Color of the year: I’m so blue (not really). Pantone just announced the Color of the Year for 2022, and it’s . . . Very Peri. Speaking technically: PANTONE 17-3938. I’m a little bit sad because Ultimate Gray (the 2021 color) and I are getting along famously and I don’t want to break up just yet. I don’t love Very Peri, at least not yet. It’s very deep and cool. (Like us, so that’s good.)
I must sound like a serious Scrooge, because the Pantone people say this about Very Peri: “Displaying a carefree confidence and a daring curiosity that animates our creative spirit, inquisitive and intriguing PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri helps us to embrace this altered landscape of possibilities, opening us up to a new vision as we rewrite our lives.” And I am all about curiosity, creativity, and intrigue!
“I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music.”-Joan Miro
I don’t take this whole color of the year thing too seriously, as I wear a small, mostly neutral color palette and can always find something I like. And I shop frequently at thrift and consignments stores, so I am buying the Colors of Years Gone By.
But does this mean my favorite shops and online catalogs will be brimming with purpled-blue for the next twelve months? Sheets, coffee cups, iPhone cases, rain boots? Eye shadow, cars, lamps, and curtains? My wardrobe is content with neutrals and a few shots of color, and for home decor I favor warm vivid colors like gold, teal, and warm red.
Here are some small ways I might play with the newly annointed color:
“I’m a drag queen. I want colors that get attention. The world does not need another palette with eight tans and a blue.”-William Belli
What’s your reaction to Very Peri? Does it make you feel blue or uplifted?
Not Dead Yet Style will be “off” next week so we can recharge and refresh, and splash our faces. ☺ Wishing you all the happiest of holidays!
Stay fabulous, xo
Wear what you love, always. Here are some goodies to browse: