Pantone Color of the Year 2022: Very Peri

Color of the Year 2022 Very Peri

It’s official! Pantone announced the Color of the Year 2022: Very Peri ❤️

Pantone just announced the color of the year 2022, we’re all delighted by the choice and the beautiful message behind it. Last year, we were greeted with the marriage between Ultimate Gray and Illuminating, a combination that communicates optimism, resilience, and the promise of better days. This year, however, Pantone is back on schedule with a single rockstar color. The color that will see a lot comes from in 2022 comes from the beloved blue color family: Very Peri.

The Message Behind the Color of the Year 2022

The new Pantone color joins the family with a complex message and deep meaning behind it. According to the color institute, Very Peri is a symbol of the global zeitgeist and the transition the world is going through. It symbolizes the dynamic changes from intense isolation to the blooming courage and willingness to adapt. With this, Veri Peri illustrates the shift towards the digital, modern, and futuristic.

Very Peri Color Values

Very Peri is a new shade of blue, floral, and with a red-violet undertone. This is a new color that never existed on the Pantone catalog until now.

  • Pantone: PANTONE 17-3938 TPG
  • RGB: 102, 103, 171
  • HEXCODE: #6667AB
  • CMYK : 40, 40, 0, 33


Official Very Peri Color Palettes

As it has become a tradition with each new Color of the year, Pantone created four unique and exclusive color palettes that bring the best out of 17-3938 Very Peri in four different ways. The color schemes are versatile in terms of moods.

Very Peri Color Palettes

Balancing Act

The first palette is complementary and shows a natural balance between warm and cool tones.

  • 15-1905 Burnished Lilac
  • 14-1905 Lotus
  • 16-1330 Muted Clay
  • 14-0626 Dried Moss
  • 17-3938 Very Pery
  • 16- 5907 Granite Green
  • 18-1718 Hawthorn Rose
  • 17-1605 Elderberry

A harmonious palette with subtle natural shades of green working with Very Pery.

  • 16-6127 Greenbriar
  • 16-0237 Foliage
  • 18-0135 Treetop
  • 14-0647 Celery
  • 17-0949 Chai Tea
  • 18-3533 Dewberry
  • 17-3938 Very Peri
  • 14-4809 Eggshell Blue
The Star of the Show

A star combination of Very Peri with classic elegant neutrals that conveys sophistication.

  • 19-4007 Anthracite
  • 18-3908 Volcanic Glass
  • 18-1312 Deep Taupe
  • 16-1105 Plaza Taupe
  • 13-0002 White Sand
  • 17-1115 Petrified Oak
  • 11-4201 Cloud Dancer
  • 17-3938 Very Peri

The last color combination is a joyous story with expressive playful pink hues.

  • 17-1341 Tawny Orange
  • 17-3938 Very Peri
  • 15-1040 Iced Coffee
  • 18-2133 Pink Flambe
  • 15-2718 Fuchsia Pink
  • 17-1755 Paradise Pink
  • 13-0932 Cornsilk
  • 16-4411 Tourmaline

The best part of it all is that it didn’t take more than an hour for creative designers to start experimenting with the new Pantone color and the exclusive color schemes. Behance and Dribbble are already full of amazing Very Peri designs.

Very Peri Design Examples

We can talk all we want about how awesome this color is, but nothing speaks louder than action. Let’s dive into the creative work of designers from all over the web who demonstrate the adaptiveness of Very Peri in various fields of design.

Very Peri Through the Eyes of GraphicMama

Feeling inspired and delighted with the choice, we wanted to test the color ourselves. As we love to occasionally give our own cartoon characters makeovers, we had lots of fun giving them the Very Peri treatment.

Innovator Joe Cartoon Vector Character: Very Peri Edition 2022

Innovator Joe Vector Cartoon Character in Pantone Color of the Year 2022 Very Peri

Joe was the first one to get a makeover in the new trendy color. Originally in Black and White, Innovator Joe Cartoon Character got rid of the orange tie and replaced it with one in Very Peri and suitable overall remake. You can get the new 2022 edition with all 112 poses by clicking the button below.

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Sweet Curly Lady Cartoon Vector Character: Very Peri Edition 2022

Sweet Curly Lady Cartoon Vector Character Very Peri Edition 2022

Sunny McCurls is a sweet and friendly lady character casually dressed in a high-waisted pleated dress with a bow as a belt. Originally in a soft green dress with light brown hair, now Sunny has a Very Peri dress with a pink ribbon and fierce modern colored curls to die for. Either business or hobby projects – Sunny can brighten all of them with 112 pre-made poses sporting the new makeover.

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Vector Businessman Cartoon Character with Glasses: Very Peri Edition 2022

Vector Businessman Cartoon Character with Glasses Very Peri Edition 2022

The casual businessman Nick Smart also got trendy in the new Pantone color. The calm casually dressed male character suits various professions with his welcoming vibe. Web designer, architect, senior manager: the roles that Nick may take are countless. The new set features all 112 poses, emotions, and concept illustrations in the new Very Peri color scheme.

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Flying Robot Cartoon Vector Character: Very Peri Edition 2022

Flying Robot Cartoon Vector Character Very Peri Edition 2022

Our favorite robot wanted us to build some new hardware for him in Very Peri and we couldn’t say no. Originally in white and green, the friendly flying robot keeps its futuristic style looking all fresh in the new color scheme. You can check out the new edition presentation poses, concepts, and illustrations with backgrounds below.

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Funny Monster CartoonVector Character: Very Peri Edition 2022

Funny Monster CartoonVector Character Very Peri Edition 2022

In Graphic Mama we surely love our monsters and creatures. This messy-looking lovable monster, for example, wanted to try out the new look and we were happy to help him experiment with the Very Peri treatment. He’s still super lovable and loyal and would love to make your project fun and playful.

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Smart Flat-Style Office Characters: Very Peri Edition 2022

Smart Flat-Style Office Characters Very Peri Edition 2022

In this case, not one, but two of the office characters get a makeover. The Smart Office Man and the Smart Office Lady are made in a flat simple style that goes with all kinds of designs and projects. Now they look even fresher in Very Peri.

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Small Kity Cartoon Character: Very Peri Edition 2022

Small Kity Cartoon Character Very Peri Edition 2022

Here’s our small pink kitten who brings her paw-sitivity everywhere she goes. The little fluffer also received the Very Peri makeover and she’s ready to bring more joy and cuteness to your designs.

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In Conclusion

Colors will always be a critical form of communication and expression. The idea behind creating a new color each year sets Pantone on an interesting path of analyzing social influences, trends, lifestyles, socio-economic conditions, and other factors in order to communicate all of it with one single color. For 23 years Pantone’s colors have influenced multiple industries, especially graphic design, product packaging, fashion, and industrial design.

This time, the Color of the year 2022 symbolizes our resilience and ability to adapt to major changes without losing sight of what really matters. We can’t wait to see you and other designers, illustrators and enthusiasts show off their Very Peri creations so we can all enjoy them. Well, what do you think of Pantone’s choice for Color of the Year 2022? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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Al Boicheva

Al is an illustrator at GraphicMama with out-of-the-box thinking and a passion for anything creative. In her free time, you will see her drooling over tattoo art, Manga, and horror movies.

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