After a year colored by the continuation of the pandemic, crazy weather events across the country, the split of Kim-ye and so much more, we are now ready to move on to bigger and brighter things in 2022.
Behold the just-announced official Pantone Color of the Year for 2022: Very Peri (Pantone 17-3938). Revealed on Wednesday, the stunning periwinkle purple shade with red undertones visually “speaks” to what the year ahead will hopefully have in store.
“Blending the faithfulness and constancy of blue with the energy and excitement of red, this happiest and warmest of all the blue hues introduces an empowering mix of newness,” Pantone hyped in a statement received by The Post.
“Rekindling gratitude for some of the qualities that blue represents complemented by a new perspective that resonates today, Pantone 17-3938 Very Peri places the future ahead in a new light.”
This year also marks a first for the Pantone Color of the Year, as it is the very first time that they have created a brand new color to be honored.
“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,” said Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute. “As society continues to recognize color as a critical form of communication and as 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 lie before us.”
Last year also marked a first (well, since 2016) as the folks at Pantone were split over which color to choose and ended up picking two — Illuminating (Pantone 13-0647) and Ultimate Gray (Pantone 17-5104) which are a light yellow and light gray, respectively.
But now it’s time for the gray storm clouds to pass and the butter-yellow sun to brighten, making way for the bright purple color to take hold and inspire us into the new year.
To get in on the trending shade and prepare your wardrobe and your home for 2022, read on for all the best apparel, accessories, beauty products and home goods in the honored hue.
Color of the Year in apparel
“Displaying a dynamic presence, Very Peri is an enthusiastic blue hue whose whimsicality lends itself to unpredictable color harmonies and spontaneous color statements,” reads the press release. “Futuristic in feeling, Pantone 17-3938 Very Peri takes on distinct appearances through application to different materials, finishes and textures, from shimmery metallics, lustrous sheens and high-tech materials to handcrafted looks and natural fibers.”
Once again, the Brazilian sustainable sneaker company is officially partnering with Pantone for the Color of the Year. This time, the Very Peri shade will be used for an all-over periwinkle low-top sneaker as well as on a white sneaker as an accent color to make the kicks really pop. Another bonus to your buy is that with every shoe sold, Cariuma will plant two trees in the rainforest to combat climate change and deforestation.
Note: The official Color of the Year collaboration shoe will be live to shop on Dec. 9 at 10am EST.
Guess Techie Sneaker, $69.30
Kick off 2022 with these periwinkle kicks. Sold at Nordstrom, the Guess brand sneakers are made of faux leather and have a medium width, ranging in women’s sizing from a five to an 11.
Happy cardigan season! This super soft Staud cardigan from Saks Fifth Avenue is a great way to embrace the Color of the Year, as you can wear it buttoned up for a statement look or unbuttoned and layered over or under other neutral colored coats and jackets.
Don’t get upset if you don’t have the Color of the Year in your closet yet. Boohoo can help, with this cardigan that looks great styled open or closed. The plus-sized sweater comes in a few sizes, while supplies last.
Adidas knows what up when it comes to the Color of the Year 2022. This shiny periwinkle jacket is made for basketball, but can be worn on and off the court, styled with basketball shorts or dressed up over a shirt and slacks.
Rep your favorite streetwear looks and your new favorite color at the same time. PacSun has just the shirt for that, with the Santa Cruz Tie-Dyed tee in the Color of the Year.
Jog on over to Free People and pick up these purple joggers in time for 2022. They are perfect for a purple work-from-home moment or to pair with a tank and a jacket for a going out look.
These ombre purple shorts from Nike are great for after the gym or to save for summer, as the Color of the Year is great for every season. They are made of a super soft French terry fabric and feature some fun designs all around, including Nike patches and a peace sign on the back.
Color of the Year in beauty
“Suggestive of personal inventiveness and daring imagination, Pantone 17-3938 Very Peri makes a novel statement for eyes, nails and especially in hair in a variety of finishes and applications from glittery and glam to dusty matte,” reads the official press release.
Rock a periwinkle pout this year with Fenty Beauty. The purple shade of lipstick is super fun for a statement lip, and the creamy formula glides on with ease for an effortless way to show off the Color of the Year.
Create the ultimate periwinkle smokey eye with this pallet from Anastasia Beverly Hills. Even the packaging is periwinkle, and the shades inside are even better as they not only have every shade of matte and sparkly purple, but also complementary colors like white, brown and pink to mix and match.
Rihanna has done it again, with another periwinkle makeup product you need for 2022. The Shimmer Skinstick in Unicorn is the perfect lilac purple color, creating a beautiful shimmer on your cheeks, contour or even as eyeshadow.
Glossier Lidstar, $18
Create a galactic look with the lilac color of Glossier Lidstar. The shade is called Lily and is a perfect way to transition your eye shadow routine into 2022 and embrace the Color of the Year.
Paint your piggies the Color of the Year with Olive & June. The Bold & Unshaken shade is the closest thing to the Pantone shade, with a bright blue periwinkle color to enhance any look in 2022.
Overtone Purple Hair Dye and Conditioner, prices vary
If you really love the Color of the Year, embrace it with your whole persona and dye your hair periwinkle. Overtone has an array of products to help you out, from brown-hair specific dye to vibrant hair-dye and even color conditioners to keep it bright and fresh.
Color of the Year in home decor
“A versatile shade that animates our creative spirit, Pantone 17-3938 Very Peri is suited to an array of different materials, textures and finishes, providing a pop of color, whether introduced through a painted wall, accent furniture or home décor, or acting as an intriguing and eye-catching accent in a pattern,” reads the press release.
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Stage your home for the new year with this perfect periwinkle pillow. Sold at Anthropologie, the two-toned purple decorative pillow is a great accent piece and matches any neutral colored couch or armchair.
Bahamas Throw, $46.93
Wrap yourself up in the Color of the Year with this cozy blanket from Wayfair. The purple set comes with one blanket and two matching pillow covers, perfect to decorate your living room chair or your bedroom with in 2022.
Izmir Purple Spencer Table Lamp, $149.99
Light up your space with the new Color of the Year for 2022 at Lamps Plus. Choose the purple base and then pair it with the shade of your choosing on the site to match any living space that needs some brightening up.
The name really does say it all. This candle from Sephora is super aesthetically pleasing, especially for those decorating with the 2022 Color of the Year in mind. Once lit, the scent is of florals, mixing rose, almond milk, amber, vanilla and santal into a delicious blend.
Society6 New York City Night Lights Periwinkle Blue Poster, starting at $9
See New York City in a whole new light with this periwinkle painting from Society6. The print comes in a variety of sizes to fit any wall or frame, and evokes a calming feeling when looking at the city that never sleeps.
Blue Iris Pure Bright Pastel Solid Color Blackout Curtain, starting at $55.29
Add a pop of purple to your bedroom or living room with ease, hanging these periwinkle curtains up. As an added bonus, these are blackout curtains, perfect for any bedroom that gets too bright or faces the morning sun.
These periwinkle towels are a perfect way to add periwinkle to your bathroom and enhance the space for 2022. They are sold at Walmart and are on sale now, coming in a pack of six including hand towels, wash cloths and larger cotton towels.
Get cookin’ in 2022 with these purple pots and pans. Sold at Macy’s, get this set of 12, including saucepans, pots and all the kitchen tools needed to whip up all the dishes you can dream of.
All-Metal Cooklee Stand Mixer, $215.99
Mix things up in 2022 with this periwinkle stand mixer. Now on sale at Amazon, get the Cooklee brand mixer in this lavender shade for $215 while supplies last. It comes with an 8.5 quart bowl and has 10 speeds to help whip up anything you want to make.
Scoop up the Color of the Year with these ice cream bowls from Food52. The set of two can be used for more than just ice cream and will look stunning in your cabinets or on the table as decor.
Plant some matching lavender or brighten your home with any color flowers in the bright periwinkle vase. Sold on Amazon, it also comes in a complementary blue color, so you can mix and match all year long.