2021 Colors of the Year

The Pantone Colors of the Year for 2021 are Ultimate Gray and Illuminating, respectively chosen for their warmth and dependability.

Ultimate Gray is expressed as a representation of “solid and dependable elements which are everlasting and provide a firm foundation.” Illuminating is described as “a bright and cheerful yellow sparkling with vivacity; a warming yellow shade imbued with solar power.”

These two independent and seemingly opposite colors are featured in 2021 to showcase strength and hopefulness. The combination of these colors creates a message of resilience and hope, that is both enduring and uplifting.

Pantone’s prediction of color trends impacts designers across all industries such as furniture, textile, fashion, accessory and technology. Each year designers are influenced and challenged by Pantone’s color of the year to innovatively integrate these colors/themes into the marketplace.  

Yellow office chairs add the perfect pop of color and cheerfulness to your space, whereas gray provides you with focus and stability. Nightingale offers a variety of high-quality textiles, vinyls and leathers which come in a wide range of colors and grades. If you desire a quality office chair that reflects the colors of the year, Nightingale has many shades of yellow and gray upholstery options to choose from.

Read this article and more in our April 2021 newsletter