Pantone Colors of 2021

Pantone 2021 Colours - Illuminating Yellow and Ultimate Grey

For over 20 years, the Pantone Color Institute has been choosing a colour to embody the feelings and mood of the coming year. This annual prediction in turn influences global fashion, home and design.

Their decision is based on looking at trends across many different disciplines around the world. In 2020, a deep Classic Blue was chosen “instilling calm, confidence and connection.” But who could have predicted the year that occurred?

For the coming year, Pantone has chosen both yellow Illuminating and Ultimate Gray. This is only the second time they have ever chosen a pair of colours – the last time in 2016. These two seemingly opposite tones are selected to support each other. Executive Director Leatrice Eisman states

"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 colour combination that gives us resilience and hope. We need to feel encouraged and uplifted, this is essential to the human spirit.”

Though 2021 may prove to be a difficult year, the idea of a solid, stabilising base with a hopeful future is one that we can all relate to.  Here is an edit of fashion and accessories in the Pantone colours of 2021.

Whistles Yellow Dress

Grey Knit Anthropology Dress

Anthropologie, £88

& Other Stories Yellow Bee Cardigan

& Other Stories, £75

Light Grey Cable Knit Jumper Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren, £240

Yellow/Fuchsia Reversible Leather Bracelet - Stacy Chan

Our Reversible Leather Bracelet in Fuchsia

Grey/Pink Reversible Leather Bracelet - Stacy Chan

Our Reversible Leather Bracelet in Grey

Yellow Marella Coat

Marella, £325

Grey Wool Norma Kamali Coat

Norma Kamali, £300

Yellow Pajama Set Hesper Fox

Hesper Fox, £120

Grey Large Leather Pouch - Stacy Chan


Our Large Grey Leather Pouch


 Pantone 2021 Colours Fashion and Accessories Edit - by Stacy Chan

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