The Pantone Color Institute has selected Very Peri: Pantone 17-3938, as Colour of the Year 2022. Very Peri is a periwinkle blue fused with a violet red undertone that represents the transformation of the physical and digital world. Expect to see it dominate this year’s fashion and décor trends and for a touch of optimism and freshness, try it in your home.
According to Pantone Color Institute executive director Leatrice Eiseman, Very Peri, “Offers a novel perspective and vision of our trusted and beloved blue colour family. What’s more, “It is a colour with a dynamic presence that encourages courageous creativity and imaginative expression.”
Very Peri is bursting with personality, so versatile, fresh and eye-catching that it’s quite capable of stealing the limelight from other colours. To avoid overkill, it’s best used in small doses adding joyful pops of colour in accessories, rugs, cushions, curtains, vases, prints, flowers or as accent wallpaper. For the more daring with a penchant for the avant-garde, Very Peri can be incorporated via furniture with visual weight, such as armchairs, sofas or side tables.
As for combining it with other colours, Very Peri sits well with light tones such as white or beige and creates a great contrast with darker tones such as chocolate browns or wood.