How To Wear Pantone’s Color Of The Year, Ultimate Gray And Illuminating

Whether you want to save or splurge, we created a blueprint on how you can wear Pantone’s color of the year and exude only positivity and fortitude.

2020 was no easy year for anyone. But while it was a year of struggle, we all survived it—that alone is an excellent feat for all of us. And as we’ve probably hit rock bottom last year, it seems like there’s no way but up in 2021, which apparently, the Pantone Color Institute also believes.

Following last year’s Classic Blue, they have introduced two hues as the colors of 2021.: PANTONE 17-5104 or the Ultimate Gray, and PANTONE 13-0647 or the Illuminating. Indeed, it’s a marriage of colors conveying a message of strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting.

“Practical and rock-solid but at the same time warming and optimistic, the union of PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating is one of strength and positivity,” the color institute explains. “It is a story of color that encapsulates deeper feelings of thoughtfulness with the promise of something sunny and friendly.”

Come to think of it, as we start yet another year of our lives, we all need to rekindle our spark of hope deep within us after feeling defeated as this is essential to the human spirit. So, what better way than to exude the positive message of these two colors by wearing them wherever we may go.

Now, we’ve already taken the liberty to research and compile all products that can effortlessly channel the good vibrations of Ultimate Gray and Illuminating. And in case you’re trying to be economical with your expenses or in the mood to treat yourself, we got you covered. Here are ways how you can save and splurge as you wear Pantone’s color of the year.



1 Snake Cocktail Ring by FOREVER 21. 2 Zipped Dress by BERSHKA. 3 Textured Twisted Hoop Earrings by FOREVER 21. 4 Leather Slingback Pumps by PEDROSHOES. 5 Yellow Ring Push-lock Shoulder Bag by CHARLESKEITH. 6 Puffer Jacket by PULL&BEAR. 7 Milton by SUNNIES STUDIOS.


1 GUCCI Cat eye sunglasses by GUCCI. 2 Yellow Gabardine Coat by FENDI. 3 Essential Trunk by LOUIS VUITTON. 4 Stretch Sandals by BOTTEGA VENETA. 5 Clic Anneau Bracelet by HERMES. 6 B.zero1 Earrings by BVLGARI.



1 Malibu by SUNNIES STUDIOS. 2 Bodycon Dress by H&M. 3 Knit Sock Boots by PEDROSHOES. 4 Grey Padded Chain Link Bag by CHARLESKEITH. 5 Chain Link Necklace with Lobster Clasp by PULL&BEAR. 6 Double-breasted cropped Blazer by BERSHKA.


1 Safari Jacket in Gray Bouclette with Monogram Motif by Louis Vuitton. 2 Medium Antigona Soft Bag in smooth leather by GIVENCHY. 3 Silver Ring by BOTTEGA VENETA. 4 J’Adior Slingback Pump Gray Mesh Embroidery by DIOR. 5 Narrow Diamond Hinged Bangle by TIFFANY CO. 6 Gray Flannel Trousers by FENDI. 7 Bardot Sunglasses by Tom Ford.
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