Since 2000, The Pantone Color Institute has been announcing its annual Color of the Year. A singular hue that Pantone says, “…helps companies and designers make the most informed decisions about color for their products and brands.”
This year Pantone has chosen two colors: Illuminating (Yellow) and Ultimate Gray.
Gee, it must be fun to sit around all year and cogitate on a color for the upcoming one.
How do you feel about these colors? At first, I didn’t think gray was actually a viable choice, since I always assumed it was neutral and neutrals aren’t really a part of the the color wheel. I did, however, think the hopefulness of illuminating yellow is what we all need right now.
Additionally, in our book, Quintessential Style, yellow is described as “the friendliest color.”
It seems like stylists and designers have already hooked onto the yellow/gray trend. Take a look.
So, yesterday I visited Tuesday Morning. Guess what I found at the entrance of the store? (Truly)
This yellow and gray is beginning to grow on me. At the outset of this blog, I was having my doubts, but after further review, I think I like this combo!
What do you think? Would you decorate with these two colors? Do you prefer one over the other? Would you wear them together?
Please comment below.
While I don’t have a lot of yellow in my wardrobe, the color does evoke happy memories for me. My first car was a yellow cougar. I wore a yellow bridesmaids dress at my brother’s wedding. And, I always try to choose yellow if I am playing a game. Gray is beginning to grow on me and I have added a few clothing items in gray in recent years. Personally I do like the combination of gray and yellow! I have a yellow T-shirt and gray jeans. I think I will give it a try.