Why We Love Pantone's Color Of The Year 2021

A subtle, versatile shade of gray and uplifting yellow combine to bring a message of positivity supported by fortitude.
  • Roma Patel
  • January 25, 2021

dockatot pantone color of the year 2021

Pantone have pushed the boat out for 2021 and named not one, but two colors of the year! ‘Illuminating’, a cheerful shade of yellow, and ‘Ultimate Gray’ have been chosen as Pantone’s 2021 colors of the year to communicate a message of strength and hope.

In choosing this combination of colors, Pantone aim to reflect the current global mood. It’s "a message of happiness supported by fortitude’, explains Leatrice Eismann, Executive Director of Pantone, ‘The combination... is aspirational and gives us hope. We need to feel that everything is going to get brighter – this is essential to the human spirit.”

The warm vivacity of ‘Illuminating’ brings feelings of optimism and positivity, whilst ‘Ultimate Gray’ is symbolic of solid dependability - like pebbles on the beach withstanding the test of time. It quietly assures, encouraging feelings of steadiness and resilience. 

Pantone describe the choice as:

"...two independent colors that highlight how different elements come together to support one another... Practical and rock solid but at the same time warming and optimistic, the union... is one of strength and positivity. It is a story of color that encapsulates deeper feelings of thoughtfulness with the promise of something sunny and friendly."

DockATot Loves 2021’s Pantone Color Of The Year

We really do! Not only because of the message of strength, resilience and optimism that it conveys, but also because it’s such an easy color combination to style in your nursery and elsewhere in your home. Take a look at some of our favourite inspiration:





Bring Pantone’s Color Of The Year Into Your Home With DockATot’s Cloud Gray Dock

Our Cloud Gray Deluxe+ and Grand docks are a simple way to bring Pantone’s color of the year into your home. We love the versatility of this shade, which fits in easily with practically any color scheme. Add a splash of yellow in your nursery accessories and, voila, you’ve captured that beautiful color combination of strength and positivity. Thanks Pantone for the inspiration!

About Pantone Color Of The Year

For over 20 years, Pantone have chosen their color of the year, based on influences from all over the world. From entertainment to art, fashion to technology, the Pantone Color Institute comb the world for color influences that have captured worldwide attention. Each year, The Pantone Color of the Year influences product development and buying decisions across multiple industries.

Bring Pantone's 2021 Color Of The Year to your Nursery. Shop DockATot Cloud Grey Deluxe+, Grand docks and spare covers.

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