The Colour of the Year for 2021 is a combination of two colours, PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray and PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating.

The selection of the Pantone Colour of the Year 2021 has been influenced by the global pandemic that we have been experiencing in this past year 2020, as it implies that two different colours come together to support each other and offer positivity, strength, visibility and hope. Feelings that after this hard year we all need to experience.

“The marriage of timeless Ultimate Gray with the vibrant yellow of Illuminating expresses a message of positivity combined with strength. Practical and solid, yet at the same time warm and optimistic, this colour combination offers resilience and hope. We need to feel encouraged and comforted; it is essential for the human soul.”

- Leatrice Eiseman.Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institue

On the one hand, PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating, a light and lively colour, brings us vivacity and joy. On the other hand, PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray is related to the colour of imperishable elements, such as the stones we find in the sea, elements that resist the passage of time, and therefore generate a feeling of firmness and resistance to any situation that comes our way.

That is why both colours in combination imply resilience, that is, the ability to overcome something and come out stronger for it. According to the RAE, resilience is the capacity of a living being to adapt to a disturbing agent or an adverse state or situation, a capacity that we have all strengthened and experienced during this hard year.

That is why from Industrias Químicas IRIS we want to give visibility to these two colours, and encourage you to get to know them. We create and manufacture all the colours chosen by Pantone every year and we customise them for any surface where our customers need to apply them.

Therefore, we present you the Pantone of the year 2021, the perfect combination at the right time.

PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating + PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray

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