Who couldn’t fall in love with Pantone’s newest choice for Color of the Year?
Very Peri, Pantone’s elegant shade of periwinkle, was chosen by the color specialists to represent 2022. It’s a pop of radiance and sunshine in a world full of uncertainty.
“The image we selected to be our hero image for Pantone® Color of the Year 2022 is one that is more abstract and futuristic,” said Pantone VP Laurie Pressman. “This was intentional as there are a lot of unknowns that are happening, and the abstractness part of where we are right now,” she said. “As we examine the unknown and begin to work our way out of the unease, reimagining and rewriting our lives, we are not entirely sure yet where we are headed.”
Pressman said Very Peri is a symbol for the transition the world is going through, in part due to the pandemic. The “enthusiastic blue hue” is the perfect balance between warm and cool, she added. She called it a “friendly and happy shade.”
Invite Very Peri to your wedding
Pantone’s Very Peri is sure to make plenty of appearances at weddings and all types of parties throughout the year. Pressman told Totally Promotional that periwinkle is very versatile and not necessarily defined by seasons.
“Instead it might alter the surrounding palettes to support the mood and feeling,” she said.
Accent colors for Very Peri
Wedding planners who are in awe of Very Peri can browse Pantone’s Palette Exploration for inspiring accent colors. They showcase four palettes of matching colors: Balancing Act, Wellspring, The Star of the Show and Amusements.
Although Pressman believes Very Peri can be used anytime, she gave this suggestion for pairing colors with it per season:
“I think Amusements and Wellspring may play better in warmer weather, whereas The Star of the Show and Balancing Act could work all year round,” Pressman noted.
Warm-weather accent colors for Very Peri
- Pantone Tawny Orange 17-1341
- Pantone Iced Coffee 15-1040
- Pantone Pink Flambé 18-2133
- Pantone Fuchsia Pink 15-2718
- Pantone Paradise Pink 17-1755
- Pantone Cornsilk 13-0932
- Pantone Tourmaline 16-4411
- Pantone Greenbriar 16-6127
- Pantone Foliage 16-0237
- Pantone Treetop 18-0135
- Pantone Celery 14-9647
- Pantone Chai Tea 17-0949
- Pantone Dewberry 18-3533
- Pantone Eggshell Blue 14-4809
Year-round accent colors for Very Peri
- Pantone Anthracite 19-4007
- Pantone Volcanic Glass 18-3908
- Pantone Deep Taupe 18-1312
- Pantone Plaza Taupe 16-1105
- Pantone White Sand 13-0002
- Pantone Petrified Oak 17-1115
- Pantone Cloud Dancer 11-4201
- Pantone Burnished Lilac 15-1905
- Pantone Lotus 14-1905
- Pantone Muted Clay 16-1330
- Pantone Dried Moss 14-0626
- Pantone Granite Green 16-5907
- Pantone Hawthorn Rose 18-1718
- Pantone Elderberry 17-1605
Take a look at Sherwin Williams’ Color of the Year
The Pantone Color Institute Crew aren’t the only specialists to designate a Color of the Year. Sherwin Williams chose their Evergreen Fog (SW 9130) to reign in 2022. It’s a beautiful neutral green that would be easy to accent when decorating or creating an event color scheme.
Coordinating colors for Sherwin Williams’ Color of the Year 2022 are Neutral Ground, Dried Edamame and Ethereal White.