For over 20 years, the Pantone Color Institute has selected the "Color of the Year" – meant to be a symbol of the new year to come. The 2022 Color of the Year has been announced as Very Peri. Chosen to convey a message of new beginnings and being open to a new vision for life in the new year, the color was actually created for this special honor – the first time that a new color has been created and chosen for the Color of the Year in the history of the program.
"As we move into a world of unprecedented change, the selection of PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri brings a novel perspective and vision of the trusted and beloved blue color family, encompassing the qualities of the blues, yet at the same time with its violet red undertone, PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri displays a spritely, joyous attitude and dynamic presence that encourages courageous creativity and imaginative expressions," executive director Leatrice Eiseman shares of the new color and selection for this year.
If you're still undecided on a color palette for your wedding day, incorporating violet, periwinkle, lavender, and purple tones into your décor can work well for celebrations in any season. From elegant spring soirées to bold winter fêtes, there are a number of ways to utilize this vibrant yet calming tone throughout the ceremony and reception. While purple weddings have always been popular, we'll likely see even more periwinkle and lavender weddings with this new announcement from the Pantone Color Institute. We can't wait to see the unique ways couples incorporate this color in their design, whether for pre-wedding events or the big day! For pairs who wish to utilize this shade in their celebration, we've gathered a number of ways to do so, below.
View 22 purple wedding ideas inspired by Very Peri, the 2022 Pantone Color of the Year! To see more from each of these real weddings, click on the links below your favorite photos!
If you preferred Pantone's "Color of the Year" from years past, gather inspiration from 2015's Marsala, 2016's Rose Quartz and Serenity, 2017's Greenery, 2018's Ultra Violet, 2019's Living Coral, 2020's Classic Blue, and 2021's Ultimate Grey + Illuminating selections. For more inspiration, view unique ways to incorporate velvet wedding ideas into your big day!