Pantone’s 2022 Color of the Year: Very Peri

It’s the most wonderful time of year – and no, we aren’t just talking about the holiday season. December is also when Pantone Color Institute announces their Color of the Year. So, what does 2022 have in store for us?

A Brand New Color

Pantone’s 2022 Color of the Year is Very Peri, a periwinkle hue that combines the steady tranquility of blue with an energetic infusion of red. The shade happens to be a brand new addition to Pantone’s color library, making it the first time the company has created a color instead of using a hue from their pre-existing archive

“It is literally the happiest and the warmest of all the blue hues,” said Pantone Color Institute’s Executive Director Leatrice Eiseman.

According to Pantone, Very Peri is inspired by the rising artistic community in the digital space and gaming (as the official eyewear of the Call of Duty League, we know a little about gaming!). The color also represents inventiveness and stretching the limits of reality.

Everywear Inspired By Very Peri 

Since Very Peri is a brand new color, you won’t be seeing any accessories in it’s exact shade just yet. But that doesn’t have to stop you from infusing periwinkle into your eyewear wardrobe. Here are some Very Peri-inspired frames to help get you in a happy mood as we welcome 2022.

Read our blogs about previous Pantone Colors of the Year: Ultimate Gray and Illuminating, Classic Blue, Living Coral, and Ultra Violet.