Part 1: Pantone’s 2021 Colors of the Year
What can be said about 2020 that hasn't already been said? We all experienced setbacks and silver linings, to say the least. We were able to slow down and witness the world in a way that we never had a chance to before. We felt all of the things, right alongside the hardworking wedding and event industry who made us proud each step of the way. Last year’s realizations made the conversations around our tables a little more real, the lingering with loved ones after the plates cleared a little more necessary, and above all, our passion for setting the table an even more joyful act.
Now in 2021, we find a compelling metaphor in Pantone’s picking of the color of the year. An annual hue trendcasters always threw weight behind now guides us to begin anew with not one but two colors. Pantone describes the colors as follows: “Pantone 17-5104 Ultimate Gray paired with Pantone 13-0647 Illuminating, two colors that highlight how different elements come together to support one another. Converting a message of subtle strength and hopefulness, a marriage of color that is both enduring and uplifting. Practical and rock-solid but at the same time warming and optimistic, this union is one of strength and positivity.” Ah, stronger, brighter days ahead. We’ll raise a glass to that.
Everything Is Illuminated
“As people look for ways to fortify themselves with energy, clarity, and hope to overcome the continuing uncertainty, spirited and emboldening shades satisfy our quest for vitality. PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating is a bright and cheerful yellow sparkling with vivacity, a warming yellow shade imbued with solar power.” (Pantone)
"Illuminated" feels like the sun breaking through the clouds on our face during an alfresco lunch with loved ones … the earliest hint of sunset cascading across a family place setting for a wedding or birthday but with special additions to make this moment feel at once familiar yet extraordinary … and a compellingly beautiful nod to a brighter future, encouraging us to celebrate joy any time it shows up. Obviously, it warms our hearts, and we’re sure it will yours, too.
Sunshine State of Mind
Brighten up with a little tablescape inspo featuring sunshine hues designed by our talented friends.
A golden opportunity to set the table. Designed by Alexa Kay Events. Megan Kay Photography. Tabletop: Pleated Glass Charger with Gold Rim | Cutipol Rondo Matte Gold Flatware | Gold Floral Lace Stemware
Raise the bar. Designed by Lindsey Brunk. Lauren Marks Photography. Glassware: Gold Floral Lace Stemware
Let the sunshine in. Designed by Lindsey Brunk. Lauren Marks Photography. Tabletop: Arte Italica Robins Egg Blue Charger | Arte Italica 24K Dinner Plate | Cutipol Rondo Matte Gold Flatware | Gold Floral Lace Stemware
A table with a warm embrace. Designed by Branching Out Events with Kirstin Rose Events. Charla Storey Photography. Tabletop: Coupe China in White | Cutipol GOA White + Gold Flatware | Elise Cut Crystal Stemware
A feast for the eyes. Designed by House of Tales Events. Jen Symes Photography. Tabletop: CG Metal Charger | Beaded Wood Charger | Marie Daâge Champagne Agate Charger | Arte Italica 24K Dinner Plate | Cutipol Rondo Matte Gold Flatware | Chloe Water Goblet in Amber | Duchess Goblet in Orange | Etched Amber Champagne Flute
Champagne dreams. Designed by Jami at P.O.S.H. Tamytha Cameron Photography. Table and Chair: Mila Glass Table | Mila Chair in Grey | Kim Seybert Sahara Gold Charger | Maria Daâge Champagne Stripe Charger | Coupe White with Gold Rim China | Cutipol Rondo Matte Gold Flatware | Kim Seybert Helix Goblet | Pure Stemware