Pantone Color of 2021?

The classic blue of this year did not reflect the turmoil and loss of security we are feeling now but will the color of the year’s link to A.I be more fitting?

By Yvette E

The Pantone color of 2020 was described as:

PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue brings a sense of peace and tranquility to the human spirit, offering refuge. Aiding concentration and bringing laser like clarity, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue re-centers our thoughts. A reflective blue tone, Classic Blue fosters resilience.


Altough, we can relate to resilience; this year was nothing but tranquil. Now, pantone has reached towards the future focusing less on human emotions and more towards the future.

All this talk about A.I., Augmented reality, alternative means of communication, suggests that technology will play a bigger role in our lives.

Back in 2019, A.I. Aqua was predicted to be the next color in 2021. The recent events seem to be aligned with this color scheme.

However we think Pantone will leave the blue hue all together. In 2011, at the start of the great recession, honeysuckle, a pink hue was the color of the year.

Pink hues are known to lift the spirit and we think a pink hue would be exactly a choice for next year.

What do you think, will stable blues or uplifting pinks be next year’s color of the year?

Happy Wednesday,



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