Pantone, the leading color expert, recently announced the “Color of the Year” for 2021…and, it’s quite fitting that it’s actually two colors, instead of one this year! Because like everything else, the colors are unpredictable. The colors, Ultimate Gray and Illuminating, seek to create a balance between strength and optimism, characteristics we could all use as we reconcile with the trials and tribulations of this past year and look ahead to a new beginning.
“A message of happiness supported by fortitude, the combination of PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating is aspirational and gives us hope. We need to feel that everything is going to get brighter – this is essential to the human spirit,” say the experts at Pantone.
If you’re looking for a few options for the trend-loving, design inspired person on your holiday list, these gifts are the perfect fit.
Primal Face Mask
Nothing is more “of the moment” than face masks, and Primal’s 2.0 mask combines both of Pantone’s colors into the fashion accessory of the year.
Figleaves Samara Kaftan
From the beach to the bedroom, “Illuminating” brightens the mood.
UrbanStems ‘The Malibu’
Bright and sunny like its namesake, the Malibu makes it simple to bask in the sunshine anywhere in the home. Malibu is the perfect combination of Illuminating Yellow and Ultimate Gray – gift your girlfriends, or yourself, this chic dried bouquet!
Max ID NY Ghost Glassware
Designer Maximilian Eicke designed the new Ghost collection of tumblers, highballs and vases to be timeless reminiscent of fine crystal, but for the modern day. The collection is made to play with light and shadow, adding character and whimsy to the table. The Smoke Grey colorway exudes the same strength as Pantone’s Ultimate Gray.
Tappan Collective Artwork
Cheerful artworks for Tappan Collective bring yellow into the home! Works by (L to R): Marleigh Culver, Laura Burke, Vanha Lam.
Tufenkian Artisan Carpets
The expansive Tufenkian line of hand-knotted carpets offers craftsmanship and unparalleled beauty. This Archloop carpet, designed for Tufenkian by Laura Kirar, is hand-knotted in Nepal and is made of a smokey grey wool, accented by a natural white wool and striking yellow.
Papier Herringbone Notebook
With the Papier Herringbone Notebook you can start planning your new year’s goals with a new and trendy notebook. Customize your cover with your name or an inspirational mantra, centered with an illuminating yellow border, for a daily reminder of how awesome you are.
Pink Moon Activist Collective Botanical Cleansing Oil & Makeup Remover
Say goodbye to 2020 and impurities with this vegan cleansing oil. Its geranium, pink grapefruit, and lavender essential oils add a spa-experience to your skincare routine with a gentle cleanse that leaves your skin smooth, clean, and balanced.
Luminora Solid Face Mask
Stay safe and protected for the new year with a face mask from Luminora! Each mask is made with a special fabric that’s UPF protected, antimicrobial, and temperature regulating that keeps you safely guarded in all seasons. Choose a solid gray face mask for some versatile outfit coordination.
Pink Moon ES Studio Travel Soap Bag – Lemon
Keep your soap and other essentials handy with this compact travel bag. Make this your new go-to bag with its organic cotton fabric that’s also stain-resistant, waterproof, and easy to clean that’s ready for any bump in the road.