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Pantone colour of the year

The Pantone colour of the year for 2022 has been named as VERY PERI, a NEW blue shade, which has been described as colour whose courageous presence encourages personal inventiveness and creativity.

Very Peri is a dynamic periwinkle blue hue with a vivifying violet red undertone.  According to Pantone, it blends faithfulness and constancy of blue with the energy and excitement of red, creating a happy and warm hue that introduces an empowering mix of newness.

Displaying a carefree confidence and a daring curiosity that animates our creative spirit, inquisitive and intriguing PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri helps us to embrace this altered landscape of possibilities, opening us up to a new vision as we rewrite our lives.

New Perspective

It rekindles a gratitude for some of the qualities that blue represents complemented by a new perspective that resonates with today.

“We are living in transformative times and Very Peri is a symbol of the global zeitgeist of the moment and the transition we are going through. As we emerge from an intense period of isolation, our notions and standards are changing, and our physical and digital lives have merged in new ways. Digital design helps us to stretch the limits of reality, opening the door to a dynamic virtual world where we can explore and create new colour possibilities. With trends in gaming, the expanding popularity of the metaverse and rising artistic community in the digital space PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri illustrates the fusion of modern life and how colour trends in the digital world are being manifested in the physical world and vice versa.”

“As we move into a world of unprecedented change, the selection of PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri brings a novel perspective and vision of the trusted and beloved blue colour family,” says Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute. “Encompassing the qualities of the blues, yet at the same time possessing a violet-red undertone, PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri displays a spritely, joyous attitude and dynamic presence that encourages courageous creativity and imaginative expression.”

Pops of Colour

When it comes to home décor and interior design, Very Peri injects a sense of playful freshness into home interiors, enlivening a space through unusual colour combinations. Very Peri is suited to an array of different materials, textures and finishes, providing a pop of colour, whether introduced through a painted wall, accent furniture or home décor, or acting as an intriguing and eye-catching accent in a pattern.

For more information, ideas and ways to incorporate Very Peri into your décor plans for 2022, contact Mary Interior Decorators.

Mary Interior Decorators has more than 4 decades worth of experience in décor and design. Call us on 011 268 0329 or visit our showroom for more information. You can also email

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