Pantone Colours – The Last 5 Years

What colour to choose, be it to paint anything, from a front room, to your bedroom, or buying a new dress, or suit, or necklace, or pair of shoes, is something we have to consider all the time.

On a subconscious level, colour has the amazing ability to make us feel certain things, remember certain times in our lives, associate with people and events that we may not have thought of in years!

In 2000, the Pantone Colour Institute created the Pantone Color of the Year as a way to inspire art and design in all of its forms for the upcoming year. The colour experts at Pantone make their pick based on “what is needed in our world today.”

So for the last 22 years, not only does the Pantone Institute release, to much anticipation, it’s colour choice, or as twice in it’s history, choices, but it also aims to align the mood of the whole planet with why this colour is chosen! It is quite intense reading at times, but make no mistake, you will see this colour work it’s way through to EVERYTHING, from home furnishings, to fashion, to all things retail and into our psyche!!!

Here for your delectation, I have pleasure in presenting the last 5 years of colour……….

2017 – Greenery – Pantone say…

“A life-affirming shade, Greenery is also emblematic of the pursuit of personal passions and vitality……

Greenery is nature’s neutral……

Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew…….

A refreshing and revitalising shade Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings.”

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2018 – Ultra Violet – Pantone says…

“A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us towards the future….

Complex and contemplative, Ultra Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the
intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now…..”

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2019 – Living Coral – Pantone says…

“Vibrant, yet mellow Living Coral embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide
comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment….

Living Coral welcomes and encourages lighthearted activity. Symbolizing our innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits…

An animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energises and enlivens with a softer edge.

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2020 – Classic Blue – Pantone says…

“An expansive presence, Classic Blue is evocative of the vast and infinite evening sky opening a world of possibilities……

Imprinted in our psyches as a restful colour, Classic Blue brings a sense of peace and
tranquility to the human spirit, offering refuge….

Aiding concentration and bringing laser like clarity, Classic Blue re-centers our thoughts. A reflective blue tone, Classic Blue fosters resilience.

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2021 – Illuminating & Ultimate Grey – Pantone says…

“Illuminating is a bright and cheerful yellow sparkling with vivacity; a warming yellow shade imbued with solar power……

Ultimate Grey quietly assures, encouraging feelings of composure, steadiness and resilience. The versatile grey shade resembles pebbles on the beach and natural elements whose weathered appearance highlights an ability to stand the test of time.”

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Here is the complete set of Pantone colour selected since 2000 – I wonder what we’ll see for 2022???

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