Pantone Color of the Year 2021: Home & Fashion
The Pantone Color of the Year 2021 has finally arrived and we’re excited because we all know that color plays a major role in wedding design. But instead of letting one specific color guide your design, consider what you want your wedding experience to feel like, then focus on the colors that evoke that feeling. Get inspired by looking at home interior trends and how these color palettes can be incorporated into the perfect wedding day look.
Need more inspiration? Take a look in your closet and see what tones you naturally gravitate towards. We love to turn to the fashion runways to see what fresh palettes of color best align with each wedding design and you will see all the 2021 fashion colors throughout this edition. In fact, we predicted that yellow would be the next hot color early in 2020!
Pantone Color of the Year 2021: Weddings
We can promise you you’ll hear the question, “what are your wedding colors?” countless times as you plan your wedding. This question might come right away from your attendants since “wedding colors” are usually directly associated with what color the bridesmaids’ dresses will be. However, color today is incorporated with every single part of the wedding aesthetic. Through invitations, statement pieces, tabletops, styled floral, cakes, and even the plates you’ll choose to serve your meal, there are many things to keep in mind when it comes to choosing colors for your day.
Just like all other moving parts of weddings are evolving, so are wedding colors! A decade or two ago couples would stick to one or two wedding tones and leave it at that. Rather than choosing a single color, today’s couples are opting for comprehensive wedding palettes and color schemes that can truly evoke a certain mood or ambiance for your event. For instance, choosing a bright yellow cake is an unexpected delight for your wedding guests and will absolutely make them stop and stare.
Having a variety of color shades creates dimension and depth throughout your wedding. If you repeat the same color everywhere, it’s not as visually pleasing. Creating a strong color palette will combine four to five colors, including the tones of design elements. It can seem overwhelming to decide what colors to put together. In your selection, choose a variety of colors that include neutral, dominant, and accent colors. Discover creative tricks to see different colors that pair naturally together, like looking to different shades of lipstick or inspiration from nature.
Colors change with each season, requiring our focus to shift to relevant, trend-forward palettes each year. Pantone® is one of the best color resources for your wedding design. Their forecasters select palettes for fashion and home interiors every season. Each December they also announce the Color of the Year, which is the hue they feel most impacts the industry. They’re great at sharing the upcoming color trends that can help you choose the best colors for your wedding.
“This year’s choices are a marriage of color conveying a message of strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting.“
For the Pantone Color of the Year 2021 — and for only the second time in their history — they’ve selected two colors to represent 2021. They describe the duo as “a marriage of color conveying a message of strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting”. Ultimate Gray, a steady and reliable tone, and Illuminating, a bright and cheerful yellow, represent colors that look to hope and strength as a reflection of this year’s events.
This color pairing isn’t new to weddings. Grey and yellow have been a popular choice for recent weddings. Ultimate Gray and Illuminating do not have to be used in equal proportions. Either color can take precedence, so consider using one as the dominant and the other as an accent. Together they create an aspirational color pairing, conjoining deeper feelings of thoughtfulness with the optimistic promise of a sunshine-filled wedding day.