Editor's Picks

Pantone colors of the year 2021

Published: 19/01/2021

The color guides of Pantone help in determining colors no matter if it is for interior, fashion or graphic design. Everybody working on design field is familiar with this color systems, no matter which part of the globe they are working. With Pantone, communication of the colors is easy, as people can talk about standardized tones either with specific names or with short codes. Pantone’s trend forecasts are widely followed, and one could say that with their color reports, Pantone is a great influencer for product development and purchasing desicions.

For 2021 the respected jury chose two colors as the color of the year: Illuminating yellow (13-0647) and Ultimate Gray (17-5104).

Product developers are currently implementing these colors to products reaching markets later this year. Buyers around the world are now looking for products fitting this color trend.

Patternsfrom Agency has unique patterns fitting the color trends

First match for the Pantone Color of the year 2021 is Taite – a geometric pattern by Tiina Taivainen. It got it’s inspiration from an Austrian medieval fortress. Tiina was fascinated by forms and patterns on the roofs, ceilings, window shutters, floors and courtyard, made by humans long time before us.

Hanna Ruusulampi’s pattern Ilo is inspired by street art and it is full of action. It is a bit like hidden picture. Can you spot some characters or are they just abstract motifs? It would fit perfectly for sport fashion, but also for many other purposes.⠀⠀

Nonodd Design Studio‘s Bubbles is a fun polka dot print with rough finishing. It is suitable for fashion and accessories as well as for interiors.

Kaita, a geometric pattern by Tanja Kallio, is inspired by weaving textures. Photo-edited Kaita pattern has strong vertical rhythm taken from Finnish weavings and colours of the pattern give it a modern ethnical atmosphere. Tanja’s other pattern, Line, instead, has vertical rhythm and calm minimalism. It is a geometric pattern inspired by earth and sand, hand-painted to folded paper.

Riemu-pattern, also designed by Hanna Ruusulampi, is inspirited by street art and is full of joy. You can relate it also to 1920’s style. What is more convenient for 2020’s? It would fit perfectly for wallpaper, but also for many other purposes.

Editor’s Picks are curated patterns designed by Finland-based textile and surface designers. The editor chooses a theme, makes a search in our digital pattern library, picks some of the best matches to the theme, and presents the patterns for you. These patterns are available for licensing in various product groups and markets. Get in touch for more information!