As you may have heard, the Pantone Color Institute’s choice for Color of the Year 2022 is . . . Very Peri. Our ace correspondent Julie Chang Murphy is here to show us how to style the new Pantone 2022 Color of the Year with an edit of 10 Very Peri outfits and other luxury buys in fashion, menswear, beauty and home décor.
Very Peri is the new Pantone color of the year 2022
Is it possible to capture the zeitgeist with a color? The trend analysts at Pantone Color Institute have been hard at work choosing just the right one. This year they were influenced by our collective “altered landscape” and the way our “physical and digital lives have merged in new ways.”
The anointed color, Very Peri (PANTONE 17-3938, if we’re being technical) pulls from the trusted blue color family and adds a dose of intrigue and daring from violet red tones to create a color “that encourages courageous creativity and imaginative expressions.”
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In previous years, the color has been chosen from their extensive archives but this year’s color is completely new. A new era is in need of a new color. As Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Institute said, “There is just no question that gaming influenced the continued usage of Very Peri.” The emphasis on the high-contrast hues found in the metaverse and gaming platforms is undeniable (just do a google image search with metaverse) butt we also see associations with the natural world. Lilac, lavender, and periwinkle are all notable for their calming qualities.
But first things first, how do you wear Very Peri in real life? We took a look at some street style inspo and found that it’s more versatile than you might think.
How to Style the New Pantone 2022 Color of the Year
The easiest way to wear this color — matching head-to-toe —might also be the boldest. Try layering on different intensities all along the purple spectrum from pastel lavender to indigo. As shown on these influencers, Very Peri pairs effortlessly with metallics — silver or gold.
2. quiet luxury
Despite its video game origins, Very Peri can exude a look of quiet luxury when paired with neutrals like cream and earthy beige and browns. As shown in these photos, choosing one oversized piece — a jacket, sweater or wide-legged pants —adds to the relaxed and polished look.
3. pretty pastels
Very Peri is certainly a fun and vibrant color. Lean into the youthful spirit by pairing it unapologetically with pastels like pink, mint green, and baby blue. Keep it in solids or with large scale prints to avoid looking too baby-ish.
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4. a little edge
To add an instant toughness to your Very Peri look, just add black. Like these fashionable ladies, choose one piece in the purple-ish hue and anchor it with smoky grey to jet black.
5. life in technicolor
If you’re no shrinking violet, take a cue from these fashionistas and layer on the color. Since Very Peri is imbued with the warmth of red, it shines with fiery color palettes.
What do you think? If you’re looking to embrace the “It” color of the 2022, we’ve curated 10 fashion, jewelry, accessories, home, and beauty items to buy now.
How to Style the New Pantone 2022 Color of the Year
1. smith & cult nail lacquer
A favorite nail polish for conscious beauty types, this periwinkle shade is highly pigmented and long-wearing while being made with an 8-free and cruelty-free formula.
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2. kitchen aid stand mixer
This gorgeous stand mixer is leave-on-the-counter worthy and pairs well with classic white kitchens and greyish marble counter tops.
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3. dora larsen bra
Made from stretch tulle, this sheer bra is perfect for those looking to add a different color to their everyday underpinnings.
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4. the elder statesman polo
We love the retro rugby vibes of this pullover in the enduring combo of green and purple. Crafted with cashmere in a collab with New York stylist Mordechai Rubinstein, it’s sporty and preppy.
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5. balenciaga triple s sneaker
The perfect colored sneaker to bring a fresh energy to your monochrome sweatshirt and sweatpants set. For a dressier look, try pairing with a pastel printed dress or metallic silver maxi skirt.
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6. nars eyeshadow in “lunar”
This ultrafine blend of shimmer, glitter and pearl combine to make eyes shine. For a luminous expression of Very Peri, this is pretty perfect.
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7. louis vuitton puffer
At once digital and magical, Louis Vuitton’s metallic sunset mountain puffer is cut from a lightweight foil nylon and padded with goose down for cocoon-like comfort.
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8. bandolier iphone wallet
For a quick errand or outing, try Bandolier’s crossbody iPhone wallet that lets you go hands free while looking streamlined and stylish. The periwinkle color would look great against a black puffer, brown teddy bear jacket, or navy peacoat.
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9. bloomingdales ametrine ring
Featuring a juicy 12mm Ametrine gem and diamond studded band, this ring is the epitome of glamour. The amethyst and citrine blend is truly unique and only sourced from a single site in Bolivia.
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10. hay glass mugs
These colored glass mugs would be a welcome addition to any kitchen table. The clean lines keep it modern while the periwinkle and pink strike a playful and whimsical note.
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How to Style the New Pantone 2022 Color of the Year, Veri Peri, in fashion
That’s our take on how to style the top luxury buys in the new Pantone Color of the Year 2022, Very Peri, in fashion, menswear, beauty, and home décor.
What do you think, dear reader? Love it or hate it? Whether or not you like the color, we appreciate the sentiment of a fresh start symbolized by a fresh color. Here’s to a Very Peri new year!
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Crediting her training as a cultural anthropologist at Wellesley College, Julie has immersed herself in various industries in the last 15 years including fashion design, event planning, and fitness. Julie lives in New York where she loves trying every ramen and dumpling restaurant with her husband and three children. She finds joy in bold prints, biographies of fierce women, kickboxing. And spending way too long finding the perfect polish color to express her mood.