Wearing Pantone’s 2022 Color of the Year

For over 20 years, Pantone has sent color experts into the world to look for new influences via trend analysis across industries, cultures, technologies, and more. The results are brought to a council of worldwide color standard group representatives to determine a Color of the Year. The shade helps manufacturers develop products, buyers to select goods, designers to craft future collections, interior designers to find inspiration, and more. For 2022, Pantone has selected Very Peri, a periwinkle hue representing creativity, intrigue, and transition. Here are some of our suggestions for how to style it!

Monochrome, but Make It Periwinkle

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The monochrome trend has been around for a while now, so why not try the look in Very Peri? Simply start with a base layer of periwinkle, then add additional layers and accessories in the same or very similar shades. They’ll all come together to make a bold fashion statement. This exciting hue will help you create an eye-catching variation of your go-to outfit.

Very Peri as an Accent Color

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If all-over color isn’t your style, you can rock this sweet Pantone shade with a dress or top in the Very Peri paired with neutral accessories. The bright hue is sure to spice up even the plainest pieces in your closet – meaning you can give your old basics new life.

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You can also don periwinkle accessories with neutral-colored clothing. A periwinkle purse or pair of pumps is a subtle way to work the shade into your existing wardrobe.


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If you want a safe space to try out a new color, you can feel comfortable in athleisure. Colors are nothing new in this space (yoga classes and gyms have been full of bold colors, pastels, and neons for years). You can pair leggings or even an athletic set in the shade with an athletic jacket and sneakers. It’s a look that’ll have you feeling as energized as the shade itself in no time. You shouldn’t sleep on Very Peri athletic shoes, either!

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These are just a few ways to integrate the trendiest color of 2022 into your style rotation. We encourage you to get creative… There’s no wrong way to wear it!

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