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Home decoration ideas inspired by Pantone’s colour of the year

Very Peri is a playful hue that demands attention and invites creativity into any setting. These spaces pack some serious style

By Palesa Kgasane  | April 26, 2022 | Interiors

For 23 years, Pantone’s Color of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including home furnishings and design.

“Very peri is a vibrant shade of periwinkle blue with undertones of energizing violet and red. As we emerge from a period of isolation and change, there is a sense of hope in the air and Very Peri espouses that hope. Leatrice Eiseman, Executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, refers to it as “the happiest and the warmest of all the blue hues,” and happiness, is something we could use a whole lot of in our homes.

“PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri is a symbol of the global zeitgeist of the moment and the transition we are going through. 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,” explains Eisman.

To nail this colour trend without going OTT, play with complementary shades as opposed to shades on the opposite end of the colour spectrum. If you do not plan on doing a complete décor overhaul, and purchasing a couch or a chair is too extreme then experiment with accessories; pillows, throws, rugs and even curtains can be a great inexpensive addition.

We have put together some ideas s on how you can incorporate this cheerful colour into your home. Take it as a fun experiment rather than a study on colour theory. Colours have a powerful way of shifting our mood, Peri might just be the statement colour that will brighten up your space.

Statement furniture

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Wallpaper or accent wall

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