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Pantone’s Color of the Year has consistently influenced interior design color schemes for the past two decades and this year will be no exception. In order to reflect the expansive period of innovation and transformation we’re experiencing, for the first time in history, the professionals at the Pantone Color Institute have invented an entirely new shade for their 2022 Color of the Year: Very Peri. 

Possessing the beloved color psychology effects of the blue color family with spritely violet-red undertones, PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri conveys a joyous attitude that will inspire bold creativity and expression in your home as we embark into the new year. 

“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,” says Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute. “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”.

Interested in sparking some creativity in your home with the 2022 Color of the Year? Read along to discover 3 easy ways to incorporate Very Peri into your interior design this season.   

3 Ways to Use Pantone’s 2022 Color of the Year

While periwinkle is a gorgeous shade that evokes feelings of calm and creativity, it can be a bit difficult to work into existing color schemes so you may want to consider hiring an interior designer

However, if you want to try out this trend on your own, here are three interior design tips to incorporate Pantone’s 2022 Color of the Year into your home.

Living room with pops of color

Pops of Peri 

If you already have a relatively understated color palette, subtle pops of Very Peri are a simple way to bring the Pantone Color of the Year into your existing design. Customized luxury furniture such as an oversized armchair or antique coffee table can be upholstered or painted in Very Peri for the perfect statement piece. 

Smaller pops of color through vases, throw pillows, and other accessories can also help effectively achieve this look. Surrounded by neutral tones like charcoal grey, warm beige, and muted mauves, Very Peri becomes the star of the show for effortless and timeless elegance. 

Colorful home office

Balanced Home Office 

Creating defined spaces that inspire creativity, focus, and tranquility has become imperative as remote work becomes increasingly popular. Very Peri is the perfect primary shade for a home office revamp thanks to its calming effects and ability to ignite creativity. Balance the brilliance of Very Peri with warm and cool tones of pinks, yellows, oranges, reds, and purples to create a showstopping visual vibrancy. Use geometric patterned rugs, color-blocked walls, and brightly colored arm chairs for a vivacious home office. 

Woman meditating

A Very Peri Meditation Space 

The Pantone 2022 Color of the Year is also compatible with shades of green, making it perfect for outdoor areas or meditation spaces. Cover the walls of your meditation room with Very Peri and decorate with green accents for a sumptuously tranquil oasis. The calming effects of this color are enhanced even further by the proven health benefits of indoor plants so don’t be shy when adding greenery to your meditation spaces. Accent outdoor sitting areas with Very Peri throw pillows and rugs for an instant facelift or go big and paint the patio furniture with this purple-y hue. 

This year will undoubtedly bring new innovative interior design trends to the industry and we expect Very Peri to bravely usher in those trends. Whether used as a focal point or accent color, the versatility of this dynamic shade pumps an extra dose of inspiration and joy into any space. Working with an interior designer can help you pull off these Very Peri trends seamlessly. 

The award-winning high-end interior design team here at Nativa has gained its experience over the last 20 years through more than 1,000 projects servicing not only Southern California but clients across the nation and internationally. Diverse in taste & style, whether you are looking for Mediterranean, Modern Mountain, Contemporary, Transitional, or Coastal décor style, we’ll be able to pair you with the best representative to match your needs. 

Connect one-on-one with our designers to discuss how we can help you incorporate the hottest shades of 2022 into your home this year.