While most of us are trying to keep our heads above the water as we survive the holidays, Pantone is looking ahead – to 2022 specifically – by announcing the color of the year. Dubbed “Very Special”, Periwinkle color marks the first time the company has created a color from scratch, rather than delving into its huge archive of options. “It was really important for us to create a new color, because we have a very new vision of the world today,” says Pantone Color Institute executive director Leatrice Eiseman told CNN, adding, “It is truly the happiest and warmest of all blues.”
Interior design experts couldn’t agree more, telling us (in unison) that Very Peri is the sure suitable for home furniture. “It’s bold, but it’s also peaceful, it’s equally lively and peaceful, it has some bright energy to it, but it’s also comforting,” explains. Think Chic Furniture founder Malka Helft of White Plains, New York. “And I love that it can add multiple ‘oomph’ designs to a space quite easily.”
Bring more color into the home, say Low Shaolin, founder based in Honolulu Shaolin Studio, is always a good thing. “I think after the neutral years of gray, this is an amazing departure and brings us to the eclectic style that we are starting to see emerging,” she said, adding, It’s light, playful, and feminine, which always makes for a great space, and it blends easily with the coastal style that we see here a lot in Hawaii, so I think it’s kind of like that. neutral colors – present, but not dominant. ”
Lance Thomas of headquarters in Louisiana Thomas Guy Interiors agree, saying color is really a versatile horse that we should all have in our arsenal. “Very Peri is a great color choice for warming up a cool-toned room, while preserving a similar color family,” says Thomas. “A table lamp or curtain would be a great way to do that. Conversely, Peri can also be used to cool down a room with warmer tones.”
So, how exactly do we infuse some Very Peri into our homes? Well, there are only two ways to do it – make it big or small. If you’re going to expand, you might consider using an entire wall or space in color. “We love using colors like this in a peaceful space like a bed or a bathtub,” says Nina Grauer, principal and co-founder of Dekay and Tate . Furniture, with offices in Florida and Colorado. “It packs a punch, but still feels relaxing and moody, which is the perfect vibe for those areas. It’s probably best to use an accent wall, even on the ceiling! ”
Zane Kearney, SureOur senior director of art and design advises, “If you’re a maximalist, you’ll want to make sure you’re using lots of good complementary colors like a nice teal or green. sage to keep it fresh and cheerful. . ”
If that’s a bit difficult, infant steps are a better Very Peri tactic for you. “Bedding would be a great place to start,” recommended Paige Gray, partner and leading interior designer at British Columbia company Parker & Harlow. Gray adds that color can also be injected through some paint on the front door, stacked subway tiles in the bathroom or the textured seagrass wallpaper behind the bedroom’s headboard.
It’s true, Pantone’s Color of the Year can be easily mixed into any space (and with minimal investment), thanks to striking décor like paint, rugs, pillows and blankets. , artwork, vases, lamps and accent furniture such as armchairs or consoles. To speak Hillary M. Stamm, founder of Manhattan Beach, California-based company HMS . Furniture, “I love Peri for the interior color of your bookshelves, for the dreamy curtains in the kitchen – it has so much depth and breadth it can easily fit into any room” .
Below you’ll find your very own Very Peri home decor cheat sheet, filled with pieces that can be quickly and easily added to your home.
Carpets are a designer’s secret tool to immobilize a space and create distinct zones in a room – choose one in combination with a Very Peri number that will hit two birds with one stone. “This rug would look great in a dreamy, whimsical bedroom with soft linens and elegant accents,” recommends Leslie Murphy, creative director and owner of Murphy Maude Interiors in Memphis.
A big fan of Pantone’s color of the year infusion through bedding, Gray loves this set especially for its fabric. “I love that color speaks to the texture of a product and for Peri my mind immediately goes to linen. Here, a soft textile application that can live on the bed makes color the focus and allows the fabric to sing its praises. ”
A must-have Peri item on Grauer’s list? This gorgeous leather textured luminaire is perfect for placing on a bedside table or fixing a living room console. Pro tip: Grauer recommends swapping out the shades for a custom option.
