TREND ALERT: Pantone's Colour of the Year 2022, Very Peri

13 Dec 2021

A celebration of blue with violet-red undertones, Very Peri has been named Pantone's Colour of the Year 2022 

With a focus on global innovation, transition and transformation, Pantone's Colour of the Year 2022 has been announced as Very Peri.

This is the first time in the history of the Pantone Colour of the Year educational colour programme that a new colour has been created. 

Laurie Pressman, vice president of the Pantone Color Institute, says: “The Pantone Color of the Year reflects what is taking place in our global culture, expressing what people are looking for that colour can hope to answer. As society continues to recognise colour as a critical form of communication, and 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 lay before us”.

Evoking qualities of dynamism, creativity, imagination and joy, this colour lends itself perfectly to all times of year and various wedding styles. 

Take a look at the possibilities of a wedding colour scheme inspired by Very Peri and consider the colour for your own big day. 

Dresses

Since Victoria Beckham wore a purple wedding dress for her wedding evening in 1999, we haven't seen the look resurface, but Pantone's Colour of the Year may spur more brides to embrace colour on their own big day. Whether or not you choose a coloured bridal ensemble, you can always count on your bridesmaids to echo your colour scheme; consider a uniform colour palette or complementing shades of mauve, lilac and plum for your leading ladies. 

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Flowers

Dried lavender and pops of periwinkle flowers can make for a Very Peri floral theme. Intersperse with cream roses or peonies and greenery for a fuller look to your bouquet, while letting the colour do all the talking. 

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Cakes

Ombré cakes continue to trend in 2022 and this variation on a purple colour scheme allows for all shades of the spectrum. Offering you greater freedom when selecting your wedding colours, varying shades of purple throughout your wedding will also ensure far less stress as you don't have to find the perfect match each time. 

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Stationery

Very Peri provides a beautiful backdrop shade for gold accents. Consider gold lettering, gold leaf detail or your own wedding monogram as a gold wax seal for a touch of luxe. 

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Tableware

A combination of florals, candles, glassware, crockery and cutlery can create the perfect wedding reception ambience. A coloured tablecloth can offer a blank canvas with which to set your tables with minimal colour and plenty of sparkle, or display your colour scheme in the décor and centrepieces you choose. 

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Lighting 

Dim the lights for your first dance and use blue and purple uplighters to set the mood and get the party started in sophisticated style. 

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Above: Skye Studios via Unsplash

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