Pantone anunciou sua cor do ano para 2021 como um conjunto de cores independentes que se unem para criar uma combinação de cores aspiracional: "ultimate gray" e "illuminating".
‘the selection of two independent colors highlight how different elements come together to express a message of strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting, conveying the idea that it’s not about one color or one person, it’s about more than one,’ said leatrice eiseman, executive director of the pantone color institute. ‘the union of an enduring ultimate gray with the vibrant yellow illuminating expresses a message of positivity supported by fortitude. practical and rock solid but at the same time warming and optimistic, this is a color combination that gives us resilience and hope. we need to feel encouraged and uplifted, this is essential to the human spirit.’