Color of the Year 2022 Very Peri

The color of the year is here! How pretty is “Very Peri” from Pantone?! This is the first year in a long time that the color of the year isn’t one of the top colors from New York Fashion Week’s spring color palette. While shades of purple have been gaining popularity for some time, this particular shade was a surprise! A good surprise, in my humble opinion.

Periwinkle is a fabulous shade of purple because it has the most blue of any purple hue. It can easily be described as half blue and half purple. Personally, I put periwinkle in the purple family because my eyes see more of the purple than the blue; even though they are evenly mixed. Although, Pantone describes it more as a blue, and they place it in the blue family. They are the world color authority, so they know!

If you go back and look at the spring 2022 color palette, you will see several blue hues, and one purple. Very Peri is a great color to tie them all together. As we move into 2022, you may not always see this exact shade of Very Peri. Use it as a guide and gravitate towards shades of blue and purple. Designers are showing various blue and purple hues which range from pastel, to vivid and bright. There is a shade of blue and/or purple for you!

I found a few fabulous items around the web which are in the periwinkle family. If you want to rock this color now, here are a few options to get you started!

What do you think of Very Peri for 2022? To read more about the color of the year 2022, please visit

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Spring 2022 Color Trends from Pantone and NYFW

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/Swatches on collage courtesy of Pantone /

New York Fashion Week is underway! This means new and fabulous trends to covet for the upcoming spring/summer 2022 season. On the first day of New York Fashion Week every season, Pantone releases their color report which features the top colors from the runways in New York. Of course, they are always fabulous.

The spring 2022 season looks to remain bright, but maybe not as bright, as spring 2021. Designers are favoring vivid hues as well as breezy shades of neutrals. It looks like the perfect season to go pastel one day, and vivid the next! Love!

I am a huge blue fan. These shades of blue are getting me excited for a new wardrobe in the spring season. I will definitely need one! Not only is the stay-at-home thing over, if you have been following along, you know I lost thirty pounds this year. So, a new wardrobe next spring will be in order.

My two favorite colors from the spring/summer 2022 color palette are “Glacier Lake” and Harbor Blue.” Which colors are your favorites?

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Fall 2021 color trends from Pantone and NYFW

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Top ten colors from the NYFW runways for fall/winter 2021/22 from top left: Fuschia Fedora / Mykonos Blue / Spring Lake / Leprechaun / Illuminating (color of 2021) / Rhodonite / Adobe / Pale Rosette / Root Beer / Fire Whirl /

Well, the fall looks bright! New York designers are looking towards a bright and cheery autumn season, which will stay bright and cheerful through the winter 2022 season. We should expect fun, lighthearted color combos on store shelves for fall 2021, which evoke feelings of happiness, hope, and exuberance. After all, by the time fall hits store shelves, the majority of us should be vaccinated, and this pandemic should be behind us. Fingers crossed!

There is noting like bright colors to lift one’s mood; especially yellow which is proven to lighten the mood. I’m looking forward to mixing light neutrals with bright hues when temperatures start to cool off in the autumn season. It will be a different feeling than the usually dark and somber fall season. We should all be cheerful and living the good life as things return to normal. Again, fingers crossed!

I think Fuchsia Fedora for all is a fabulous idea, and I also find myself drawn to Mykonos Blue, and Spring Lake. Those are definitely my three favorite colors from the fall 2021 palette. Now, let’s chat neutrals:

Fall 2021 neutral color trends from Pantone and NYFW

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Top neutral color trends, NYFW  & Pantone from top left: Coconut Cream / Ultimate Grey (color of 2021) / Soybean / Olive Branch /

These have to be the lightest fall neutrals I have witnessed in my career. They look like spring colors! While olive is a traditional fall shade, this one is lighter; like a spring olive hue rather than an autumn color. I think it will be fun to see how designers use it on cool weather clothing. I love the light mood for fall!

Well, there you have it. Like spring, designers are keeping a cheery color palette for 2021, and defying traditional autumn hues. I love the happy and uplifting colors we are seeing for autumn, and I look forward to brightening cold winter days in something bright, like Fuchsia Fedora! What do you think?

Shop spring clothing which reflects fall 2021 color trends online:

Thanks for stopping by, and stay tuned for my NYFW coverage for the fall/winter 2021/22 season this coming week!


*Color swatches courtesy of Pantone. Read Pantone’s report online here.