It’s that time again – the annual release of the "Color of the Year" by The Pantone Color Institute. We could have all probably guessed with the events of 2020, that this year’s selection would be carefully determined. Do you reflect on all the downside of 2020 or do you look forward to better times in 2021? The answer is that it appears to be both – but both in a positive way.

Pantone Color of the Year 2021 Ultimate Gray Illuminating

Ultimate Gray, which could be thought of as more somber is really just the opposite. It stands for fortitude, strength and resilience. It’s “rock solid” – picture a tough piece of granite – it may be gray in color but it can take on all the elements and still be standing.  Just like us.

Illuminating is what we hope for. It expresses optimism, positivity and gratitude. It’s the sign of better days to come. It’s the sunshine that follows the rain.

 So, what does that mean for fashion? It means there are two great colors to add to your closet this year. Or, if they are already in the back of your closet, it’s time to bring them to the forefront. The classic gray is a neutral that goes with everything and yellow adds a pop of color to any outfit. And they even look great together.

Here are our picks for handbags in the Color of the Year 2021! From now until January 31, 2021, select styles in yellow and gray will be 25% off with code 2021COLORS at checkout. To see the sale bags, click HERE.


2021 Pantone Colors of the Year Illuminating Nancy Crossbody

There's a reason why our Nancy clutch/crossbody/wristlet has been a best seller for years.  With it's unique weave pattern and three ways to wear it, it's a "must add" to your closet.  Regularly $39.99, on sale for $29.99 in yellow, yellow floral and gray snakeskin.  Use code 2021COLORS at checkout. Shop Nancy HERE.

K. Carroll Accessories Ann Tote 2021 Pantone Colors of the Year

The Ann Tote not only looks great, but has great organization features.  Four outside pockets makes it easy to access your phone, and for now, your mask too. Regularly $59.99, on sale for $44.99 in yellow, yellow floral and gray. Use code 2021COLORS at checkout. Shop Ann HERE.

K. Carroll Accessories Pantone Color of the Year IlluminatingAs with all our bags, our Charlotte comes with a detachable, adjustable strap to allow you to carry it as a satchel, shoulder bag or crossbody. And it's really cute, too.  Shop Charlotte, $49.99.

K. Carroll Accessories 2021 Pantone Color of the Year Ultimate Gray

A modern take on a classic satchel in our Taylor satchel.  The rounded shape adds some fun while keeping it both business and ladylike. The horizontal shape gives you a wide opening for just about everything. Regularly $59.99, on sale for $44.99 in yellow, yellow floral and gray. Use code 2021COLORS at checkout. Shop Taylor HERE.



Dianne Boyer