As you know every year Pantone declares a particular color. This year, Pantone has announced Very Peri (aka Pantone #17-3938) as the Color of the Year 2022. This is a unique blend of red and blue which displays “a carefree confidence and a daring curiosity that animates our creative spirit”.

Luckily for us, this hue, which has notes of blue with violet-red undertones, has been a popular choice at weddings for quite some time. From floral arrangements and cake to stationery and bridesmaids’ dresses, there's no end to the potential Very Peri inclusions for 2022 and 2023 weddings. So, if you’re still trying to pick your wedding colors, or your wedding theme is creative, dynamic, and curiously optimistic then Very Peri very well may be made for you.

“It’s a symbol of the global zeitgeist of the moment and the transition we are going through. As we emerge from an intense period of isolation, our notions and standards are changing, and our physical and digital lives have merged in new ways.” – Pantone Color Institute


How Can You Use It?

The Pantone 2022 color of the year gives brides and grooms a lot of wedding theme flexibility. Many themes, such as Traditional, Boho, and Modern, are intertwined with the concept of time. Wedding themes also aim to portray certain energies and emotions. Since Veri Peri has so many of these notions embedded into it, it’s only a matter of choosing an aspect you want to focus on and bringing it to life with the right palette.

Very Peri would be a very bold choice as the main color of your wedding palette. Brides and grooms are likely to prefer the traditional route and to enhance their black tuxedos and white wedding gowns with splashes of the award-winning hue. For grooms, think boutonnieres, ties, vests, shoes, pocket squares, and other accessories. Brides should also consider shoes as well as hairpieces, jewelry, and belts.

Another great opportunity to make use of this red-blue transition is the bride’s bouquet. Very Peri occurs naturally in nature, and you will have a lot of flowers to choose from.

The secondary colors you choose to work with can drastically change the energy of your theme. For energetic summer weddings, add natural greens and bloom-inspired ochres. For sophisticated weddings, pair Very Peri with neutrals and earth tones.

Makeup and Accessories

Brides, grooms, and guests will appreciate the dramatic impact that Very Peri can add to makeup and accessories. Be it eyes, nails, or hairpieces, use this hue as an accent, full block, or a muted matte to connect your look with the rest of the wedding theme.


A simple white background with Very Peri text and ornamentation will be absolutely stunning. Modern brides may prefer to make use of “Amusement”, one of Pantone’s official color palettes for joyous and whimsical weddings.

Just be a little more cautious about this color: A light purple on white could be difficult to read. If you are taking our design advice, make sure that the letters are large enough for even your most elderly guest to read. If that’s not possible because there isn’t enough space, use black for your text and reserve Very Peri for your background image and borders.


Boho and rustic brides are in luck too. Very Peri makes for a delicious-looking icing hue.

This can be applied as a highlight to a traditional white cake with dried purple flower petals for additional ornamentation.

Trendy couples should strongly consider a nude wedding cake decorated with nature’s most tempting fruit like blackberries, blueberries, and passionfruit.

Very Peri is also a great color to use as a gradient for couples who want to blend a little modern style into an otherwise traditional wedding.


Finding an exact Very Peri Pantone match in nature will be difficult. However, there are some very close matches that will do the trick perfectly.

Lavender, bellflower, balloon flower, and allium, or just a few of the options you have at your disposal. Compliment the purple colors with a variety of greens, whites, and textures for best results.

Aisle Decoration Ideas

Lean on the neutrals and calmer colors from your wedding pallet for your hung fabrics. Flank the aisle with purple petals and purple flower pew ends.

The same rule of thumb applies to outdoor summer and spring garden themes.

Hang purple flowers from the backs of white or wooden chairs and use the same treatment for archways.

Bohemian and rustic wedding themes can push things further by following the same design logic and adding some of the hues from the official “Wellspring” Panton color palette.

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