In early December each year, Pantone announces their Colour of the Year, which has significant impact in product product development and purchasing decisions across multiple industries - fashion, home and industrial design, as well as product packaging and graphic design.
Whether you follow trends or not, Pantone Color of the Year is influential and inevitably emerges as a popular colour, adopted by manufacturers, influencers and the general public. In 2021, Pantone's COTY is two colours = 'Illuminating' (yellow) and 'Ultimate Grey'.
For more information, go the Pantone's website - https://www.pantone.com/color-of-the-year-2021
Colour illustration by Zena O’Connor, PhD © Design Research Associates, 2021.