Pantone Color of the Year 2022: Very Peri

Every year since 2000, Pantone has selected a single (or multiple) Color of the Year that reflects the atmosphere of the world during that year. Pantone takes into consideration art, film, traveling, and current events. 2022 has brought us a very sensational periwinkle purple called Very Peri.

“As we move into a world of unprecedented change, the selection of PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri brings a novel perspective and vision of the trusted and beloved blue color family, encompassing the qualities of the blues, yet at the same time with its violet red undertone, PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri displays a spritely, joyous attitude and dynamic presence that encourages courageous creativity and imaginative expressions.” -Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute.

This beautiful color is truly going to set the scene for 2022. “Blending the faithfulness and constancy of blue with the energy and excitement of red, this happiest and warmest of all the blue hues introduces an empowering mix of newness,” they said in their announcement. Pantone took into consideration this next chapter of living in the pandemic and also what is currently going on socially in the media world and what people are talking about. After the announcement of the upcoming “Metaverse”, a foreseeable future was introduced by a lot of tech companies, including and made popular by Facebook.  In 2021, Pantone announced two colors of the year: Ultimate Gray and Illuminating Yellow, perfect for the second year in the pandemic where things were unknown but hopeful for the best. This year Pantone knew they would need to choose a color that brought vibrancy and joy for this third year in the pandemic. Taking us back to our roots of creativity and wonder.

As we know, colors can really set the mood and tone of a room. With this periwinkle hue, Very Peri can bring a sense of comfort, creativity, and liveliness to a room. Take this year to use it in your next interior design project.  Think about how it can work in your home office, your living room, and even your bedroom! Allow this color to work its magic in your home, painting it on your walls can bring a lot of comforts, using it as a statement piece like a chair or a couch is very a bold and creative move, even using it as an accessory such as a pillow or a lamp can truly change the vibe of a room.  

Here at Zelman Style Interiors, we work tirelessly to bring our client’s vision to life and if you want to change your interior this year to accentuate Very Peri, contact us today to get started!