Pantone 2021: The Ultimate Gray & Illuminating Colours of the World

The Pantone colours of the year 2021 are PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray and PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating. This combination of two colours carry an uplifting meaning of strength and hope at the same time. These two colours are inspiring; and they lead us to see the world in colour. This visual travel guide will now take you to 10 different places in the world and let them surprise you!


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Pantone Colour of 2021: Ultimate Gray

The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Berlin, Germany


In the city centre of Berlin, there are a group of grey concrete blocks arranged in a grid pattern, treated as a monument site and part of The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe museum. These columns create a sense of sadness and resemble gravestones without the people's names in a huge cemetery.


Hallgrímskirkja, Reykjavik, Iceland


The Hallgrímskirkja church is located in the capital city of Iceland; it has been one of the signature architectures in the country. The whole church's form was inspired by Icelandic landscapes, from the shapes and grey colours of a basalt volcanic rock you can find everywhere in Iceland, to the images of Icelandic mountains and glaciers as well.


Louvre Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


There's another Louvre on the other side of the world. Louvre Abu Dhabi is a new version of the one in Paris. This newly opened art museum is constructed in aluminium and stainless steel which gives us a modern yet futuristic feeling. It looks clean, soft and subtle in such grey colour. The ceiling filters bright sunlight down in a way that filters through the leaves of a palm tree that you usually see in UAE.


Titanic Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom


RMS Titanic, the ship that never sank was accidentally sank in the middle of North Atlantic Ocean. Titanic Belfast museum open in 2012, in the birthplace where the original ship was built in the 100th year of the accident. The architecture of the museum was inspired by the original RMS Titanic. The shape and the grey colour resembles the heavy steels that were mainly used for the structure of the ship.