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Interior inspiration: Pantone Colour of the Year

Interior inspiration: Pantone Colour of the Year

With a new year, comes a new Pantone colour, and this year’s shade is PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri – a dynamic periwinkle blue hue with a vivifying violet red undertone!

At the beginning of each year, Pantone, the world-leading provider of professional colour language standards announces a new hue to set the style and mood of all things design, interiors and decorating. For the past 23 years, Pantone’s colour experts have been combing the world looking for new colour influences and begin each year with a colour that then influences product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home furnishings, industrial design, product packaging and graphic design.

This year’s tone is described as having a spritely, joyous attitude and dynamic presence that encourages personal inventiveness, courageous creativity and imaginative expression. When used in décor and furnishings, the global colour authority says that PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri, is “evocative of new modernity” and “injects a sense of playful freshness into home interiors, enlivening a space through unusual colour combinations. A versatile shade that animates our creative spirit, PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri is suited to an array of different materials, textures and finishes, providing a pop of colour, whether introduced through a painted wall, accent furniture or home décor, or acting as an intriguing and eye-catching accent in a pattern.”

So, if this year’s rich new shade of blue is thecolour you need on your radar, how can youincorporate it into your home interior?

Firstly, bold colours need to be used in a smart way to be stylish and effective in an interior space, so start by injecting some colour using your accessories and soft furnishings: - Add a pop of this new colour to your living room through a piece of art or a vibrant throw for your lounge suite.

- Make a statement to your bedroom décor with a PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri coloured lampshade or statement rug.

- Add a brightly coloured PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri coffee mug, notebook or key chain to your home office to keep you motivated and bring your workspace to life.

If you’re looking to make a bigger and bolder statement, then why not listen to the experts and embrace a new colour scheme throughout your home. Pantone has created four unique colour palettes to help you bring this year’s feature shade into your life. Each palette conveys a different mood and features three suggested colour combinations integrating PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri, illustrating the versatility of this year’s chosen colour.


According to Pantone, “Balancing Act is a complementary palette of colour whose natural balance of warm and cool tones support and enhance one another. The brilliance of PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri is intensified within this artfully calibrated palette, injecting a feeling of liveliness and visual vibration.”


The global colour authority describes this palette as “a holistic and harmonious blend of nature-infused shades, Wellspring highlights the compatibility of the greens with good natured PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri, and the health-giving properties of these deliciously subtle and nourishing hues.”


Pantone says, “the dynamic presence of PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri comes through in The Star of the Show, as we surround this happiest and warmest of all the blue hues with a palette of classics and neutrals whose essence of elegance and understated stylishness convey a message of timeless sophistication.”


Last but least is the Amusement palette,described by Pantone “a joyous andwhimsical colour story of irrepressible funand spontaneity is amplified by the carefreeconfidence and joyful attitude of PANTONE17-3938 Very Peri, a twinkling blue huewhose playfulness emboldens uninhibitedexpression and experimentation.


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