Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2022 revealed

Pantone colour of the year frame on a gradient purple and blue background.
(Image credit: Pantone/Future)

Every year Pantone announces its colour of the year that supposedly reflects whats in store for the year ahead us. But we were certainly not expecting this year's shade, at all. Let us introduce you to Very Peri. 

The shade Very Peri is what Pantone is describing as "periwinkle blue," with hues of both violet and a soft blue. This pastel blue/purple shade is causing some serious nostalgia in us, as it looks like it just stepped out of the 1990s. Pantone describes the colour as having a "courageous presence" that "encourages personal inventiveness and creativity" – but we just think it looks Monica and Rachel's apartment in Friends. Feeling inspired by all this colour talk? Why not check out our guide to colour theory?

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Amelia Bamsey
Staff Writer

Amelia is Creative Bloq’s Staff Writer. After completing a degree in Popular Music and a Master’s in Song Writing, Amelia began designing posters, logos, album covers and websites for musicians. She now enjoys covering a range of topics on Creative Bloq, including posters, optical illusions, logos (she's a particular fan of logo Easter eggs), gaming and illustration. In her free time, she relishes in the likes of art (especially the Pre-Raphaelites), photography and literature. Amelia prides herself on her unorthodox creative methods, her Animal Crossing island and her extensive music library.