How to incorporate Pantone’s “Color of the Year” into your home

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Each year, Pantone chooses a color that they think best represents current events and what people are hoping for in the new year. Apparently this year required something different because they did something they have never done before: They created a whole new color.

And for 2022, it’s pretty fitting.

“This year’s Pantone Color of the Year reflects what’s happening in our global culture, and expresses what people are looking for that color can hope to respond to,” said Laurie Pressman, vice president of the Pantone Color Institute.

“Creating a new color for the first time in the history of our educational color program Pantone Color of the Year reflects the global innovation and transformation that is taking place.”

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So if innovation and transformation sound like your thing, you’ll love this year’s Pantone Color 2022: Very Peri. (Technically, it’s PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri.)

It is an incessantly bold mix of blue and red that creates a light shade of purple seashell. According to Pantone, “Very Peri shows a happy, cheerful attitude and dynamic presence that encourages courageous creativity and imaginative expression.”

To help you tense these boldly creative and imaginative muscles, here are some ideas on how you can incorporate Pantones Color of the Year into your home.

Inject some personality into your decor

Subdued tones and dull colors were so 2021. Time to replace the old carpet, armchair or lamp with something bright and new! And if you are not ready to go all-out Very Peri but want a line of a similar color, maybe you can choose a rug in a more subtle shade of purple. Who knows? It could be your new favorite floor.

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Paint it on an accent wall

If you are not intimidated by major changes, try to enliven a room with a seashell-accented wall. You can also choose a small room (like the laundry room or a bathroom) to try it out first. Since it is meant to promote a sense of calm and comfort, shells can be a great choice for your study or bedroom as well.

Add some color with accessories

The easiest way to incorporate this year’s color is to choose Very Peri-toned accessories that you can spread throughout the house. Tablets, candles, ceramics, flowers (fake or genuine) – they can all add a nice splash of color to an otherwise dull room.

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Take it outside

Do not forget the outside of your home! Planting pots and outdoor cushions are more opportunities to include Pantone’s brand new shade for 2022.

Choose colors that match the color of the year

Instead of overwhelming your living room with seashells, you can choose to sprinkle it as more of a decorative spice than a main course. If so, focus on choosing colors that go well with it so you can add (or remove) Very Peri decor at will. According to House Beautiful, white, pink, beige, blue, gray, green and orange are mixed with yellow with this year’s color. (Keep this in mind when choosing colors or carpets and floors.)

Book a free floor consultation with Giant Carpet One

Whether this year’s Pantone color makes the cut for your home decor or not, you deserve a living room that looks and feels the way you want it. Updating one or more rooms is a great way to breathe new life into your home – and the best place to start is right under your feet.

If your bedroom, bathroom, kitchen or living room could use a new floor, let the floor experts at Giant Carpet One help. At Giant Carpet One, they know how important it is for you to feel safe in your choice of flooring. With The Beautiful Guarantee, you can replace your rug for free if it does not meet your expectations.

Visit for a free floor estimate or to find a Carpet One Floor & Home store near you.

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