For the first time ever, Pantone has created a brand new color for its Color of the Year! Very Peri is a mix of blues with a red-violet undertone. Pantone states that the purpose for creating a new color is to reflect the global culture. We are living in a time where people are yearning for transformation and Very Peri “displays a spritely, joyous attitude and dynamic presence that encourages courageous creativity and imaginative expression.”

How can you incorporate Very Peri into your home?


Who doesn’t love a good accent wall? Give that battered or scuffed wall a fresh coat of paint with PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri to bring a joyful ambiance to the room.  Have you been meaning to repurpose a piece of furniture but just haven’t decided what to do with it? Give it a few brush strokes of the Pantone Color of the Year and voilà a brand new accent piece.

Pillows & Blanket

Throw pillows and blankets are an easy way to incorporate Very Peri into your home.  You can throw them on the sofa, bed, bench, and outdoor furniture.  Also, you can spice it up more by having different shapes and patterns.  Here are a few fun ones!


Anything you need updating in your kitchen can be replaced with this energetic color from cool glassware to plates to placemats and napkins.  They can be used to bring everyday joy or to really wow your dinner guests like these wine glasses from West Elm.


A vase of flowers breathes life into a room and has been proven to make us happier.  Hydrangeas can range from white to blue and can be found in that perfect Very Peri color!  Place them in a simple vase on your coffee or dining room table and let them do the rest. 

Another flower that’s naturally Very Peri is lavender.  The smell of dried lavender is calming and relaxing.  Plus, it practically needs no maintenance so you can place it in rooms where you normally wouldn’t place fresh cut flowers.  To give a pop of Very Peri to the walls, you can find dried lavender wreaths in all different sizes. 

What colors go best with Very Peri?

Natural colors can sometimes, quite frankly, be a little dull.  By adding a happy color to your grays, whites, and taupes, you convey ageless finesse. Additionally, Very Peri complements colors influenced by nature such as greens and tans creating a calming ambiance. 

You can find a full palette exploration here.