Unique Ideas for Using Pantone COY 2022 Very Peri in Your Wedding
Every year, Pantone announces a new Color of the Year, a shade that they feel will influence fashion, interiors, product design – and weddings! – in the year to come. The COY for 2022 is extra special. For the first time, Pantone has created a brand new shade and called it Very Peri. It’s an energetic shade that Pantone describes as “a dynamic periwinkle blue hue with a vivifying violet-red undertone that blends the faithfulness and constancy of blue with the energy and excitement of red”, and says “displays a spritely, joyous attitude and dynamic presence that encourages courageous creativity and imaginative expression.” Sign me up!
Of course, periwinkle isn’t a new shade when it comes to wedding design. The challenge is to bring it into your big day in a new way, in unexpected combinations or as an eye-catching pop of color, rather than going all-out on Very Peri everything. Or use this shade as a starting point for a tonal palette of soft purples, or a moody spectrum of plum, mulberry, and eggplant. It’s all about getting creative with color and having fun! So here are 5 unique ideas for using Very Peri in your wedding.
Wisteria hysteria. There are lots of gorgeous florals that can be used to bring Very Peri into your arrangements. For example, hydrangeas, grape hyacinth, lavender, bellflowers, and periwinkle. But the flower of the moment for 2022 is wisteria, with its dreamy blooms dripping with petals, creating a whimsical, romantic ambiance. Incorporate wisteria into your wedding arch, have it trailing from your bouquet, or use it to create a decadent Bridgerton-style floral ceiling installation. You could also use wisteria as a motif for your wedding stationery. It works perfectly with the English country garden theme that’s also trending this season.
Very Peri bridal attire. Forget blush! Lilac and lavender wedding dresses have been making a splash on the bridal catwalks for the last couple of years. So there are lots of choices out there for a Very Peri-loving bride. If you prefer to wear a traditional white dress for your ceremony, why not change into a dreamy purple gown for the reception? It’s bound to make an impact and also look absolutely gorgeous in photos. Or, if you just want a pop of the shade, wear a periwinkle-colored veil or have a Very Peri manicure.
Blueberry cocktails. Custom cocktails are always a fun way to personalize your wedding and bring color or thematic elements to life. Serve guests specialty cocktails or mocktails with blueberry, acai berry, or lavender flavorings, or use a purple spirit like Empress Gin as a base. Delicious – and on-theme! Garnish with fresh ingredients like blueberries and rosemary sprigs.
Bright and bold color palette. There are so many ways to combine Very Peri with other shades to make a gorgeous wedding color palette. As it’s a strong statement on its own, many couples will choose to use Very Peri sparingly. For example, as a bold pop against a neutral base, or in tandem with other pastels. You could also go for a moody vibe, combining it with other jewel tones, especially for a winter wedding. However, Very Peri also happens to go beautifully with brights like yellow, orange, and even coral. So if you’re a cool, color-loving couple, don’t hold back! Get playful and find a mix you love, then use your combination to inform your floral and décor choices.
Amethyst engagement ring. Gone are the days when brides and grooms felt they had no options beyond the traditional diamond. These days, anything goes! Colored gemstones have become increasingly popular choices for engagement rings over the past few years. So if you’re loving the look of Very Peri, choose an amethyst as your stone. A little bonus from history is that amethyst was associated with Saint Valentine, the patron saint of love and marriage himself! If that’s not a lucky sign, I don’t know what is!
I can’t wait to see these and other Very Peri wedding ideas come to life this year! How about you? Do you love or dislike this brand-new shade?