Design trends

Pantone Color of the Year 2021

Pantone color is a proprietary, standardized color system used across many industries in manufacturing that describes colors by an allocated number (e.g. “PMS 125”). The Pantone system is the standard language for color communication from designer to manufacturer to retailer to customer. Pantone Color of the Year 2020 was Classic Blue. In 2021, they are Ultimate Gray and Illuminating, shades chosen for their warmth and dependability per their announcement made on December 9, 2020.