Colors of the Year
It's that time of year again!
Every year, multiple companies put out their forecast for the color of the year. They look at past trends and guess what will be popular in the upcoming year. Whether they're right or not, it definitely affects both the fashion and design industries. So, let's take a look at Pantone's guess for the Color of the Year, 2022. Let's see what the company itself has to say:
"PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri, a warm and friendly blue hue with a carefree confidence and joyful attitude, emboldens uninhibited expression and experimentation. This enthusiastic blue hue displays a dynamic presence and a whimsicality that lends itself to unpredictable color harmonies and spontaneous color statements. Futuristic in feeling, PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri takes on distinct appearances through application to different materials, finishes, and textures, from shimmery metallics, lustrous sheens, and high-tech materials, to hand-crafted looks and natural fibers."
HOW DOES IT STACK UP?
When it comes to colors, Pantone is only one of the players and is mainly focused on the fashion world. The design industry typically looks to the paint companies to see what will be trending. After all, their entire business revolves around creating colors for design and construction. So, let's see what Pantone's colors look like against the color of the year from Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore.
While mainstream fashion is heading toward periwinkle, the interior design sphere is all about green, and not just with paints. BlueStar Appliances is popular for their wide range of color options, and they released their own color of the year. While kitchen cabinets have already started to transition away from dark green, colored appliances are still a great way to liven up a white kitchen. Blue Star is by far the boldest in its choice of shade, but that makes sense. Appliances can be showpieces. The lighter, neutral-toned greens of Sherwin-Williams, Benjamin Moore, and PPG work well with a variety of colors and styles.
What's your favorite color this year? Does Very Peri make you feel joyful and expressive, or are you drawn more to the greens that are showing up? Be sure to leave a comment and let us know what you think!