This year, PANTONE announced not one but two colors of the year: PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating yellow.
They describe the combination as practical and rock solid but at the same time warming and optimistic: the union of strength and positivity. It’s the color story that encapsulates deeper feelings of thoughtfulness with the promise of something sunny and friendly.
This color scheme works really well for interiors – the look is anchored by the neutral calm and practical gray, and highlighted by punchy and happy yellow. The juxtaposition of gray and yellow adds visual interest and creates harmony in one of our recently redesigned homes.
PANTONE forecasts global color trends and influences product development and purchasing decisions in industries such as fashion, interior and industrial design, as well as product packaging and graphic design.