A striking violet-blue shade that reminds me instantly of hydrangea, the Pantone Colour of The Year 2022 was recently announced – Very Peri. Taking its name from periwinkle blue, the gorgeous hue is a direct response to the period of transition and upheaval the world has been experiencing. And in a reflection of just how unprecedented these times have been, Pantone has created a brand new colour to mark the occasion.
“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 re-write our lives. 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,” says Pantone.
Lounge Lovers Bronte sofa in periwinkle linen: I love a bold, coloured sofa and this one ticks all the right boxes. Inspired by the Pantone announcement, the sofa isn’t available just yet but interested buyers can join the waitlist.
“Pantone’s inspiration for Colour of the Year was partly informed by the impact of COVID-19 lockdowns – something Australians have known all too well. During this time, our couches and living rooms became more important to us than ever. It’s the first time in 22 years that Pantone has created a bespoke colour for the year, and with its links to creativity, joy and imagination, it feels very positive after the last two years,” says Lounge Lovers’ head of merchandising, Kylie Burgon. $2,499.
Desenio Amour poster: Perfect for those looking for a subtle nod to the bold hue, this cute neon-themed print is a steal with prices starting from $17.97.
Mustard Made lilac lockers: An Aussie success story (did you know they just launched in the US?), Mustard Made debuted a lilac range earlier this year proving they were right on trend. From $229.
Fenton & Fenton Spikey Crystal Vase in Blue & Violet: Equal parts vessel and art piece, this two-toned crystal creation makes quite the statement with, or without, flowers. $450.
Lisa by Sofia Bonafti, unframed art print: Part of The Block Shop offering, this quality giclee art print has been produced on luxurious 100% cotton rag textured art paper and is perfect for adding a splash of Very Peri to your living room. $79.
Wattyl Turkish Bazaar: The brave among us might consider using the hue in the form of paint and Wattyl’s Turkish Bazaar is a perfect match. “Wattyl Turkish Bazaar is a colour consumers can really have fun with – be it painting a single feature wall in a bedroom or living area or introducing pops of the colour in the form of cushions, throws or ceramics,” says Wattyl.
Arthide Oleada periwinkle rug: Available in oval, circular and rectangular iterations, this rug is really rather special. A fabulous way to add a pop of periwinkle to your interior, this rug is made from cow hide laid in a soft, geometric pattern. From $1,495.