Pantone revealed it’s color – actually two colors of the year. At Glendale Farms we are excited because the two colors are both reflective and cheerful.Ultimate Grey (soft grey) and Illuminating (bright sunny yellow) were chosen by Pantone for 2021. Illuminating evokes thoughts of bright sunny days when flowers are sparkling with joy. Ultimate grey is a timeless contrast and evokes thoughts of hope.

In Pantone’s official press release, Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, states, “The selection of two independent colors highlight how different elements come together to express 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. Practical and rock solid but at the same time warming and optimistic, this is a color combination that gives us resilience and hope.”

At Glendale Farms we decided that both colors are found in Dusty Miller which has soft grey and silvery leaves and in it’s second year, little daisy flowers of yellow. Dusty miller is a perfect match and there are many more flowers that fit the bill as well.


For instance, look at the beauty of the colors in natural settings. The spark of yellow in witch hazel against a winter grey sky. The welcomed blossoms of forsythia and the pansy in the spring. The little yellow flowers of buddleia and multitudes of marigolds in the summer. So many more flowers to explore as we go. Let’s enjoy the colors of the year 2021 and every other color found in nature.

We plan to do so by putting our favorite flower combinations together in what we call Color Pots for your home patios and decks. We look forward to seeing you soon.Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates.

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