Pantone, the global color authority and provider of professional color language standards, announced PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray and PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating, as the Pantone® Color of the Year selection for 2021, two independent colors that come together to create an aspirational color pairing, conjoining deeper feelings of thoughtfulness with the optimistic promise of a sunshine-filled day. The PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating colorway is a warm, sunny, and bright yellow. It is a color that captures the first rays of the sun at dawn, shines in the zenith, and is enriched with golden shades when the solar star declines. Yellow is an invitation, it catches the eye with its radiance without overwhelming the decor and it stimulates the mind. It is an easy shade to integrate into the garden because the green foliage takes care of tempering the too violent contrasts and the yellow flowers are plentiful because they attract many pollinating insects.
The French company Meilland Richardier suggests using more roses in the garden in combination with other plants such as perennials. The rose MICHELANGELO® Meitelov is a floriferous and resistant rose. It offers all summer long and into autumn its pretty yellow roses with a romantic aspect. Wonderful in beds and borders, it combines with many perennials in a rustic and romantic atmosphere. With the incredible RAYON DE SOLEIL ® Meianycid rose is possible to brighten up the garden, the terrace and even the balcony easily. Endowed with exceptional qualities, this rose, with abundant intense yellow blooms, flowers without interruption with excellent resistance to diseases. With an abundant and continuous flowering, the Sunny KNOCK OUT ® Radsunny rose illuminates the flower beds with its clusters of semi-double flowers of 7 to 8 petals, first light yellow then pale yellow, which cover the rose bush from spring to frost. It also scents the air with a light scent of apple and cut grass. This soft and warm yellow is accompanied by shiny light green foliage, perfect to give a classic note to gardens or be associated with other colors. The gray of the PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray, on the other hand, is found more in the materials: cement-colored pots and bins, reconstituted stone or raw concrete paving, metal garden furniture, etc. Some foliage takes on this soft hue, such as the must-have lavender ‘Hidcote Blue’, Caryopteris ‘Heavenly Blue’, or sage. Their flowering in blue tones contrasts nicely with the yellow.