The sock fairies love crazy and silly socks, of course, but as you may have noticed we also love color! We’re happy to carry socks in every shade of the rainbow — and beyond! So we get pumped every year for a certain special announcement from the Pantone Color Institute. They’re a leading source of color expertise, and among the many services they offer is forecasting color trends. They’ve been calling the “Colors of the Year” for over 20 years now, so we’re pretty sure they know a thing or two about color!
What are Pantone’s Colors of 2021? Just take a look at the picture above! The warm, sunny yellow is called Illuminating, and the cool gray is called Ultimate Gray. And as you might have guessed, we offer fun socks in really similar colors! After all, members of the 20-person Pantone team spent months looking for recurring patterns or colors in daily life to determine the Colors of the Year. We like to think that they found some inspiration in the unique, colorful socks we all love!
Both Elephant Love and Queen Bee, above, contain both yellow and gray, a pairing that Pantone says “highlights our innate need to be seen, to be visible, to be recognized, to have our voices heard.”
That’s kinda lofty, and we applaud it! We also think that wearing “Queen Bee” socks to a meeting is a nice reminder to yourself that you deserve to have your voice heard. Or that wearing bright yellow socks with trunk-holding elephants on them is a great way to be visible!
Come see what other fun and wild socks we have in Pantone’s 2021 colors!
Cup of Ambition
Gray might be a “practical and solid” color, as Pantone puts it, but it’s not boring — especially when it showcases a coffee-wielding Sasquatch riding a T-rex! These funny men’s socks are absolutely one of our favorites, so now there’s even more reasons to fall in love! When you’ve got a big day ahead of you, pull on these cool socks. You’ll be ready for anything and on trend!
We agree with Pantone: Yellow is a warm and optimistic color. So we love these sunny yellow food socks, because we think there’s nothing more optimistic than a stack of hot-off-the-griddle, yummy pancakes that are just waiting to be eaten! These cute women’s socks are perfect for weekend mornings or any time you want to show off your love of the amazing breakfast food.
We love these beer socks because they contain both of Pantone’s 2021 Colors of the Year, a combination Pantone describes as having ties to both innovation and wisdom. We’re not so sure about the wisdom part, but when we think innovation we definitely think beer. After all, today the majority of Americans live within 10 miles of a brewery. Craft beer is more popular than ever, and these fun men’s socks are perfect for your favorite beer lover!
It's OK to Fart
We had to throw at least one zinger in the mix! The sock fairies are all about spreading joy and silliness, after all. We love the mix of both of Pantone’s 2021 colors of the year and the hilarious message on these unisex word socks. Pantone calls their color combination one with “respect for experience and intelligence” so … go ahead and let ’er rip. Or use your experience to insert your own fart joke here!
Even our face masks can help you be on trend! Pantone’s 2021 colors reflect their warmth and dependability, and we think those attributes apply to face masks as well. Our Nurse Rosie mask celebrates healthcare heroes and helps keep you safe, all in a warm, sunny yellow. And yoga is a dependable way to de-stress, just like a mask is a proven way to keep you safe.
Make sure to check out all our amazing, crazy and silly socks
. If you’ve got your heart set on a color, just use the handy filters to narrow down any collection. You can also type the color name into the search bar. You’ll see every style we carry in that shade! And keep in mind that Pantone releases a Color of the Year every year (past selections include Classic Blue and Ultra Violet). If you’re in need of color inspiration you might want to take a look