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January 18, 2022 | Kitchen Design

Incorporating the Pantone Color of the Year 2022 at Home

Pantone Color of the Year 2022

Some say dogs only see in black and white. Others believe it to be more like hues of blues and yellows. Either way, imagine going through life with the inability to see a full range of colors. It would be rather sad, wouldn’t it? 

Colors bring life to things. It has an impact on our mood and our motivation. It can drive us to do amazing things and feel good doing it or it can help us feel mellow and get a great night’s sleep. It doesn’t matter what room it is, you control the vibe in that room based on the color you place in it. 

Your kitchen is the heart of your home. It is the place where you and your family spend so much time, whether intentional or not. It should be a room where you feel good and serene. You should want to feel encouraged to cook nourishing meals there. You should want to help your algebra student ace tomorrow’s exam. You should want to have that glass of wine with your bestie while catching up on the chaos of life. And, of course, you should want to have that romantic candlelit dinner with your person after the kids are fast asleep. 

The kitchen holds a lot of memories and a lot of secrets. It’s definitely a happening spot in your home – and it should be treated as such. Why not transform it with the Pantone Color of the Year 2022?

What is the Pantone Color of the Year 2022?

The Pantone Color Institute is composed of all types of marketers, designers, and creators that come together to give a splash of color to the world. They are known as being a defining voice in the design industry as well as for those looking to drive consumers. As we said, color can make you feel all sorts of ways. 

So, every year since 2000, this trusted voice unveils the color of the year. And this year, the color is Very Peri. It is like a rich color of periwinkle – but, whatever you do – don’t call it purple. 

According to Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of The Pantone Color Institute, “As we move into a world of unprecedented change, the selection of Pantone 17-3938 Very Peri brings a novel perspective and vision of the trusted and beloved blue color family, “Encompassing the qualities of the blues, yet at the same time possessing a violet-red undertone, Pantone 17-3938 Very Peri displays a spritely, joyous attitude and dynamic presence that encourages courageous creativity and imaginative expression.”

Very Peri and Stainless Steel

If there were a million dollars in our back pocket we would be willing to bet that you have never considered adding the color periwinkle throughout your kitchen. But, what if you did? Just think about it!

Very Peri could find its way into your light fixtures, your walls, cabinetry, and more. Maybe even your kitchen table? It can be all around and be so dazzling. Just deciding to use the color in your kitchen pushes you to be bold, just like the psychology behind the color. How about that? 

Truth be told, having Very Peri in your kitchen could look really nice right next to some stainless steel appliances. Can you picture it? The deep color that it brings combined with the shiny stainless steel is a great combination. They compliment one another very well. 

There is no rule book that says you have to choose Very Peri for your kitchen. But, if you do, you don’t have to use a lot. Even small doses of this dominant color are all it takes for it to make a great first impression – and a lasting one, too. 

If you are ready and are interested in this color of the year, find ways to make it work in your kitchen. 

The Importance of Color in the Kitchen

We keep talking about how important color is in the kitchen because it is not something that is usually given a lot of thought. Sure, we think of things like the color of cabinets or flooring or countertops – but color, color? Not usually. But this one, often overlooked, piece of design can transform an entire space. 

Below are a few commonly used kitchen colors that you may want to consider, as well as the psychological meaning behind them. Who knew?

Black. Yes, it is dark. And sure, it doesn’t brighten up the place. But, black is always symbolic of elegance and sophistication. When placed in a kitchen alongside stainless steel appliances, it is stunning.

White. When we see white we think clean lines, clear or clarity, and pure. According to color psychology, a kitchen decked out in white looks clean and neat. 

Red. The color most associated with passion, red, is a positive, feel-good color. It can be eye-catching in a kitchen and completely transform a space simply because it demands attention. 

Yellow. Color psychology says this is the color of joy and happiness. It is also energizing. Yellow works great in brightening up a kitchen and works beautifully alongside stainless steel appliances. Besides – a shade of gray and yellow was Pantone’s colors last year so you know they pair well together.  

So, whether it is Very Peri or something else, consider the power of color in the kitchen. It really has more of an impact than you would think. 

Your Kitchen, Your Design

As kitchen experts, we know who ultimately has the final word when it comes to adding things to a kitchen – and that’s you. If you are very happy with your kitchen the way it is, then keep it. If you are looking for a change, then change it. Your color could be Very Peri or it could be something else entirely. Or maybe you prefer a plethora of colors. 

Sometimes staying on top of the trends can help you find something that makes you feel good. Since you and your family spend so much time in the kitchen you want it to be a nourishing place of warmth and comfort. It is up to you to decide if that includes Very Peri.