It was no surprise to the design team at Cormar that Pantone chose this fabulous combination too. Heralding a new beginning and a fresh start, Pantone has chosen not one but two colours – ‘Ultimate Grey’ and ‘Illuminating’ - a gentle combination with bold connotations. This is only the second time that Pantone’s choice has been a colour duo. The previous time this happened was 2016, with colours Rose Quartz and Serenity being chosen as a reflection of the world's uncertainties and to offer optimistic comfort through colour.
So, in these unprecedented times, it seems wholly appropriate for the colour experts to treat us to another exciting combination. The question on everyone’s mind is why have these colours been chosen? What do they stand for and represent? Ultimately, they represent unity, symbolising and solidarity, which is needed for the year ahead. There is much to say on colour theory, but essentially, the power of colours has been examined extensively as early as the 1920’s - a realisation that a colour palette could evoke mood and emotion.