How to get Pantone’s Color of the Year into your home, according to interior designers – CNN

December 17, 2021 by No Comments

While most of us are trying to keep our head above water as we survive the holidays, Pantone is looking ahead — specifically to 2022 — by announcing the color of year. Dubbed “Very Peri,” the periwinkle-esque hue marks the first time the company has created a color from scratch rather than delving into its vast archive of options. “It was really important for us to come up with a new color, because we have a very new vision of the world now,” Pantone Color Institute’s executive director Leatrice Eiseman told CNN, adding, “It is literally the happiest and the warmest of all the blue hues.”

Interior design experts coast to coast couldn’t agree more, telling us (practically in unison) that Very Peri is ab-so-lutely a fit for home interiors. “It’s bold, but also serene; it’s equal parts lively and tranquil; it has some bright energy to it, but it also feels comforting,” explains Think Chic Interiors founder Malka Helft of White Plains, New York. “And I love that it can add a lot of design ‘oomph’ into a space quite easily.”

Bringing more color into the home, says Shaolin Low, founder of the Honolulu-based Studio Shaolin, is always a good thing. “I think after the neutral years of gray, this an amazing departure and moves us toward eclectic styles we are starting to see pop up,” she says, adding, “It’s soothing, playful and feminine, which always makes for a great space, and it’s going to blend easily with the coastal styles we see here a lot in Hawaii, so I think it’s kind of a neutral pop of color — present, but not dominating.”

Lance Thomas of the Louisiana-based Thomas Guy Interiors agrees, saying that the color is actually a versatile workhorse we should all have in arsenals. “Very Peri is a great color choice to warm up a cool-toned room while keeping in a similar color family,” says Thomas. “Table lamps or draperies would be a great way to do that. Conversely, Peri can also be used to cool down a warmer-toned room.”

So, how exactly do we infuse some Very Peri into our homes? Well, there are pretty much only two ways to do it — go big or go small. If …….



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