Our Votes for Pantone Color of the Year 2021

Our Votes for Pantone Color of the Year 2021

Believe it or not it is that time of year again, that’s right it is time to vote for the next Pantone Color of the Year. As per usual Pantone released a Spring and Summer New York Fashion Week color pallet. And in years past the next color of the year was somewhere hiding in that pallet. Last year we took a group poll here at the studio and had everyone place their metaphorical bets on what color would be next. It is safe to say that none of us were even close to being correct last year.

Although Flame Scarlett may have been a more appropriate color for this year, the color of the year for 2020 was decided to be Classic Blue:

“Instilling calm, confidence, and connection, this enduring blue hue highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.”

I think they really missed the mark, but to be fair we all did. Looking back, other than the more than unfortunate turn of events from this year, we were very surprised that Pantone chose Classic Blue, given that two years prior they chose Ultra Violet. Between the similarity of the two colors and the overall simplicity of the decision, this to say the least, wasn’t our favorite of the options.

So without further ado here are this years contenders:

Our Guesses:

Stewart’s Guess: Raspberry Sorbet
Reason: It makes him think of Prince’s Raspberry Beret.

Eileen’s Guess: Raspberry Sorbet
Reason: Pantone has chosen vibrant color in the past and it seems to be a “peppy” color for the new year.

Mackenzie’s Guess: Marigold
Reason: It is bright, cheerful, and different enough from the past years colors.

Mia’s Pick: Ash Green
Reason: This color has a nice soothing/ calming effect and it is very similar to her favorite ice cream flavors, mint chocolate chip and pistachio.

Jolene’s Guess: Marigold or Illuminating
Reason: Pantone hasn’t done a true orange or yellow in a decade.

Alison’s Guess: Mint
Reason: Pantone describes it as a color that refreshes and restores, we need both in 2021

Mark’s Guess: French Blue
Reason: It is a calming color and Pantone should always listen to Mark, because they would be better off.

What is your guess?