Spoonflower presentsYellow and Gray Design Challenge

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The Winner

About this design:

Have you heard the news? Pantone’s 2021 color of the year is a gray and yellow color combo that together symbolizes strength and positivity. Although specific shades of both colors were announced (Ultimate Gray and Illuminating), we’d like to see what particular shades of yellow and gray most resonate with the Spoonflower community.


Experiment to find just the right yellow to support and complement your shade of gray and utilize black and/or white as you see fit to make the perfect pattern to create uplifting updates for the home, wardrobe and more this year!

An Important Note About Your Design Challenge Entry

Please only use shades of yellow and gray with the optional use of Black (#000000) and White (#ffffff). How many shades of yellow and gray are up to you. We are looking for designs that celebrate Pantone’s Colors of the Year through the use of gray and yellow as the dominant colors. Unlike previous Pantone Color of the Year palette challenges, you do not have to use the exact color of the year hex codes.
  • Entries close . View the full timeline below.
  • Designs will be viewed as a Fat Quarter of Fabric on the voting ballot. Acceptable repeat options for this challenge are Basic, Half-Drop, Half-Brick, Mirror, Center.
  • Public designs previously uploaded on Spoonflower.com are not eligible for this contest. Designs do not require printed proofing to enter the contest.
  • The popular vote determines the top 70 winning designs. Voters include Spoonflower artists and customers as well as the public.
  • The top 70 designs receive prizes or benefits. View the full prize list below.
  • View the full Terms & Conditions for this challenge.