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Pantone announces the color of the year 2022

Pantone announces the color of the year 2022

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Very Peri is the trend color of the year 2022

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Every year, the color institute Pantone selects the color of the year. For 2022, Very Peri is named Pantone Color of the Year.

It’s proclaimed! The new Pantone color for 2022 is called Very Peri, a reddish-purple shade of blue. For the first time in the history of the Pantone color, the trend color of the year was specially created. And this is what the Pantone color looks like:

According to the Pantone Institute, the choice of the Pantone color 2022 was influenced by Generation Z and especially the gamers among them. The color is used relatively frequently in games. But you can also find the color in nature. Lavender, lilac and especially the periwinkle plant (periwinkle) bloom in this delicate lilac. Also: We can really use the calming effect in times of Corona and Co.

We have selected cool looks for you in the Pantone color of the year 2022:

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2020 brought many changes and special features, and Pantone has come up with something special for the new year 2021. For the past few years, the Pantone Color Institute has always chosen one color as the trend color of the year, but this time it will be a combination of two colors. Ultimate Gray and Illuminating are two distinct colors that support each other as an ensemble. This also expresses the current mood perfectly. Ultimate Gray is practical and solid, and Illuminating is a shade of yellow that is warming and optimistic.

“Together, the solid Ultimate Gray and the radiant Illuminating convey a positive message of inner strength. Practical and robust, yet warming and optimistic – this is a color combination for hope and resilience. Strength and confidence are nourishment for the human soul,” so reasoned the Pantone Color Institute makes its decision.

The two trend colors of 2021 bring color into the wardrobe. The trend towards gray was probably already looming in 2020 in the form of gray jogging pants, which most people wore because of the pandemic and thus made them a fashion piece. This is now joined by a hopeful yellow, which should ensure a lot of good mood. At the runway shows of the designers for the fashion trends in spring/summer 2021 you could already see a few looks in the trend colors.

In today’s world one wishes for trust, hope and confidence. This is exactly what the Pantone color Classic Blue should radiate for the year 2020. The deep blue hue evokes both the constant and the sky at dusk, an impeccably tailored suit, calm water or a bowl of perfectly ripe blueberries. Due to the calm and security that this tone conveys, it is only understandable that one longs for a classic despite all the fast pace.

“Smooth, appealing and inspiring, Classic Blue stands for harmonious interactions. Universally coveted, it reminds us that every night is followed by a morning,” Pantone explains the choice.

After the trend went in a young and fresh direction with Living Coral last year, 2020 is dedicated to a color classic that is supposed to have a calming effect, but can still make a color statement. Classic Blue is both gender and season independent, making it accessible to people in all walks of life.

If not already in the wardrobe, Classic Blue can be wonderfully integrated into your own style. Whether as a splash of color combined with minimalist black, white and gray or as color blocking – the blue tone is a real eye-catcher due to its intensity.

The trend color of 2020 can also be easily integrated in beauty. If blue make-up has been too much for you, you can slowly approach it and, for example, opt for a simple eyeliner in the trend color. Combined with light lipstick creates an exciting look.

Classic Blue is just as good on fingernails, because blue nail polish has long since gained in popularity.

Nature as a role model

At times of species extinction, in which corals are almost extinct in many places or only shimmer greyish, the color institute Pantone sets an example and lets the corals shine again, at least in fashion: Living Coral was named color of the year 2019. A bright orange with golden undertones that, according to Pantone, “reflects the warmth, nourishment and protection of coral reefs for marine life.”

“The cheerful, life-affirming coral red with golden undertones is energizing and invigorating in a gentle way,” Pantone explains the decision. The color of the year is always a reflection of the times. Digitization has been cited as a key trend leading people to crave authenticity and genuine experiences – which Living Coral seeks to embody.

Coral Red – the successor to Ultra Violet

For more than 20 years, the Pantone Color Institute has named the trend color for the following year every December. When choosing the trend color, the color experts orientate themselves on seasonal trend forecasts, color psychology and color advice. New technologies or social media platforms also play a role. What they proclaim as a trend usually dominates the colors in fashion, as well as in the interior and design area. Last year “Ultra Violet” won the race, in 2017 the shade of green “Greenery” was declared the trend color. And even then, the experts were spot on with their prognosis!

Heidi Klum has a flair for color

One who showed a good nose for color trends early on was Heidi Klum. She already wore a coral red dress to the Creative Arts Emmy Awards in September 2018 – and it drew everyone’s attention.

In the new season we can look forward to dresses, tops, bags, accessories and shoes in coral red. The past few years have shown that Pantone color forecasts mostly hit the nail on the head. And if you take a look at the runways of the big fashion houses, it quickly becomes clear that no fashion fan will be able to avoid Living Coral in the new year. The good thing about it: The pastel shade flatters all types – whether blond or brown, coral red really suits every woman. And if you only want to wear the color trend discreetly, simply grab nail polish or lipstick in the trendy shade.

What colors go well with coral red?

In the color combination, white is particularly good; those who rely on color blocking combine it with a rich red, but warm earth tones, taupe and gray variants also make an excellent match with coral. Both gold and silver are great companions for jewelry, and coral red is also a real eye-catcher when worn as eyeshadow!

But Pantone isn’t the only company that does trend scouting with color experts every year – PPG Paints, for example, chose a dark green called “Night Watch” as the color of the year for 2019.

And if you are already curious about the new trends, you should take a look at this: fashion trends for spring/summer

Also see: Giambattista Valli x H&M – The Collection

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