Pantone Colour Institute, the global authority on colour, declared ‘Very Peri’ as the official colour of the year 2022.
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As we bid adieu to 2021 and welcome 2022, many of us are wondering how to inject a sense of excitement and freshness into our lives. After another year of Covid-19 and an ever-spreading Omicron variant, we need a dose of positivity like never before.
It is time to embrace new beginnings with renewed vigour. If you are thinking of having a home makeover to shake things up and start the new year with a fresh look for your abode, then Pantone’s 22 colour ‘Very Peri’ is a perfect hue to add a touch of playful freshness.
It's a unique shade of purple that encourages creativity and imagination and is a fusion of a dynamic peri (winkle) blue and a vivid violet-red undertone. Great for providing an eye-catching pop of colour – either through a painted wall, plush furniture, or striking accessories.
Veri Peri is modern and fresh — but in a hopeful, happy way that blends seamlessly into our changing homes. However, it hasn’t yet permeated the decor market in a way that makes it easy to shop. That's because Pantone actually invented the shade — according to Laurie Pressman.
The colour purple was often related to wealth. Kings and queens would adopt purple into their clothing or uniform - it was an imperial colour during the Roman times, which citizens were forbidden to wear.
Bring this richness into your home in 2022 with our top tips. Do not be intimidated by the unique hue; here's how to incorporate it into your interiors.
A BOLD WALL
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Make an impact with a shade like Very Peri; it's the perfect opportunity to be adventurous with the colour of your walls. Pantone describes Very Peri as encouraging "courageous creativity and imaginative expressions" - so don’t be afraid to go bold as the possibilities are endless.
Break away from neutral-toned walls. Inject personality into your space by introducing Very Peri into the accent walls. Cool colours calm us, so a splash of this hue stops the room from looking sterile and bland. You can opt for wall paint, wallpaper, or textured paint to add depth.
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As a versatile shade, Very Peri is good at instilling a sense of tranquility and comfort into a space. As for how to use this dynamite shade in your home?
Work the striking hue into modern spaces; don’t be afraid to combine it with unusual colour pairings - after all, it’s supposed to invigorate our creative spirits! Accentuate the living room with statement furniture pieces, choose a piece of furniture that is smart and captures the attention of guests, focusing the eye on a single item - such as a headboard, sofa or desk chair.
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If you don’t want to commit to this bold hue then infuse a pop of colour and use it for objects and accessories instead. This is a great way to change the look and feel of the home without investing a large amount of money and effort.
Blue and red undertones allow you to be dynamic with your choice of accessories and soft furnishings. Look for cushions, blankets, or a Persian rug in purple hues to work the colour into your living room or bedroom. Or bring in this latest trend through artwork and decorative accessories.
You can choose an array of similar shades to 'Very Peri' for a calmer setting, or you can be daring and go for something a bit different by pairing it with other bright colours. Check out 3 beautiful Persian rugs that pair well with the 'Very Peri' colour of the year.
TEAM IT WITH PATTERN
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Very Peri looks perfect paired with neutral tones such as greys, whites, and creams. But for those daring to be a bit different - partner the colour with bold patterns. Anything from eccentric wallpaper that ties in Very Peri’s colourful undertones - to striking upholstery materials.
There are countless floor and wall patterns available in this vivacious shade. Inject some fun into a downstairs bathroom or create a focus wall above a fireplace, 'Very Peri' is a colour choice that can be used in a multitude of ways.
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