EXMORE, VA -- New Ravenna, America’s premier designer and manufacturer of mosaics for both residential and commercial installations, recently presented Vashti, a handcrafted mosaic in the Pantone Color of the Year, a weathered gray and vibrant yellow. Pantone considers the combination, “A marriage of color conveying a message of strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting.”

“The color combo of ultimate gray and illuminating yellow brings to mind the plumage of songbirds in the Warbler family and it makes me happy to think of these cheerful, hardworking birds setting the tone of the New Year,” said Cean Irminger, creative director of New Ravenna, on the 2021 colors. “This past long, strange year many of us turned to nature and birdwatching specifically to take our minds away from the anxiety of current events. There is always a zing of excitement when you hear the happy songs of the warblers, or catch a flash of their yellow feathers, and it gives such a sense of calm to watch fellow creatures completely unaffected by the news of the day. The Pantone selections for 2021 evoke these little dynamos, and it thrills me to imagine them calmly guiding us into the New Year with their everyday grit, hopeful song, and gorgeous plumage.”

Vashti is part of the Glazed Basalto™ collection and is shown in two variations, which emphasize the versatility of the design, the creation of mosaics and the depth of Glazed Basalto in gray. Glazed Basalto is a natural stone exclusive to New Ravenna in the U.S. and maintains its pigmented color glaze in every iteration.

Vashti can be installed on walls and floors, indoors and outdoors. New Ravenna products are available at New Ravenna showrooms throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe.