bright yellow is eye-catching and vibrant. Here’s how to flawlessly wear Pantone’s Colors of the Year.
How to Wear Ultimate Gray
Gray is a neutral favorite. If your skin has cool undertones, nearly every shade of gray will flatter you. If you have warm undertones, be sure that Ultimate Gray doesn’t wash you out. But the good news is everyone can add Ultimate Gray to their wardrobe and look great. If you’re concerned about the color making your skin tone look dull, try gray pants instead of a top. Or add gray accessories.
Pair gray with other neutrals like black, white, or even nude. Monochromatic gray works well if you want to wear different shades of gray at the same time. Gray alone can seem a little dull, so if you desire pops of color, jewel tones look incredibly elegant with gray. Pair gray with royal blue, ruby, or striking purple. For more variety, you can also add different textures or bold prints to a gray outfit.
How to Wear Illuminating
Bright yellow is one of the most cheery colors, and it will help you get noticed! Bright yellow looks best on those with medium, olive, or dark complexions. Women with dark hair look especially good in bright yellow due to the contrasting colors. However, everyone can wear Illuminating if it’s done right! Even if you’re too shy to add bright yellow to your wardrobe, a vibrant yellow accessory will do the trick. Add a yellow bag, shoes, or accessories to brighten up your look.
How to Wear Ultimate Gray and Illuminating
Gray and yellow are often seen in home interiors, creating a fresh mix of colors that brighten up a room. In clothing, the pair are rarely put together. However, gray and yellow can be tastefully paired as they are a match made in heaven. Gray neutrals are a great start, and then we can add mood-boosting yellow into the mix with a yellow blazer, cardigan, shoes, or a statement necklace. If you have a yellow sundress or top, add gray for a complementary look. It’s that easy! Don’t be afraid to try this color combo as it’s sure to get noticed!
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