Color of the year 2021 Illuminating and Ultimate Gray

Photo courtesy of Pantone

The color of 2021 is here! Pantone has announced that it is, once again, a double color year. Last time we saw two colors as the color of the year was in 2016. So move over Classic Blue! There is a new color, um-shall we say colors, in town!

Pantone feels that yellow and grey, otherwise known as “Illuminating” and “Ultimate Gray,” are colors which evoke a feeling of happiness, fortitude, and hope. Personally, I feel that with yellow, but the grey is throwing me.

In my mind, grey is dull and sad. While I love it as an alternative to black in fashion and interior design, I don’t look to the color grey for inspiration or feelings; to me it is too sad a color. On the other hand, yellow is well-known to evoke happiness and positive energy. I always love yellow as a ray of sunshine and hope; but grey confuses me!

Pictured: yellow tote (currently sold out, also love this one) / grey loafers / grey scarf /

I am looking forward to enjoying yellow in the new year, but grey will be an accent color for me; not one which evokes any uplifting feelings. What are your thoughts on the color of the year 2021?

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Is yellow the new neutral for spring 2012?

Neiman Marcus recently declared yellow to be the new neutral for spring 2012. This is an interesting declaration since neutral shades of beige, ivory, white, tan, brown and black are hard to come by this spring season. Out of all the spring colors, yellow is one of the more “neutral” shades as it blends well with both cool shades and warm shades.

Yellow is being shown with cool shades of blue and green while also being paired with warm shades of orange or “Tangerine Tango” to be exact. While yellow is still an actual “color,” the hue is easy to blend with most other colors of the rainbow and can easily add a pop of color to a “real” neutral ensemble in white or beige.

The easiest way to use yellow as a neutral shade is with accessories such as a handbag or pair of shoes. On cooler days, a yellow blazer, jacket or coat can add the perfect pop of color to any outfit. Yellow is also an easy color to use when color blocking an outfit.

The interesting thing about yellow is that it is more than just an on-trend color for spring 2012 and fall 2012. The shade also has psychiatric benefits for one’s mood! Yellow is considered a happy color which is said to help increase optimism. The hue is also said to increase concentration and productivity. Love that!

We assembled a few yellow pieces through Polyvore to brighten your day and inspire your spring-through-fall wardrobe. After all, yellow is gracing the fall runways and is one of Pantone’s top ten fall 2012 colors. Fabulous!

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