“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.”, says Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of Pantone Color Institute, on the choice of Ultimate Gray and Illuminating for 2021.
So, this is more than just a trend, it is a genuine message of strength, which we support with great enthusiasm.
Thinking about how to adopt these colors in our world, gray is very widely used in interior design, and in recent years has been increasingly popular as an alternative to white. Paired with yellow, if combined in the right way and with the right quantity, it can create a wonderful contrast with modern, contemporary tones.
Our versions, Ultimate Gray (P62021) and Illuminating (P52021), are ready for your projects, whether for wood, glass or other materials. Many different versions of our paints and coatings are available: from high-performance ultra matt to gloss, from low-emissions finishes to our BIO products, formulated with renewable raw materials, and from traditional pigmented top coats to metallic effects for a touch of sparkle.
The combinations we have selected, presented below, include the intense and vibrant tones of blue and green, which contrast with neutral earthy shades such as natural wood and cement. For use across this whole spectrum, we propose a high-sheen gray from our Liquid Metals collection, evoking the wonders of the cosmos and far-away galaxies.