Pantone Color 2021

Pantone Color InstituTe have chosen two colors for the year 2021; which are Gray and yellow. why have they chosen these contrasting colors, what is their meaning, And how can they influence your life?

Gray is a obnoxious choice after the terrible year that we were force to live in 2020 that felt like gray itself, why keep dragging this stangnant isolated energy to the new year. As they say” new year, new beginning”

Gray is color that we can find scarcely in nature, some rocks are gray, metals , some animal skin like wolfs squirrels, racoons etc. and on some trees.

Yellow and Purple complementary combination Color Pigment

Gray is the absorption of two complementary colors; Which are: Yellow and Purple, Red and Green and Blue and Orange. When you mix them they may not seem gray to the naked eye, because the gray that your mind is used to see is composed with Black and White.

Complementary Colors Pigment

Gray, depending on the shade, can reflects emotions of void, lack of emotion, emptiness, isolation, detachment and could be depressing by itself. Making gray the awful choise for the color of the year.

“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”. – Pantone Color Intistute

Yellow is a color widely found in nature it is everywere. The use of yellow helps to create a atmosphere of warmth, it also helps to clear the mind and is optimum to improve concentration. To me Yellow is the sun of the mind.

Color Study 6” acrylic on wood

I have created a textured painting exerscise using different tones of yellow and a its complementARY color.

a fun and simple guide to help you clear the mind of any rubish that you are carring on. come and join me with your art materials lets go work with yellow.

Thanks for reading


Sun of the Mind painting by Eileen A Art