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Wednesday, January 27, 2021 AnnualsContainer GardeningJust for Fun!Perennials

Be Inspired by the 2021 Pantone Color of the Year

If you are looking for color advice for a new trendy look in your garden this season, see the Pantone Color(s) of the year for 2021.

Two colors -- a lovely gray and a winning yellow are the colors for 2021. “Ultimate Gray” (PANTONE 17-5104) evokes “colors of pebbles on the beach and natural elements whose weathered appearance highlights an ability to stand the test of time,” according to Pantone. The company says “Illuminating” (PANTONE 13-0647) is “a bright and cheerful yellow sparkling with vivacity, a warming yellow shade imbued with solar power.”  
Learn more about the Pantone Color of the Year for 2021.


The color experts at Pantone base their yearly color selections on trends in “fashion, home furnishings, and industrial design, as well as product packaging and graphic design,” according to their website. 

Here are ways to use the trend colors of gray and yellow in your garden this season.

Go neutral with gray foliage
Add this color combination to your containers, beds, and borders, by using flowers and foliage that bloom in these trendy colors. Gray and silver-leaf include dusty miller, artemesia, annual dianthus, flowering kale, and licorice plant.

Here are other ways to use gray in the garden. 

Add sunshine with yellow flowers
Some easy-to-grow yellow flowers include: daylily, coreopsis, sunflower, allamanda, marigold, calendula, and bidens.

Here are other ways to use yellow in your garden. 

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