06 Jan Create a Decal with the Color of the Year
For 2021, the color gurus at the Pantone Color Institute did not select a Color of the Year – they selected two! And the combo could form the basis for a host of great sticker and decal designs, allowing you to create a decal that will feel fresh and timely as we start a New Year.
Pantone paired a classic gray with a bright, sunny shade of yellow for their Color of the Year. In announcing the choice, they said, “PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating, two independent colors that highlight how different elements come together to support one another, best express the mood for Pantone Color of the Year 2021.”
The combination, they say is both practical and optimistic, rock solid and warming. Together, the two colors evoke a feeling of strength and positivity. Which does sound like exactly what we need to get the year off to a good start.
Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2021
As TIME reports, this is only the second time in its history that the Pantone Color Institute has picked two colors for the Color of the Year.
“In 2016, they shocked the world by picking TWO colors for the first time ever – Rose Quartz (light pink) and Serenity (baby blue),” Strategic Factory says.
Why do it again?
“The institute’s decision to name two seemingly unrelated shades as the collective color of 2021 is a response to the unprecedented year that led up to this moment,” TIME reports. “Described by the institute as ‘a marriage of color conveying a message of strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting,’ Ultimate Gray and Illuminating’s sunny yellow each serve a specific purpose.”
In explaining the unusual choice, Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the institute, told TIME that, “Each of them has their own emotional aspect, the gray being the one that’s more supportive and solid, the practical foundation that we need, and the yellow is about hopefulness and sunshine and good cheer.”
Here at Create Decal, we like the combo. What do you think?