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Preciosa Rhinestones : Pantone Colour Of The Year 2021

November 18, 2021 3 min read

Preciosa Rhinestones : Pantone Colour Of The Year 2021

The Pantone Colour of the year 2021 is in fact the combination of two complimenting colours designed to offer reassurance and optimism in face of uncertain times, PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating. PANTONE Ultimate Gray is a warm medium grey that evokes calm and offers a serene juxtaposition that allows the brightness of PANTONE Illuminating to truly shine as a bright and vibrant yellow. Later in this article, we will look at matching this colour combination with Preciosa rhinestones.

Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the PANTONE Colour institute described the combination of these two colours as; “The union of an enduring Ultimate Gray with the vibrant yellow Illuminating expresses a message of positivity supported by fortitude. Practical and rock solid but at the same time warming and optimistic, this is a colour combination that gives us resilience and hope. We need to feel encouraged and uplifted: this is essential to the human spirit.”


Get the look with Preciosa

To recreate this fabulous combination of colours using our range of Preciosa rhinestones, we suggest using colours Citrine and Crystal Labrador.

These two shades offer similar energies to PANTONE Illuminating and PANTONE Ultimate Gray because Preciosa Citrine is a bright yellow that lives in the colour of the glass of the crystal, and the foiled backing allows the light to bounce around inside the crystal to full dazzling effect.

Preciosa Crystal Labrador on the other hand is a metallic coated crystal, which means the rhinestone appears more solid and evokes the same strength as the chrome metal it imitates, it is also a tonal match to the medium grey found in PANTONE Ultimate Gray.


Why does the PANTONEColour of the Year matter?

For over 20 years, Pantone’s Color of the Year has greatly influenced product development and buying habits across multiple industries, including fashion, home furnishings and industrial design, as well as product packaging and graphic design.

The Pantone Color of the Year selection process prides itself on thoughtful consideration and trend analysis. To arrive at the selection each year, Pantone’s colour experts at Pantone Color Institute explore the many cultures of the world looking for new colour influences. This can include the entertainment industry and films in production, the world of fine art and fashion, along with an effort to cover all areas of design. Influences may also stem from new technologies, materials, textures, and effects that impact colour; this level of research is why the PANTONE Colour of The Year is so widely respected as the defining colour of the moment.  


Why does this relate to rhinestones?

As providers of high quality Preciosa rhinestones and other components designed to facilitate the craft and creativity of our customers, we wish to keep you up to date with the latest fashions so that you too can offer products and services that are on trend and have the best chance of being popular to your own clientele.

Bluestreak Crystals is a Preciosa Platinum Authorised Partner so you can be sure we stock the entire range of colours made by Preciosa, including the AB colours which you won’t find elsewhere. We also stay up to date with the Preciosa colour Innovations and this is reflected on our website.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact our friendly customer service team via our Bluestreak Crystals website who will be happy to offer advice and solutions to any crystal queries you might have. We also upload frequent bite size videos on our various social media channels including Instagram, YouTube Shorts, Pinterest and TikTok where you can pick up many fun facts and details about working with crystals that are designed to entertain and inform. Be sure to like and subscribes because we upload daily!


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