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15 Jan 2021

Colouring 2021 - Ultimate Grey and Illuminating Yellow

BBC Gardeners' World Live
Colouring 2021 - Ultimate Grey and Illuminating Yellow

Dahlia in Foundry Border, Beautiful Border designed by Amy Harper at BBC Gardeners' World Live 2015.
 

There is no doubt that everything has been a little different lately and Pantone is no exception. For only the second time, Pantone has selected not one, but two Pantone colours of the year for 2021 – Ultimate Grey & Illuminating.

The institutes choice for naming two ostensibly opposing and independent colours as a unified winner is the result of the unprecedented nature and uncertainty we have all experienced in 2020 and is ‘’a marriage of colour conveying a message of strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting.’’

As we are looking forward to brighter times this union of colours ‘’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’’ – Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Colour Institute.

To celebrate this positive message, we've compiled a list of our favourite colour-themed plants and outdoor décor ideas that you may have spotted at BBC Gardeners' World Live over the years.

 


1. Helianthus ‘Sunbelievable Brown Eyed Girl’, on the Plant Pyramid in the Floral Marquee at BBC Gardeners' World Live 2019.

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2.Tesco Every Little Helps Garden designed by Owen Morgan at BBC Gardeners' World Live 2018.

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3. Euryops pectinatus in the Home Solutions by John Lewis Garden at BBC Gardeners' World Live 2019.

The Home Solutions Garden by John Lewis Garden

4. Gadd Brothers Garden Getaway, APL Avenue at BBC Gardeners' World Live 2019.

APL Avenue Gardens - Gadd Brothers Garden Getaway

5. Xerochrysum bracteatum Granvia Gold, in the Floral Marquee at BBC Gardeners' World Live 2019.

Floral Marquee Xerochrysum bracteatum Granvia Gold

6. Petunia x Callibrachoa Beautical on the Plant Pyramid in the Floral Marquee at BBC Gardeners' World Live 2019.

Floral Marquee Petunia x callibrachoa Beautical

7. Dahlia in Foundry Border, Beautiful Border designed by Amy Harper at BBC Gardeners' World Live 2015.

Dahlia in Foundry Boarder Designed by Amy Harper in the Beautiful Boarders

8. Show Gardens at BBC Gardeners' World Live 2017.

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9. Marshalls Feature Garden at BBC Gardeners' World Live 2018.

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You can see a whole rainbow of plants and flowers in the Floral Marquee and Plant Village at BBC Gardeners' World Live, as well as in the Show Gardens and Beautiful Borders. 

 


Join us at BBC Gardeners' World Live to browse the full colour spectrum of blooms, with over 100 places to shop for plants in our Floral Marquee and Plant Village.

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