Let it be said from the outset that I’m not a trendy person. In Australia an untrendy person is often referred to as a dag, and I’m happy to be daggy. (I think most of us spent 2020-2021 being very daggy as we schlepped around our homes.)
But 2022 approaches and brings with it the promise of a better year (please, please, please). So let’s shake off our dagginess and check out the colour trends for 2022!
Pantone Colour of the Year 2022: Very Peri
Very Peri is Pantone’s 2022 Colour of the Year. I’m sure Peri refers to periwinkle and not peri-menopause, which is a pity. I am indeed Very Peri.
Were you surprised it was purple? I was! We just had Ultra Violet as the Colour of the Year in 2018! And Radiant Orchid in 2014. I think the purple cartel has infiltrated Pantone’s committee.
I’m not a huge fan of purple but I do prefer those heavy on the blue, such as Very Peri (as opposed to the rosier Radiant Orchid). So if it has to be purple, I guess I can handle this one.
I also sewed a twin size Diamonds in the Deep quilt for my second youngest son (purple’s his favourite):
I worked some purple into this Zed quilt, which I made for my niece:
I also made her a matching cushion using the Stash Magnet quilt block:
Trying to Love Very Peri
In an attempt to bond with purple I’ve pulled all the Very Peri fabrics from my stash.
I was originally going to make an inverted Stash Knockout quilt (with the purple as the background colour) but changed my mind at the last moment.
This one is still in progress, but I’m enjoying these fabrics a lot more in a group than when taken individually.
Very Peri Fabric
If you have any Very Peri fabric favourites, please do leave them in the comments!
Very Peri Colour Palettes
You could also add some accent colours to your Very Peri fabric choices. I test drove some colour combinations using my Scrappy Cross block (you can find the tutorial for this block over here).
A nice mossy green comes to mind straight away – I’m thinking of flowering heather.
As Very Peri is a blue-based purple it will pair nicely with other blues (I love navy, especially):
Perhaps with some lavender, as the white is a bit stark:
Hmm, maybe bring the white back again:
Pantone are recommending some light gold:
And also with some earthy brown:
What do you recommend as an accompaniment to Very Peri?
Kona Cotton Solids Colour of the Year 2022: Cosmos
The Kona Cotton Solids Colour of the Year is –drumroll– Cosmos! Hmm, what colour exactly is Cosmos? Must be an inky black, reminiscent of deep space?
It’s certainly very rich and vibrant. When purple meets fuchsia. I suppose I can love this.
And hey, Kona Cosmos looks great with Very Peri! This combo really packs a punch.
What about this party version? That white cross is working hard to keep those two under control!
Etsy Colour of the Year 2022: Emerald Green
YAY!! I love me some green!
Etsy also likes to predict the trends and I imagine they have a lot of data at their fingertips. I hope they’re right about this one.
I made an emerald green version of the Up and Away quilt earlier this year:
And I also made this green quilt in 2017 (when Pantone’s Colour of the Year was Greenery):
There’s also quite a bit of green in this version of the In The Stars quilt pattern:
2022: A Colourful Year for Sure
Here’s hoping 2022 will be full of good news for all of us.
Please take care and I’ll see you on the other side of the New Year!
P.S. The trends must be right as Her Majesty is never wrong!
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