Plate full of edible flowers

Each year, we update you on Pantone’s Color of the Year and offer our tips for incorporating the trendy hue in your home and landscape. For 2022, we’re excited to announce Very Peri, a lovely shade of blue with strong purple influence.

As Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute said in a press release:

“The Pantone Color of the Year reflects what is taking place in our global culture, expressing what people are looking for that color can hope to answer. Creating a new color for the first time in the history of our Pantone Color of the Year educational color program reflects the global innovation and transformation taking place. As society continues to recognize color as a critical form of communication, and a way to express and affect ideas and emotions and engage and connect, the complexity of this new red violet infused blue hue highlights the expansive possibilities that lay before us”.

Pantone clearly views Very Peri as the antidote to nearly two years of isolation and transformation. The website states, “Very Peri is a symbol of the global zeitgeist of the moment and the transition we are going through. As we emerge from an intense period of isolation, our notions and standards are changing, and our physical and digital lives have merged in new ways… Very Peri illustrates the fusion of modern life and how color trends in the digital world are being manifested in the physical world and vice versa.”

Fans of both blue and purple certainly have something to celebrate at this moment! Now you have yet another reason to incorporate your favorite cool shades into your landscaping or home interior.

In fact, there is already a species of flower named after this color, called Periwinkles! That might be the most obvious choice for bringing periwinkle into your landscape design, but other types of flowers also display this shade. Look for irises, cornflowers, delphiniums, blue stars, clematis, geraniums, and more.

And if you already have hydrangeas in your yard, adjusting the soil pH can turn the blooms more brilliantly purplish-blue. The more acidic the soil, the more blue the flowers will become.

And of course, you’re not limited to flowers when incorporating a new shade into your indoor or outdoor design. Simply purchasing new throw pillows, a rug, or other accents will allow you to swap out an old look for a new one, without excessive work or expense.

For more help with your landscape design, call us to discuss your ideas. We can assist you in adding new elements to your current yard, keeping the exterior of your home fresh and up to date.

Discover more from McCabe's Landscape

Subscribe now to keep reading and get access to the full archive.

Continue reading