In 2000, the Pantone Color Institute began forecasting color hues that would best impact and define the coming seasons. Many considerations factor into these predictions, choosing colors that would resonate with a global audience and reinforce the needs left behind from the previous season. After a cyclone of occurrences 2020 offered, Pantone welcomes the new year with two colors that both stand strong together & alone.
PANTONE Illuminating (13-0647) & PANTONE Ultimate Gray (17-5104)
Let’s focus on Illuminating #13-0647, less specifically “yellow”. As it is the most visible color on the spectrum, it grabs attention and brings awareness. It is an active choice to be noticed, confident and bold. As a member of the primary triad, it is at the basis of perception and lightens every color it collides with. Yellow symbolizes intellect (#2 pencils…), courage (lions of oz), and royalty (gold!).
If you have feel hesitant, don’t worry, you just need a little inspiration to figure out how this radiance can support you & your palette…
WHAT WILL YOU DO WITH IT?
Make it your focal point.
Make it your focal point for those days you feel a little more of a “badass.” I’m here, I have opinions & statements, hear my color…”[insert empowering animal noise, meow].”
Make it your motif.
Make it the color you work into every situation. Simply incorporated into your jewelry collection as a pair of earrings or a bracelet that reminds you to see “the brighter-side.”
OR Perhaps your like me, with a favorite yellow sweater that you’re pretty much known for wearing. It makes me feel like a walking sunflower, & in my opinion, its hard not to smile at a sunflower. I like to compliment it with warm neutrals. If I’m in a more playful mood, a fun pair of earrings or necklace with a bit of texture to add, but not overwhelm. If I’m in a driven mindset, then the simplicity of hoops, studs and/or a charmed necklace, so that I might harness all the potassium (~confidence) my banana peel has to offer, without additives.
Photo: Texture running through a field of sunflowers.
Be influenced by nature.
Look to the rapeseed fields of Luoping, China…
all photo rights & credits to Anna Berlin
Look to the luminous Pacific sea nettles…
Be influenced by others.
How are other humans using the color? Let’s check in with our wonderful staff at the shop…
Get crafty with Lynn. Our resident resin connoisseur/addict, suggests you try your crafty hands at resin. She created this cute pair of simple earrings with our new doming resin, color tint & ear-hooks.
Be playful like Ella. Our social media savant has been diggin’ the warmer perimeter of the color wheel, lately. Yellow, Orange & Red, Oh my!
Be a little knotty. Our manager, Amy, likes to tie everything together with brass & macrame; this pairing highlights the color of the cord with the undertones of the wooden beads.
Think above the curve. Sylvie defies materiality with her 3 interlinked rings of leather.
Check out this read that personifies the color yellow, here.
Check out the five color palettes Pantone has created for this year’s color, here.
**Disclaimer: We understand that color is multifaceted. It embodies sunshine and happiness just as much as it designates warnings and precaution. But, I believe where there is danger, there is knowledge.