Introducing Very Peri—Make Pantone’s 2022 Color of the Year Work for You!
Pantone’s 2022 color of the year is Very Peri! According to the folks at Pantone, this gorgeous purple/blue periwinkle combo-color “displays a spritely, joyous attitude and dynamic presence that encourages courageous creativity and imaginative expressions.” So, in the spirit of courageous creativity, here are some ways you can add a vibrant splash of color to your space this spring!
Very Peri is brilliantly bold and dynamic, but it can be overpowering if applied to a large surface. In home and garden decorating, it tends to work best as an accent, adding a pop of color to contrast more neutral tones. White, taupe, java, and more; Suncast products are designed in a range of complementary colors, so Very Peri can provide unique flair to almost any space. Just be sure to use sparingly, such as on an accent wall or trellis, to highlight your garden’s best features!
Accessorize, Accessorize, Accessorize!
One of the great things about working with a bold, dynamic color like Very Peri is that a little goes a long way. Consider accenting your deck furniture with some Very Peri throw pillows or blankets—and keep a deck box close at hand for easy storage. Or, fill your planters with matching spring flowers that complement your porch and patio décor. You could even grow some Clematis along a fence or trellis to add some height and color to your garden! When the seasons change (or you feel like shaking things up), you can swap in some new colors with no hassle. A good set of neutral basics will help you embrace the creative spirit of Very Peri, and you can explore and experiment with new color and style combinations as often as you like.
Very Peri for Your Palette
What better way to show off the Very Peri touches to your porch, patio, or garden than by hosting a get-together for family and friends? A cool refreshing drink on a springtime afternoon is a great way to bring everyone together. This lavender lemonade recipe from allrecipes.com is sure to impress and highlight the periwinkle accents to your outdoor space. So, pour yourself a glass, kick back, and enjoy the company!
Lavender Lemonade Recipe:
- 2 cups boiling water
- 1 cup lavender flowers
- 2 cups cold water
- 1 cup lemon juice
- 1 cup sugar
- Place the lavender in a pitcher and pour the boiling water over the lavender.
- Cover with plastic wrap and allow to steep 10 minutes.
- Strain and discard the lavender from the water and return the water to the pitcher.
- Add the cold water, lemon juice, and sugar to the pitcher and stir until the sugar dissolves.
- Refrigerate until serving.