Pantone's 2022 Color of the Year

Posted on 24 January 2022

2022 is here and with it, new hopes, dreams, and aspirations. Enter Very Peri, Pantone’s Color of the Year. We love lively colors here at Anthony’s and have long had a place in our hearts for periwinkle. It is a lovely bluish color with undertones of reddish violet, creating a gorgeous hue that is equal parts calming and vivacious. At Anthony’s, we have carried periwinkle-colored clothing for years, and we think it’s high time that this purplish-blue gets its due!

Each calendar year, the Color of the Year is decided upon by the Pantone Color Institute, a consortium of global color experts who see the emerging color trends not just as visual design fads but also as having a more profound purpose in expressing the moment’s universal psychology. In this way, the Color of the Year represents our shared story- where we are coming from, where we are going, and the challenges faced along the way. Of course, the Pantone Color Institute primarily exists to consult industries about practical color usage. Still, the Color of the Year offers hope and a wider perspective on our current collective situation.

This year’s Pantone Color of the Year is extra special- it is the first time since the year 2000 when Pantone began to name a yearly color, that the color institute has created a new color for the occasion. In past years, it was always an existing Pantone hue that was heralded as the annual color, but for 2022, it was decided that an entirely new shade would represent these “unprecedented” times.

Still in the midst of a global pandemic and at the brink of new innovations in digital technology, 2022 is already off to an interesting start. Very Peri is a reflection of the creativity and adaptability necessary to thrive in this historical moment. We’ve all been through the wringer, but in this time of social isolation, there have been many advances towards greater virtual connectivity. As the Pantone Color Institute states, “displaying a carefree confidence and a daring curiosity that animates our creative spirit, inquisitive and intriguing Very Peri helps us to embrace this altered landscape of possibilities, opening us up to a new vision as we rewrite our lives.”

In this spirit, we would like to share with you some of our absolute favorite periwinkle resort wear pieces so you can add this gorgeous color and its exciting qualities to your life.


Mesh Crew Neck UPF50+ Dress by IBKUL

IBKUL Mesh Crew Neck UPF50+ Sun Shirt

A mesh insert on the crew neckline of this IBKUL dress makes it sporty and streamlined, while the dual zippered pockets ensure that you can store your essentials close by. Plus, with the moisture-wicking and sun-protective UPF50+ fabric, you’ll be shielded from UV rays all day. Best of all, this long-sleeved dress is positively adorable!

Solid Ruffle Neck UPF50+ Top by Anthony’s Resort Wear

Anthony's Resort Wear Solid Ruffle Neck UPF50+ Top

This cute ruffled top has a delightful, feminine neckline and it is made by none other than Anthony’s Resort Wear. This top also has UPF50+ fabric for superior UVA and UVB protection plus comfortable ¾ sleeves, so you can keep your skin safe from the damaging effects of the sun. This top shines alongside a white pant or a scalloped white short for a perfect springtime ensemble.

Periwinkle Lines Pull-On Ankle Pant by Krazy Larry

Krazy Larry Periwinkle Lines Pull-On Ankle Pant

Krazy Larry’s pull-on ankle pants are tailored in a classic silhouette that smooths and hugs your curves, and this variation features a glorious periwinkle background decorated with white sketched lines. This pant is made from a stretchy bengaline fabric and has a wide pull-on waistband for extra comfort. Pair this ankle pant with a plain white tee and a white scalloped cardigan for an irresistible outfit.

Blooming Logan Skort by Ana Clare

Ana Clare Blooming Logan Skort
Ana Clare makes clothing for active women and this skort is a prime example. With sewn-in shorts and pull-on styling, this charming bottom is fun and practical to wear for tennis or other sports. This skort has playful white daisies printed on a periwinkle background and it works great with a ruffled white top and white sandals for a fresh, resort-ready ensemble.

Crochet Soleil Layer Tankini Top & High Waist Bikini Bottom by Beach House

Beach House Crochet Soleil Layer Tankini Top & High Waist Bikini Bottom

This tankini top and bikini bottom are a match made in heaven! With a draped, crocheted fabric, this swim top is a dream, and its jazzy handkerchief hemline adds even more style. The high-waisted bottom, in a matching periwinkle, is full-coverage and comfy to boot. Both pieces have UPF50+ technology, making them ideal for splashing in the ocean or pool all day.

With 2022’s Very Peri in mind, we look forward to a year imbued with bold ingenuity and fresh possibilities. Feeling inspired? One of the best ways to infuse your life with the qualities of the 2022 Color of the Year is by incorporating periwinkle into your daily looks. What are your favorite pieces of periwinkle clothing? Let us know in the comments below!

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  • Valentina: January 31, 2022

    I love very peri. I’ve been wearing it a lot this season. It’s so feminine and perfect for Florida. I recommend this gorgeous palate too elevate your look and lift your spirits!

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