Every year since 2000, the Pantone Color Institute announces its “Color of the Year.” This year’s winner is called Very Peri. I’m definitely a fan of this year’s choice, as it is a pretty blue hue with a violet undertone. But how do we decorate with the shade Very Peri? Before we decide how to incorporate this trending color, lets ask a question. What comes to mind when we think of this shade? The deep sea and natural beauty are some things that I think of. I’m just looking around my own home and I can find a few items in this trending color. I have always liked this shade, as it is rich and soothing.
Around the home, it’s easy to incorporate Very Peri in small doses, highlighting art, accessories, afghans, pillows and accent objects. When it comes to home décor trends and mass merchandising, we are seeing more consumer goods available in softened shades of this hue. Linens and bath towels in soft periwinkle are pretty, whereas in the living room, a couple of pillows in full saturation of Very Peri adds a playful pop of color to home furnishings. Here are a few more ideas how to incorporate this shade into our home.
Ideas for Around the Home
~Paint an accent wall in your bedroom and mix in some pretty coordinating throw pillows on top of a neutral bedding ensemble.
~Consider painting your vanity, or center kitchen island in Very Peri. It will make the whole space pop.
~If your living room color scheme is neutral and a little bland, try it on window panels for drapery then throw a matching afghan over your sofa back.
~ Very Peri can work as well on the exterior of your home as well. This shade is a fun and inviting color to paint your front door. Also bold ceramic pots with flowering greens look especially pretty in this hue.
I look forward to seeing unique color combinations incorporating Very Peri in the upcoming years. For the present time, it is a great companion to all the neutral tones we are still seeing. I will use a pretty Very Peri colored fabric for one of our Deco Wrap no-sew window cornice styles. Stay tuned for our next blog to see it!