How to Style the 2022 Pantone Color of the Year

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woman sitting in a chair wearing a black tee with a polka dot heart in very peri the pantone color of the year

The 2022 Pantone Color of the Year is called Very Peri! It’s a joyful, dynamic color that integrates tones of soothing blue, with soothing violet-red undertones. It’s meant to evoke creativity and imaginative expression. (Nobody asked me, but that seems like a lot of pressure to put on a color, just sayin’! 😂)

The 2022 Pantone Color of the Year

For 23 years, Pantone’s Color of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in industries, like fashion and home furnishings, as well as product packaging and graphic design. 2022 is the first year Pantone created a custom color to use as the Color of the Year.

Whether you’re a purple fan or not, you have to admit, this rich color is beautiful. You’re going to see it everywhere, from jewelry and nail polish to throw pillows and handbags, and more.

Today I’m going to share with you some ways to integrate this vibrant color into your life, fashion, and home decor. You’ll be seeing it more and more often as the year goes on, so get ready!

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“The Pantone Color of the Year reflects what is taking place in our global culture, expressing what people are looking for that color can hope to answer. Creating a new color for the first time in the history of our Pantone Color of the Year educational color program reflects the global innovation and transformation taking place. As society continues to recognize color as a critical form of communication, and a way to express and affect ideas and emotions and engage and connect, the complexity of this new red violet infused blue hue highlights the expansive possibilities that lay before us”.

Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute

I find very peri to be somewhat calming but with a touch of energy. It was actually a popular kitchen color several decades ago (see these vintage periwinkle Pyrex dishes I found with just a simple Etsy search!), so it has a timeless aura. 

How to Style the Pantone 2022 Color of the Year in Your Home

For an easy way to update your yard this year, opt for periwinkle pansies or vinca!

periwinkle blue pansies

You’ll be seeing lots of very peri in home decor and tableware. Look for throw blankets, botanical prints, and this pretty glass pillar candle.

When it comes to the kitchen and dining room, there are lots of beautiful options! Check out these placemats, food steamer, and this beautiful stand mixer in Very Peri! I love these beautiful stemless wine glasses and this fun Pantone coffee mug.

You’ll rugs that incorporate the Pantone 2022 Color of the Year. I love the machine-washable rugs from Ruggable, and several of them feature touches of lavender and periwinkle, including the Chrysanthemum Brights RugUrbano Lilac RugEsra Polychrome Rug, and (my favorite) Suzani Purple Rug.

How to Style the Pantone 2022 Color of the Year in Your Fashion

woman sitting in a chair wearing a black tee with a polka dot heart in very peri the pantone color of the year

Veri Peri has cool undertones, so it may not look the best on those of you with warmer undertones. (To read my post on 5 Ways To Figure Out Your Skin’s Undertone & Your Best Makeup Shades, click HERE.) If you have cool undertones, you’re good to do. If you have warm undertones, just don’t wear Very Peri right up by your face, or incorporate it into your accessories instead.

I love this quilted short jacket, and if you’re thinking about updating your workout wear, check out the huge Very Peri selection at Athleta. You’ll find sweaters, tees, and PJs, plus lots more! Check out this amazing selection on Amazon. It’s where I found the tee I’m wearing in the images in this post!

Alternatively, you can work it into your accessories. Think handbags, watchbands, or phone cases!

Jewelry is a great way to wear Very Peri. We found earrings and necklaces galore!

How to Style the Pantone 2022 Color of the Year in Your Personal Care

woman sitting in a chair wearing a black tee with a polka dot heart in very peri the pantone color of the year
Please note my Very Peri PEDI!

Long Sleeve Tee With Polka Dot Very Peri Heart (Comes in other solids too! Click HERE to see them.) | Spanx Seamless Leggings | Black Earrings | Very Peri Nail Polish

Stay hydrated with this pretty Very Peri water bottle while you get a pedicure with this Very Peri polish from OPI. Looking for a happy way to start your day? Try this limited edition Burst electric toothbrush in the Pantone Color of 2022!

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