On December 9th, Pantone announced not only one, but two “colours of the year”. The two colours for 2021 are PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Grey and PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating.
The two colours are said to be independent but complementary, symbolising a theme of unity and support. This palette combination represents optimism and resilience following an unmistakably challenging year.
Architects have used these colours in social, domestic and care spaces to portray positivity and hope. Below are some examples.