A brand new color was announced as Pantone’s 2022 Color of the Year and it’s a pleasant, fun, cool, and chic shade of blue called Very Peri. We absolutely love this hue and expect to see it in fashion, home and decor, shoes and accessories, and at weddings! For ideas on how to incorporate the very lovely Very Peri color into your wedding, the floral experts at Rose Hill Flowers – Weddings and Events have listed a few below.
What Color Is Very Peri?
According to Pantone, Very Peri is “a dynamic periwinkle blue hue with a vivifying violet-red undertone.” “Peri” is a shortened version of “Periwinkle,” which is a delicate but charming bluish flower. This is where the peri(winkle) color comes from. When Pantone came up with their Color of the Year for 2022, instead of choosing from their vast collection of colors, they custom-made a new color. Just don’t call it purple!! Very Peri is very much periwinkle through and through. Pantone describes Veri Peri as an “enthusiastic blue hue whose whimsicality lends itself to unpredictable color harmonies and spontaneous color statements.”
What Does Very Peri Mean?
Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, further states that “Very Peri displays a spritely, joyous attitude and dynamic presence that encourages courageous creativity and imaginative expression.” Who knew a color could do so much? Very Peri is very cool, indeed!
Easy Ways to Add Very Peri to Your Wedding
Wedding Party Attire
A pop of Very Peri color against white or a dark blue makes for a great accent in wedding apparel. Think of a Very Peri-colored tie, handkerchief, or cumberbund for males and Very Peri bridesmaids’ dresses contrasting with the white of the bride’s dress. This is a color perfectly suited for a mother-of-the-bride dress as well.
Wedding Bouquets & Florals
You could go all out and have a Very Peri color theme in your wedding, or include it in small ways that still make a significant impact. Including Very Peri in your wedding florals is a great way to showcase the beauty of this hue. Besides the actual periwinkle flower, various other blooms that come in a Very Peri color are hydrangeas, geraniums, grape hyacinth, false indigo, lavender, wisteria, and blue bellflowers. Use any of these blooms in your bridal bouquet, bridesmaids’ bouquets, boutonnieres, table settings, arches, or other floral decor for a Very Peri presence.
Shoes, Jewelry, & Accessories
Wedding shoes in Veri Peri are a very nice way to complete the bride’s look. Subtle pops of Very Peri can also be incorporated into the bride’s look via jewelry, ribbons in her hair, a floral crown, or nail polish.
Wedding Reception Decor
Veri Peri plates, napkins, placeholders, tinted vases, chair sashes, and table runners are all good ways to include this color into your wedding reception. You can even have Very Peri-colored mocktails or macarons to delight your guests.
Wedding Cake & Desserts
Very Peri cupcakes, anyone? Yes! If you don’t want to go all out with a Very Peri wedding cake, just add accents of this color for decoration. Very Peri looks awesome against white!
Invitations & Favors
Very Peri is a classic color and works wonderfully for invitations. It also pairs well with other colors and can be easily included in guest favors in you plan on having them. Veri Peri looks lovely on signage and escort cards, too.
Versatile, vivacious, and vivid, Veri Peri is a great color to fill our lives with hope, whimsy, and beauty. Perfect for weddings and for our everyday lives, Veri Peri is the color we’ve been waiting for. To discuss how to include Very Peri into your wedding, or for any of your wedding florals needs, Rose Hill Flowers is here to help!