Pantone Color of the Year 2022: How to Accent Your Home with Very Peri

Pantone, the world’s color matching authority and developer of the Pantone Matching System widely used by interior designers, painters and artists, has announced its choice for color of the year 2022. This time around, the honor goes to very perished, a gorgeous shade that marries blue with red-purple undertones to create a dynamic color that turns heads and demands attention. According to Pantone, Very Peri demonstrates “reckless confidence and bold curiosity.”

Full of attitude

Following two deeply difficult years, Very Peri is a refreshing and luminous pop of color. Admittedly, it is not suitable for covering the whole house – a little is enough – but it is the ideal shade to give a light tone.

To learn creative ways for readers to incorporate Very Peri into their home decor, we consulted with various designers. Try some of the design tips below to invigorate your home with this eye-catching color of the year.

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Find an anchor pattern

Mark Cutler and Nichole Schulze, founders of CutlerSchulze, a design company based in Los Angeles, California, has some definite ideas for putting Very Peri to good use. They suggest starting with an “anchor pattern,” in fabric or wallpaper, that incorporates a bit of Very Peri. After establishing the grounding pattern, consider adding Very Peri more generally to the room in the form of “a few pillows or even wall treatments.” Cutler and Schulze also note that the color “would totally fit into a jewelry tone scheme”, especially in “a library or den”, where the level of color saturation would be appropriate.

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Consider a south-facing bedroom

According to Lily Wili, founder and designer at Never Wallpaper, a wallpaper and wall mural retail store located in the UK. South-facing rooms are often flooded with sunlight, which can bring out bright colors. Wili also suggests pairing the color with “subtle grays and whites” or “muted tones.” To make the room cozy without feeling cluttered, “try adding self-printed pillowcases and throws to the bed or couch.”

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Light up a basement

For those with an adventurous spirit, Kyle Richards, co-founder of Overland Park’s Best Painters, in Overland Park, Kansas, suggests painting a basement wall with Very Peri. “Just because it’s the lowest part of the house doesn’t mean it has to look like a gloomy cave,” says Richards. Very Peri’s blue base color brings a touch of warmth, and with its reddish undertone, it’s “sure to create a unique basement vibe,” he adds.

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Accentuate a gray background

Christiaan Huynen, graphic designer, CEO and founder of an Irish-based design company DesignBro, suggests pairing accents of Very Peri with shades of gray for a “sophisticated and modern look without being overwhelming.” He reminds readers that the color will only be “in” for a year, so it’s best used as an accent rather than a prominent focal point like a wall. Huynen says to think of Very Peri as a touch of “eye candy for your home.”

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keep it sweet

Designer Andrea Schumacher from Interiors by Andrea Schumacher, which has offices in Denver, Colorado, and Santa Barbara, Calif., is proposing to incorporate Very Peri into upholstery instead of using the vivid hue on walls. These soft accents could include “drapery fabric, a punchy sofa, bedding, or even a rug.” Schumacher also notes that pairing Very Peri with other blue tones could “create a dreamy atmosphere perfect for a bedroom or powder room.”

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