PURPLE HAZE: HOW TO INCORPORATE VERY PERI IN YOUR HOME
Updated: Mar 14
Ok, technically Pantone's color of the year is a blue with undertones of red. But how do you make the color purple? Exactly. So how do you incorporate such a bold choice into your home? And why Very Peri? Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, refers to the deep periwinkle blue as “the happiest and the warmest of all the blue hues,” citing its “sprightly, joyous, dynamic presence.” (Architectural Digest). As we settle into the new year with fresh perspectives and find new ways to embrace the changes going on around us, it’s only fitting that we reevaluate the ways we can incorporate the new year’s aesthetics into our homes and surroundings as well. Lucky for us, this year we have been offered the unique opportunity to experiment with an entirely new color, “inspired by our more seamless movement between physical and digital realms [...].” (AD) If there is anything we need in our homes after the last two years, sprightful joy and seamless Zoom meetings just might be the top two.
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For those who prefer a more neutral palette, there are still ways to incorporate this new color into your home without overwhelming your senses. We have outlined a few ways you can give it a try depending on your own level of attraction to this joyful new hue.
If you’re a purple person, excuse me, a warm blue with red undertones person, now is your time to shine. You can opt for a two-toned wall moment using textured paint to mellow out this large scale approach. Because this particular color does make a louder entrance, it’s a good idea to balance the effects this can have on your living space by playing with texture and depth in order to find what suits you and your mood best.
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Another bold way to embrace this interior design trend is to use it as a focal point instead of a background theme. Try a larger piece of furniture in a common area such as a new couch, to compliment your other, perhaps more neutral, surroundings while still getting to dive into your whims wholeheartedly.
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I LIKE IT. BUT NOT THAT MUCH.
Digging the idea but not so sure you’re invested enough? No worries, there’s plenty of other ways to claim your stake in the game. Try awakening the space by going for a patterned accent wall or rug, or even popping in a couple of strategically placed textured chairs.
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You can also always try some even more understated changes, such as upgrading your kitchen with some fun dishware, or giving your curatorial skills a whirl by selecting some accent artwork.
Still can’t quite get on the Very Peri bandwagon? You’re probably not the only one! There are still other ways of getting in on the trend, even if only for a few weeks. Some less permanent options are to freshen up your environment and reconnect with this color’s natural habitat by opting for a beautiful bouquet of flowers as a centerpiece or just a pick-me-up for your home office, etc.
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And don't forget...you can't go wrong with a yummy scented candle (save the glassware for a pretty little periwinkle vase!)
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If you’ve caught the itch to change things up, or want to figure out ways to incorporate more color in general within your home, reach out to us through our website or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to connect and help you flesh out your 2022 home improvement plans!