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How to Style the 2022 Color of the Year: Very Peri!

If you’re ready to throw caution to the wind for the summer, Pantone’s 2022 Color of the Year might be just the challenge you’ve been looking for! Very Peri, a vibrant shade of periwinkle, speaks to the unknown future full of possibilities ahead.

While this year’s Color of the Year is rooted in blue, which invokes a sense of trust and familiarity, Pantone claims Very Peri has ” carefree confidence and daring curiosity,” and with its violet red undertone, ” displays a spritely, joyous attitude and dynamic presence that encourages courageous creativity and imaginative expressions.”

If that sounds intriguing, embrace Very Peri with these tips from Goodwill:

Very Peri for Your Home

Painting large walls this vibrant color might not be the best way to work it into your living space, but there are plenty of ways to enjoy Very Peri without fully committing to a purple paradise. Shopping at one of Goodwill’s retail stores is a good place to start! Look for Very Peri-inspired home décor that can act as an accent color in any room.

While we’ve seen warm color trends in the home lately, Very Peri may not pair easily with your current interior design. Designers recommend starting with simple combinations such as pure white, neutral beige, and cool gray and then introducing bright colors like Very Peri. If you’re willing to dig into complex and unique color combinations, interior experts suggest yellow, mint green, blue, and pink.

Thrift items such as cushions, pillows, blankets, towels, or even a rug in purple hues when you shop at Goodwill. Or introduce real or faux flowers for a dash of color!

Very Peri for Your Wardrobe

Sunglasses from Goodwill
Sunglasses from Goodwill
purple purse from Goodwill Cincinnati
Purple Purse from Goodwill

Color is back for spring and summer, and Very Peri offers a ton of style options for your wardrobe! Start with a blazer, which can either be a pop of color paired with neutrals, or opt for head-to-toe purple in a monotone pantsuit. Colorful blazers and jackets are making a statement right now, so why not tie in the Color of the Year?

Summer also means special events such as weddings and parties, and Very Peri would be the perfect color for a cocktail dress. Pair with neutral sandals and a handbag, or work in other bright colors such as blue, pink, or yellow and really make a statement! If you’re not quite ready to turn heads with your use of the color wheel, Very Peri makes a great accent color for bags or sunglasses. 

In athleisure, purple tones are already having a moment. Sneakers, shorts, yoga pants and more can be found in various shades of blue, indigo, violet, lilac, and periwinkle.

Shop at Goodwill for This Year’s Color Trend!

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Pantone chose Very Peri as the Color of the Year as a way to highlight the possibilities before us this year. Now is your turn to chase those possibilities! Shopping at Goodwill is not only a great way for you to have some fun with this year’s color of the year; it’s also a way for you to unlock new possibilities for your neighbor. When you choose to shop at Goodwill, you make it possible for individuals with disabilities and our nation’s veterans to achieve personal and vocational success. Thank you for supporting Goodwill and creating jobs in your community! 

Find your nearest Cincinnati Goodwill thrift store and use the 2022 Pantone Color of the Year as a way to share the color’s ” carefree confidence and daring curiosity” with others. You’ll be glad you did!