Colors of the Year 2021


Awareness of the outside world. From the bookshelf. What Is Color? by Arielle Eckstut & Joann Eckstut (Abrams 2020)

Ultimate Gray + Illuminating (yellow), Pantone
Orchid Flower, Coloro + WGSN, announcement says 2022. Typo or forward thinking?
Aegean Teal, Benjamin Moore
Urbane Bronze, Sherwin-Williams
Epoch, Graham & Brown, also a wallpaper of the year
Aqua Fiesta, Accent Color of the Year, Glidden, Coatings World

Other Colors of the Year
Behr went with 21 colors in a “Color Trends Palette”
Valspar chose 12 colors.
PPG picked three: Transcend, Big Cypress and Misty Aqua. Two neutrals & a pale blue.
Shutterstock: Set Sail Champagne, Fortuna Gold, & Tidewater Green. Pinkish neutral, gold, & green

Of Interest
Acrylic Pouring, Artistcoveries: Illuminating and Ultimate Gray

Vogue: Pantone’s Color of the Year Is Really Weird—Just Like Everything Else Right Now, by Katy Kelleher, December 9, 2020

“To commemorate over two decades of Pantone’s color choices, the palette below matches each color to imagery from some of my favorite artists and photographers from around the world.” Adam Fuhrer: Visualizing Every Pantone Color of the Year

Fast Signs: 2021 Pantone Color & Pantone Colors of the Decades, by Jayme Nelson, Dec 30, 2019

Last year
[Colors Of The Year 2020]

Stay safe. Stay sane.
Katherine Walcott

3 thoughts on “Colors of the Year 2021

  1. The colours I was drawn to this year (and painted walls in 😉) BM Rockport Grey, BM Capitol White, ROmabio Arborio white limewash, BM Dragonfly and fusion Mineral Paint Black (accents/handrails)… which on paper looks crazy, but Seems to work well in person! For 2021 I have my eye on a coral/salmon door, but that might end up black as well 😆

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