Design with Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2022: Very Peri
As we cross the threshold into 2022, it seems appropriate that Pantone’s colour of the year stands for courage, inventiveness, and creativity.
While many of us have spent a good chunk of the last two years sheltering in place, the rate of transformation of the outside world has only accelerated – as Pantone puts it, “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”. It stands to reason that in a dramatically changed landscape, we’re going to need huge doses of courage, inventiveness, and creativity to navigate it.
In interior design, we are also seeing the resurgence of yesteryears’ bold art forms taking on new forms, such as Neo-Deco and Neo-futurism, paving the way to the future with their sleek lines and curved edges that challenge us to rethink our design conventions. Breaking out of the relative safety of the 2021’s colour, Very Peri fits naturally right into these movements, acting as a visual catalyst for change.
Interested to see how you can incorporate Very Peri into your interior design? Check out the gallery below:
Creating Colour Themes with Very Peri
While Very Peri possesses a very strong and singular presence, it does not necessarily mean it is limited to the role of accent colour. In their article on how to use the colour of the year, Pantone provides 4 palettes for designers to work with to create different looks and feels. Let’s explore what this means for interior design:
With a focus on harmony, the colour combinations of Balancing Act are exactly what its name describes: a delicate balance of romantic colours that is vibrant without being loud. Lovers of the dusty pastel tones might also consider Natural & Abstract, which replicates the dreamy qualities of the dusty tones.
Inspired by natural shades, Wellspring brings in the vivid characteristics of biophilic design without making it feel overbearing. Within these shade combinations, Very Peri’s versatile nature shines through, at times playing a supporting role for the shades of green, and at other times acting as the focal point of interest.
The Star of the Show
The safest and most traditional of the palettes opt to make Very Peri the star of the show by toning town the other colours sharing the space. This combination is best suited for classy spaces with a certain degree of dignity – which is also the perfect setting for stone tiles such as Legacy.
The final palette makes use of several bold colours with strong personalities to create an energetic, joyful, carnival-like look. Perfect for spaces that need to exude a certain energy, such as the reception area of a high-fashion boutique, we would also recommend the funky, lively energy that Terra-Arte brings.