For many years, Pantone’s Colour of the Year has influenced a whole range of industries such as fashion, design and home furnishings.
Each year, the selection process for the colour of the year requires deep consideration by carefully analysing trends. Pantone’s colour experts look around the world for new colour influences such as economic conditions, travel destinations and art collections.
This year there are two shades of the year: PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating. These two colours convey a message of strength and hopefulness, ‘’PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating is a bright and cheerful yellow sparkling with vivacity, a warming yellow shade imbued with solar power. PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray is emblematic of solid and dependable elements which are everlasting and provide a firm foundation. The colours of pebbles on the beach and natural elements whose weathered appearance highlights an ability to stand the test of time, Ultimate Gray quietly assures, encouraging feelings of composure, steadiness and resilience.’’ - Pantone
Check out a few of our kits that use similar shades:
Bee cushions Crochet Pattern
Bee-utiful and bright, these bee cushions are perfect for adding some colour into your home décor. Filled with texture these cushions will bring the beauty of summer into your home all year round.
Elephant Knitting Pattern
Knit up this adorable elephant toy that is perfect as a soft cuddly friend for a little one in the family, or simply just to showcase on your shelves.
Bee Happy Notebook Cover Crochet Pattern
Bee happy with this adorable bumble bee notebook cover, featuring beautiful applique writing and bobble stitched bees, this notebook cover is a must-have to add to your stationery.
Jumper in Rico Design Soft Wool Aran
This knitted lady’s jumper incorporates beautiful cable detailing whilst ensuring you keep warm in the cooler weather.
Bertie the Bee Crochet Pattern
Buzzing with happiness, this adorable amigurumi Bertie Bee is un-beelievably easy to make and is sure to put a smile on the face of any bee or garden lover.
Elephant Flat Toy Crochet Pattern
This Elephant toy may become a new favourite for your little ones. This pattern from Paton’s will also work well as a home accessory.
Seed Rib Hat Knit Pattern
This ribbed knitted hat is perfect for keeping warm on a cooler morning whilst remaining stylish.
Women's Sweater Knit Pattern
This lady knitted sweater designed by Sisko Sälpäkivi crated in a muted grey tone, is perfectly elegant and stylish for any occasion. The V-neck design is perfect to accommodate collared shirts for a smarter feel.
Oliver Teddy Bear Knit Pattern
Meet Oliver, the cute, cuddly and adorable Teddy Bear who is a joy to knit and a perfect speedy gift for someone special.
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