Pantone 2021 Colors of the Year For Your Everyday Life

Sunny hues and cool, calm and collected tones for our everyday lives

Minka M.
ByMinka M.

2016 was the first time Pantone ever selected two colors, as opposed to one, to be its annual color of the year. Five years later, the Color Institute has done it again naming Ultimate Gray and Illuminating as the 2021 Color of the Year. Now, when we first learned that a yellow tone was selected, we had a major Cher “as if!” moment—but hang on, there’s a lot more that meets the eye. The combination of the two tones perfectly blend to represent a global reality: a world with a bleak past and a bright and hopeful future ahead. 

The unveiling has set the tone for an uplifting and optimistic path forward, but Pantone’s Color of the Year serves another purpose: setting the tone for consumer products that we’ll be seeing for years to come. From your home to your wardrobe, it’s time to get excited about the future with these bright yellow and cool, calm, and collected gray products, inspired by Pantone’s Color of the Year!

Home Goods


Sotya Tea Kettle



Spill the tea at your next brunch with a stainless steal addition to your kitchen set!


Price: $39.99


Eclipse Meridian Darkening Curtain



If you’ve slept in a room that has blackout curtains, chances are you ran home to order yourself a set. Hang these bad boys in any room and enjoy an at-home theater experience or simply just a good night’s rest.


Price: $15.99


Mercury Row Elborough Rug



We’ve been spending a lot of time at home. Like, a lot. Switch up your usual style with a bright and sunny rug to open up your home and your mind.






Acne Studios Beanie



The face logo patch on this wool knit beanie is no doubt the look of 2020, but we’re feeling optimistic about styling it with all of our favorite winter looks.


Price: $150


H&M Woven Scarf



We're literally wrapping up the year with this statement piece. The soft but lively woven scarf will uniquely pull your look together and have everyone wondering where they can get one!


Price: $12.99


Veja V-10 Sneakers



Sneakers are all the rage right now. The French brand Veja takes sustainability seriously and has created the perfect ethically sourced sneaker of all time.


Price: $150


Food & Beverage


Veuve Clicquot Champagne



Jim Jones knows the deal—pop champagne—especially after the year we’ve had. The classic bottle is wrapped with a signature yellow label that is reminiscent of the fruit found in the well-balanced bubbles.


Price: $59.97


Devoción Coffee




Don't let the grey packaging fool you, this coffee is jam-packed with bright and bold flavors including Cacao, Vanilla, Cherry and Almond that will give you the extra boost you need.


Price: $17


Halo Top Lemon Cake Ice Cream



Who says healthy cant be tasty? This lemony treat is made with high-quality ingredients that have less sugar than regular ice cream. We’re going for the pint.


Price: $4.99



PUR Submerge Overnight Detox Moisturizer



Nourish and purify your skin overnight. The charcoal-rich moisturizer drastically helps reduces the appearance of dry skin, fine lines and wrinkles by absorbing excess oil and dirt for a radiant-looking complexion.

Price: $34

Kiehl’s Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream


The super lightweight cream is infused with New Zealand Manuka Honey and Korean Red Ginseng Root to strengthen the skin barrier to help bounce back from damage and give your skin a renewed, youthful glow in 2021.

Price: $65

Drybar Nourishing Shampoo

Drybar is the ultimate yellow-and-gray brand that gives us all the products we love for our hair. The Sake Bomb Shampoo is ultra hydrating and nourshing, leaving hair feeling soft and shiny. Pair it with the matching conditioner and you're off!

Price: $26

Sally Hansen "Mellow Yellow" Nail Polish



If you’re looking for a color that suits any mood and occasion, this is it. Simply apply the long-lasting polish and enjoy a bright finish.


Price: $3.59


If you're ahead of the curve and have already tried one (or more) of these products, let us know with a review and a comment below 😏