Every year, Pantone selects a Color of the Year. For 2022, the color is Very Peri. Here’s an image from the Pantone website:
I love the idea of a color of the year. I love the meaning that Pantone has ascribed to the color- joy, creativity, courage, and imagination.
We all need those qualities every year – not just after the difficult times of 2021 and 2020. So I’m embracing Very Peri and all of its feels.
I’m not a color expert. I’ll be honest – when I see Very Peri, I think “oh, purple!” Love it! But of course it’s so much more than just purple. It’s nice to remind myself that just as there are many hues and tones and tints and shades in colors, there are all of those same dimensions in people, too.
As they say, we contain multitudes. That’s important to remember when we have tough times. We have a deep well of strengths and experiences and wisdom and hopefully, love, that we can draw on when we need it.
Color has always carried symbolism. But the meaning have varied from culture to culture. In ancient societies, only royalty could wear purple. In American culture, white is for brides and black is for mourning. But in Asian cultures, white is for mourning, and red is for celebration. The gun violence prevention movement uses orange to remind us to save lives. Color can carry a message. What does it say to you?
I love all kinds of purple – including Very Peri. But I’d love to know what you think!
- Does Very Peri make you feel more creative? More joyous?
- What feelings or emotions or qualities do you want for 2022?
- What color creates those feelings for you?