“I recommend using Very Peri in small doses because of the vibrant colors in the room,” says Sarah Stacey belong to Interior designer Sarah Stacey in Austin, Texas. “For example, when covering your entire room with color, you could use petrol on the walls, navy blue on your sofa, and hints of Very Peri on the chairs with small accents or accessories.” Case in point: This awesome geocode is bursting with periwinkle colors. “Natural stone decor is always elegant and timeless,” advises Stacey, adding, “Put some amethyst in your bookcase for a layered look.”
Grauer recommends: “If you just want to add a few touches of Peri, think pillows, an accent chair, vases and even flowers. Case in point: This great lesson from Baccarat. Elevating to look at, the sparkling crystal butterfly (in purple!) is a beautiful piece to add to a desk, coffee table, or bookshelf.
The art of making a statement is also oversized and easy on the wallet? Yes, it does – even in Very Peri colors. Low said: “I really like this piece and am planning to use it in a project. “So feminine, playful and light, all the things I would describe Peri in one work of art. It’s simple and bold, without being overwhelming.”
We all need an excuse to have more Le Creuset in our lives, and luckily, Stamm found one for us, saying that this periwinkle Le Creuset coffee mug is “real.” great for your open kitchen counter… and your early morning coffee!” You can do it a set of four on Amazon for just under $60 too.
KDC Tile and Metro Tile in Blue Marble ($14.69 per square foot; wayfair.com)
“I love a boldly colored room and what better way to integrate Peri than to mimic the subtle gloss and watercolors of seashells in one,” says Grey, who loves this long and narrow selection from Wayfair. subway tiles stacked on top of each other,” said Grey, who loves this long, narrow selection from Wayfair.
Crane & Canopy Admiral Blue Fringed Throw Blanket ($21.99; Craandcanopy.com)
Pretty much every designer we’ve talked to recommends investing in a duvet, and this great selection from luxury bath and bedding retailer Crane & Canopy is among them. our favorites.
“If you have Ruggable, you already know our rugs are interchangeable – so you can swap out your existing rug with a beautiful neutral tone rug, using Very Peri makes the color pop,” says Kearney, who recommends this lilac—and the gray geometric rug.
Over 47,000 Amazon reviewers agree these blackout curtains are worth buying – especially at Very Peri. Perfect for a nursery or kid’s bedroom, curtains not only add a pantone boost to the room, but they also work to keep little ones asleep by blocking out natural light.
Accentuate an accent wall with some color and structure. “The natural fibers of the seagrass create subtle tonal variations for the Peri color, which will result in a deeper presence on the wall,” advises Gray.
“Throwing pillows is an easy way to add Very Peri music to the home,” says Murphy, adding that this 18 x 18-inch velvet option – serves our purpose in shades of dark blue or purple – will “add some drama in a black and white living room. ”
Judy Pickett, founder of the company Raleigh, North Carolina Signature design lines, it’s all about infusing Very Peri into her client’s space. “I can see this color used everywhere, from a kid’s room, to the lacquered cabinets in the sophisticated home bar, to the tile color on a spectacular backlash,” she advises. We can see why she loves this 10 x 14 inch piece of art by Etsy – it’s the perfect way to add a little Peri light to rooms big or small.
Thomas and Helft both agree that this beautiful area rug is a surefire way to add a dose of Very Peri flair to your space, whether it’s a living area or a smaller nook like a library. hospital, bathroom or bathroom.
Pottery Barn Teen Watercolor Rainbow Ombre Comforter & Sham (starts at $29.50; pbteen.com)
Many designers have recommended bedding as an easy way to incorporate Very Peri into your bedroom, including Stamm. “Pottery Barn Teen has amazing ombré watercolor feather blankets and fakes, it’s gorgeous and full of pantone emotion. I’m going to fix up a teen bedroom with this and build around color,” she says.
Love you some prints? Luckily, so was Low. “I always love a small animal print pillow and this pillow is the perfect muted animal style to put on the bed, the couch or even the middle of the sofa,” she says.
We’re completely on top of the stained glass trend right now, and this pretty Champagne set from West Elm hits all the right notes. “Champagne coupes are fun to use and these purple cups add a pop of color and will look great amongst all your transparent items,” says Stacey.
Brighten up your space with this one-of-a-kind beauty from direct-to-consumer vintage carpet retailer Revival. Measuring 4’11 x 8’5, the flat woven rug is made from 100% hemp and features a minimalist design that helps display the periwinkle color of the yarn.