Meet Pantone's 2022 Color of the Year

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Every year, experts in color announce their chosen color of the year, which symbolizes and captures the current time. Color is used in everyday life to add character, depth, and meaning to the world around us. The color of the year is always influenced by cultural trends, design, and fashion houses. The color trends of the early 2000s were tans, nudes, whites, and shades of light blue and grey. The 2010s color trends were darker earthier tones like mustard yellow, olive green, and burgundy. During the pandemic, the colors that most people sought were warm and calming neutrals or bright and uplifting pinks and yellows. The 2022 color trends are starting to appear and are reflective of a society living in a post-pandemic world.

As the colors of the year are announced, it’s an exciting time to think creatively and find ways to incorporate that color trend and palette into your home design. Below, we’ll introduce you to the Pantone color of the year for 2022, show you fun ways to incorporate it into your living space, and look at 2022 color trends.

Meet the Pantone color of the year for 2022

The most anticipated color announcement every year comes from Pantone. Since 1963, Pantone has been the color matching system for the fashion and design industry and textile manufacturers alike, and it quite literally wrote the book on coloring matching and classifying. All previous Pantone colors of the year were selected from the existing Pantone color palette, but this year, Pantone decided to create its color from scratch to symbolize the change that the entire globe has undergone the last two years and to show the collective creativity that has blossomed during that time as well.

The Pantone color of the year for 2022 is Pantone 17-3938 Very Peri. Very Peri is part of the blue color family and has violet and red undertones. Laurie Pressman, vice president of the Pantone Color Institute, said, “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.” Very Peri is a bright and fun color that provides a hopeful light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, and we think it’s going to be fun to add to your home décor.

Adding the Pantone color of the year for 2022 into Your Home Décor

If you want to add Very Peri into your home, there are a few ways that don’t involve painting, although we always encourage a fun accent wall if that’s what you prefer! Other ways to add Veri Peri and similar looks from the Pantone color palette include:

  1. Getting vases that are complementary in color and can be placed in any room in your home
  2. Buying a periwinkle throw blanket and pillows for your living room
  3. Rotating in a set of periwinkle towels into your bathroom décor
  4. Buying storage containers and stands that you can paint Veri Peri 
  5. Hanging paintings and artwork that feature complementary colors
  6. Incorporating periwinkle pots and pans or a teakettle into your kitchenware
  7. Adding a statement sofa or loveseat in Veri Peri to any room in your home
  8. Switching out an old lampshade for one in Veri Peri
  9. Replacing an old floor runner with a Veri Peri runner to brighten up your entryway
  10. Updating your bedding to add periwinkle sheets or throw pillows to any bedroom in your home

Other Colors to Look Out for in 2022

Even though Pantone is the leading company in color trends, Veri Peri might not be the color for you, and that’s all right! A few more notable companies also announced their own 2022 color of the year, and you can incorporate these into your home in the same ways listed above.

  • Gentle Olive by Minwax
  • Satin Rolling Surf by Krylon
  • Art and Craft by Dunn-Edwards
  • October Mist by Benjamin Moore
  • Aleutian by HGTV Home by Sherwin Williams

Pantone’s color of the year 2022, Very Peri, is sure to be a fun color to use on its own or to base a palette around. The use of color is an amazing way to add vibrancy and life to your home, especially if you’re creating a custom home design. For more tips and tricks or to speak with a member of Lancia Homes’ expert team, contact us today at (260) 489-4433.