Craft Focus - February / March 2021 (Issue 83)

On-trend Pantone’s Colour of the year has been revealed. This year the style institute has chosen a pairing: Ultimate Gray + Illuminating. 2 HAWTHORN HANDMADE Halcyon Weaving Kit RRP £39.95 Pantone 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + Pantone 13-0647 Illuminating, two independent colours that highlight how different elements come together to support one another, best express the mood for Pantone Colour of the Year 2021. Practical and rock solid but at the same time warming and optimistic, the union of Ultimate Gray + Illuminating is one of strength and positivity. It’s a story of colour that encapsulates deeper feelings of thoughtfulness with the promise of something sunny and friendly. The Pantone Colour of the Year selection process requires thoughtful consideration and trend analysis. To arrive at the selection each year, Pantone’s colour experts at Pantone Colour Institute comb the world looking for new colour influences. This can include the entertainment industry and films in production, traveling art collections and new artists, fashion, all areas of design, popular travel destinations, as well as new lifestyles, playstyles, and socio-economic conditions. Influences may also stem from new technologies, materials, textures, and effects that impact colour, relevant social media platforms and even upcoming sporting events that capture worldwide attention. 1 ZWEIGART The featured swatches are: 3793 Fein-Aida; 3281 Cashel; and 3984 Murano. 74