Pantone’s Color of the Year x 2

We bet all of you are hoping that 2021 brings much brighter days than we saw in 2020. In keeping with the optimistic tone, Pantone has chosen 2 colors to best represent this year. Illuminating and Ultimate Gray were recently announced as Pantone’s Color of the Year, proving that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. These colors are used to represent optimism and dependability and let’s face it, we could all use a bit more of this.

Go Bold or Stay Neutral

We are already seeing the retailers at Destin Commons bringing Pantone’s Colors of the Year into the stores. Gray is a wardrobe staple for most of us but we are loving combining it with this burst of vibrant yellow. We love the combination of a gorgeous gray belted coat from H&M with a sunny yellow sweater from Talbots peeping out from underneath. This is just what 2021 is calling for.

Five Steps Ahead

If you are anything like us, then there is nothing better than new shoes. We love incorporating the Pantone Color of the Year, Illuminating, into our footwear as an unexpected pop of color. We are finding this vibrant hue at all your go-to places for shoes, like Belk and Journeys. Another easy way to add this unexpected color is through your workout shoes. If you follow a more subdued path, then try adding some comfy footwear in Ultimate Gray. Either way, your feet will be happy!

Beauty Comes In All Shades

Bright yellow is not the first color that comes to mind when we think of health and beauty but a quick stroll through Sephora and you will definitely find it. It can be found in an eye-catching shade of nail polish, some fun, quirky eyeliner, or in a yummy new perfume. Or add in some gray shadows for a smoky eye look. We are sure that all eyes will be on you!

Accessorize A Little

Accessories are a perfect way to bring the Pantone Colors of the Year into your outfit. Try adding some oomph to your neutral outfit with some yellow bling from REEDS and Pandora or add a punch of color with a sunny bag from Brighton Collectibles. Or if you decide to let your clothes do the talking, be sure to neutralize it with a dependable gray bag or scarf.

We love seeing Illuminating and Ultimate Gray used together because it brings the perfect amount of balance to any look and to life. And if we learned anything from the past year, it is that we all need balance, optimism, and dependability.

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