Pantone Colour of the Year: a marriage of gray and yellow.

Pantone picks two colors of the year for 2021: a marriage of gray and yellow.

The executive director of the Pantone color institute Leatrice Eiseman says that this combination is a “message of strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting, conveying the idea that it’s not about one color or one person, it’s about more than one. The union of an enduring 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 color combination that gives us resilience and hope.”

We can often find this combination in jewelry art. Gray is not always cold and yellow is warm. The texture is important in jewelry. It gives a material coldness, neutrality, detachment, or vice versa, warmth, softness and sensuality. The same material with different treatments and designs can contain opposite emotions.

So I couldn’t but make a jewelry gray-yellow compilation

Brooch. Gold, stainless steel, amber, amethyst (Munsteiner cut) and silver by Pawel Kaczynski

Gold and silver ring with citrine, diamond and black onyx by Raymond Templier 1929

Andrew Grima 18k Gold and Crystalized Quartz Brooch

Jesús Rafael Soto. Penetrabile, a pair of large earrings, 1967


Raymond Templier ring with ivory


Margo di Cono. White Rose of Versaille brooch


Antonio Bernardo Secret Compartment Ring


Necklace of Baroque Fiji Pearls by J. Hunter for Assael

De Grisogono. Earrings in white gold and titanium, complemented by two golden pearls, black and yellow diamonds.


Andrew Grima. Gold brooch with pearl and quartz

Yellow and white diamond bracelet by Graff


Todd Reed gold ring with a rough diamond


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