Every year, Pantone chooses a colour that is of interest among paint manufacturers and interior design companies. This year, the colour company has chosen two colours – PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating – to reflect upon and match current trends and the times we all live in. It is a colour combination that conveys a strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting.
"The union of an enduring Ultimate Gray with the vibrant yellow illuminating expresses a message of positivity supported by fortitude. Practical and rock solid but at the same time warming and optimistic, this is a color combination that gives us resilience and hope. We need to feel encouraged and uplifted; this is essential to the human spirit." - Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute