What does 2021 have in store for us? We do not know, but what we do know is the colour of the year released by Pantone. If you’re not familiar with this already, let’s break it down for you. Based on fashion, architecture, art and other creative fields from the global trends The Pantone Colour Institute releases a colour or two, as colours of the year.

The colours chosen for this year are – Ultimate Gray & Illuminating. These colours don’t just reflect trends but it also encapsulates deeper feelings of thoughtfulness with a promise of something sunny and friendly. Gray symbolizes stone as in, solid foundation and resilience; Illuminating Yellow symbolizes sun, as in hoping for a cheerful tomorrow overcoming uncertainty, as Pantone states it.

Here’s some inspiration from the colours of the year in aspects of fashion & lifestyle –

Alberta Ferretti – Spring Ready-to-wear 2021


This breezy translucent Maxi looks like the sun shining right at you. Can’t take our eyes of this outfit from Alberta Ferretti.

MSGM – Ready To Wear – 2021


Head to toe in Illuminating Yellow, this look is one to take inspiration from for your next tropical vacation. Ruffles and skater skirt paired with mules in vivid Yellow colour, oh-la-la!

Illuminating nails as seen in Schiaparelli – S/S’ 21


Yellow nails? Yes please.  If your outfit is in a sober neutral hue then let your nails do the talking, amp it up with Illuminating Yellow.


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The latest landing of the brand – Birkenstock in the Indian market has scored many admirers already. What’s not to love when your Birkenstock comes in Illuminating Yellow?



Balmain’s Spring-Summer collection’s colour palette varies with hues ranging from blue, neon pink, neon green but what attracted our eye was obviously the colour – Ultimate grey, from suit-sets to bags we could spot this colour all over Balmain’s collection.

 Flying Solo – S/S’21


Another from Ultimate Gray, a deconstructed suit-set with many tailored elements from Flying Solo.

Cariuma – Pantone Collaboration


The sustainable sneaker brand, Cariuma, just launched two never-before-seen colorways for the new year, and they’re both major.


Who knew a subtle colour like Ultimate Gray would blend so well with bright Illuminating Yellow? Check out these living spaces – kitchen, living room and bedroom with accents of both colours, looking so aesthetically pleasing!



Now that you’re familiar with the Pantone colours of the year and you know how to add them to your personal style, let us know which colour do you favour more and why? If you love both colours like us, let us know how you would incorporate these to your personal space. Tell us in the comments down below about your take on Pantone’s colour of the year.

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