It may be best to stop reading now if you’re a fan of neutral design palettes, as home interiors are set to be full of Very Peri this year – Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2022. For the first time in its annual colour trend history, the company created a brand new shade that wasn’t already in its extensive catalogue.
Very Peri has been described as a ‘periwinkle shade of blue’ that also brings to mind fields of soft lavender and hyacinths in full bloom. Unusually for a colour that is arguably purple, the colour is a blend of cool blue tones and richer violet-reds. As a result, Very Peri is a warm shade that can be embraced in a variety of settings.
If you are a fan of the colour but are struggling to imagine how you could use it in your home, here’s our room-by-room guide:
Living room: if you are worried about overpowering purple on your living room walls, stick to colour on accessories and textiles. Flashes of Very Peri can be introduced by adding scatter cushions, a rug, a lampshade or even a piece of art hung over a mantlepiece.
Kitchen: despite its functional role, it’s still possible to bring the latest colour trends to where you cook. Look out for Very Peri themed ceramics, such as mugs, fruit bowls and ovenware, or make a more permanent change by retiling in purple – a colour that works well with white kitchen cabinetry.
Bedroom: if you would like to embrace Very Peri in a bolder way, a bedroom is a great place to start. Try bedlinen or a window blind for a dash of colour, or use the wall behind your bed as your focal point. A painted or wallpapered feature wall would look great.
Bathroom: white bathrooms suites can be perfectly paired with Very Peri as the blank canvas really makes any accessories stand out. As well as soft towels in a shade of Very Peri, look out for colour matched soaps, toiletries and candles that can be used to create a hotel-style display.
Exterior: kerb appeal is very underrated and a splash of colour can transform your front of house. If repainting your front door in Very Peri is a step too far, you can add an essence of the colour by opting for plant pots painted purple.
Garden: its periwinkle description shows how nature has inspired Very Peri; no wonder it’s easy to surround yourself with this shade by refreshing your planting scheme. Opt for lavender, nepeta, hydrangeas, liatris and veronica spicata, whose purple hues are a great match for Very Peri.
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