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Globally recognized color institute Pantone has created Very Peri (Pantone 17-3938) as its Color of the Year for 2022. According to Pantone, the periwinkle color “encompassing the qualities of the blues, yet at the same time possessing a violet-red undertone” is a color that encourages creativity and expression.
In a break with tradition, Pantone digitally created a new color for its Color of the Year for the first time. The color was created in recognition of “how color trends in the digital world are being manifested in the physical world.” A hybrid of warm red and cool blue, Very Peri can create a variety of moods ranging from fun, sweet and lush to harmonious and sophisticated.
Here are the recommended palettes from Pantone:
With warm and cool tones complementing each other, this palette is easy on the eyes while fully utilizing Very Peri’s energetic vibe. A combination of salmon, mauve, mustard, wine red and sage green makes for a harmonious equilibrium of colors.
This palette highlights the compatibility of Very Peri with different shades of green, especially emerald and jade. The infusion of yellow, orange and orchid brightens up the palette, giving the combination lush, summery vibes.
The Star of the Show
Surround Very Peri with neutral colors like almond, mauve and brown, and the resulting winter-appropriate palette exudes understated elegance and timeless sophistication.
The funkiest of all, this palette channels sweet and vibrant energy thanks to the presence of hot pink and yellow. Fun, joyous, confident and playful, the palette is suitable for those who love to experiment with attention-getting colors.
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