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PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR 2022: Very Peri #17-3938

Spirited, joyful, courageous. Color expert Pantone has spoken... and the design community is listening.

source: Horchow

For over two decades, Pantone’s Color of the Year has been the ultimate "influencer" when it comes to interior design and home decor. Same thing goes for other creative industries including fashion, product packaging, and industrial design.

The Pantone Color of the Year selection process requires thoughtful consideration and trend analysis. To arrive at the selection each year, Pantone’s color experts at the Pantone Color Institute™ comb the world looking for new color influences. These can include movies in production, traveling art collections and emerging artists, popular travel destinations, socio-economic conditions, and more.

In 2022, Pantone has seemingly rolled 2020's "Classic Blue," 2018's "Ultra Violet," and 2016's "Serenity" into one. It's a take on periwinkle (remember that one from your beloved Crayola 64 crayon box... the one with the cool built-in sharpener?) that's spritely or sophisticated, depending on how you choose to play it.

This blue with violet-red undertones can be used in abundance or small doses, is decidedly gender-neutral, and works nicely in any room of the home.

a large-scale floral wallpaper on a periwinkle background makes this powder room pop

cheery sitting room by Baltimore-based architect/design firm Ziger Snead

Like a clear blue sky after a dismal gray day, I think this just might be the mood-enhancer we've been looking for. So, with that said, below are a few of my Very Peri-inspired product picks for your consideration:

Tov Kolla Purple Side Table, $179;

Yves Delorme Aurore Bedding, $110-$450;

La Cornue CornuFé 110 Range, Provence Blue, $11,000;

Hillborn Pottery Periwinkle In-Between Bowl with Server, $58;

Fortessa La Jolla 10.5" Dinner Plate, Ink Blue, Set Of 4, $47.95;

Matouk Milagro Bath Towels, $11-$88;

Zebras Wallpaper, Scalamandre; to inquire, visit

FO.GO Murano Glass Candles by Roberto Beltrami, set of 3, $210;

Okay design friend... time to weigh in.

Will you be dabbling, diving in, or dismissing Very Peri? Leave a comment. I can't wait to hear your opinion!


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