February 18th, 2021
After the year we’ve all had in 2020, it’s uplifting to see that the Pantone Color Institute has selected two shades to be Colour of the Year for 2021 – the yellow of Illuminating and the grey of Ultimate Gray. Designed to demonstrate how different elements can come together to support one another, these two contrasting tones are practical and rock solid but at the same time warming and optimistic. Created to be strong and positive while encapsulating deeper feelings of thoughtfulness with the promise of something sunny and friendly round the corner – and don’t we just need some of that magic sprinkling around at the moment?
Official YouTube Video
Check out the official launch video here
Ways To Wear
A mix of warm and cool tones, combining Ultimate Gray and Illuminating in hair or nail makes a dramatic statement, while Illuminating sparkles and shimmers when paired with Ultimate Gray in eye make-up.
With a swathe of options available, it’s never been easier to channel the new colours. We round up a host of beauties that will be the perfect additions to your kit.
Nine blendable and buildable vegan textures from the Obsessed range with velvety smooth, pigment-infused shades.
A quartet of shadows in shades of dove grey, charcoal, smoke and pearlescent pewter.
A high-impact colour and intensively pigmented single shade.
A monochromatic palette featuring every shade of yellow under the sun.
Saturates, smudge-proof pencil with a hidden sharpener at the other end.
Korean beauty at its most bold; electrifying and luminescent flashes with every blink.
Liner, mascara, lip – longwear, non-transfer, vegan, cruelty free, matte, blendable, mixable, waterproof – try a cosmetic emulsion.
Bask in the radiant glow of the yellowest of yellows.
Dark grey nail colour with a creamy finish.
Silky cleanser with a blend of sunflower seed, sweet almond, rice brand and avocado oils.
Apply over pre-lightened hair for the brightest semi-permanent golden tones.
Perfect for intensifying colour between treatments, its three-minute processing time is ideal for stylists.
Pantone Official Partner
Cosmetics for the dreamers and achievers, VDL is the brand created for the modern, fearless woman. Born in Seoul, Korea, VDL cosmetics perfectly blend high-tech makeup innovation with a global sense of style.
VDL and Pantone are partnering again to introduce the new VDL + Pantone 2021 Color of Year collection: Ultimate Grey and Illuminating. This exclusive collection is designed for the woman who lives her life with strength and optimism, confident in her choices and joyful in her attitude.
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