Pantone Very Peri spring styles - une femme d'un certain âge

I found some Very Peri for your wardrobe

Pantone color of the year 2022: Very Peri.

Ever since Pantone announced Very Peri as the Color of the Year for 2022, many of you have expressed enthusiasm for adding it to your wardrobe. This is a great color for you Summers, though some Winters may find the “icier” versions work for them.

It’s been my experience that Pantone’s designated colors for any season don’t necessarily translate to what’s available on the racks. But I am starting to see versions of this color bubble up as spring collections come in.

Very Peri

Shopping for Pantone Very Peri: Eileen Fisher tee, J.Crew zip cardigan, Cariuma sneakers, Theory jacket.

Most of what I’m seeing that’s close to Very Peri is a softer, less saturated version of it, in a range of shades between lavender and blue.

More Very Peri (& its neighbors)

Soft peach

Though not on Pantone’s list of colors, I’ve been noticing lots of peachy shades in the mix for spring. Great for us with warmer palettes!

J.Crew Cecile sweater blazer in Heather Pale Pink.

J.Crew just introduced a new version of their popular sweater blazer. This one has a one-button closure and I’m intrigued with this light apricot-peach color. (I have this on order, and am hoping the color is really as it looks here.)

Eileen Fisher v-neck sweater in Persimmon.

Here’s another gorgeous peachy sweater. This one is a cotton/Lyocell blend, so wool-free. Available in XX-Small to X-Large.

Talbot's long quilted jacket in peach.

A lightweight quilted jacket has been a real workhorse in my wardrobe. Here’s one in a pretty peachy pink, available in Misses, Petite, and Plus sizes.

What do you think of these colors? Would you wear either of them?

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  1. SuD
    January 27, 2022 / 4:01 am

    As a somewhat soft deep summer, I can vouch for the Very Peri, which looks like a purplish blue color, one of my best blues as long as it falls in the mid tones. I can also getaway with some of the peachy hues if they’re not to bright and lean a little pink.

    • Marie
      January 27, 2022 / 4:56 am

      Thanks! I love deeper purples, so I think the very peri color of the sneakers is the prettiest.
      I also find the muted tones bluer and somewhat blah on me. I can wear the deeper purples.

      I have long auburn hair which I have never colored—-though there is a lot of salt and auburn pepper in the new growth!—so I look good in peach tones and look forward to continuing to wear these.

      As more gray emerges in my hair, I find I can wear slightly different colors/hues. For example, I have always favored greens during the holidays, but now find I can wear some reds.

      I am intrigued by the psychology of color and particularly in cooler weather (I am a warm weather person), often find myself choosing between a color that I find comforting, say a vibrant deep purple top, rather than perhaps one in a rust or gold that perhaps is better for my skin tone.

  2. Mari
    January 27, 2022 / 5:03 am

    No peri peri for me, love the peachy pink with coral pink the colour that brings my face alive.

  3. Diane B
    January 27, 2022 / 5:19 am

    Thanks for finding these for us. I have been looking in the stores when possible and keep hoping for a good selection. It is great for me personally that there is a choice for summers ( soft) which is normally hard to find, so I plan to stock up on items in this colour while available. The shoes are a bit bright, but then again I tend to match my hair with shoe colour, or blush pink as well.

  4. January 27, 2022 / 6:05 am

    I love the peri color, that was the color for my bridesmaid dresses for my wedding. However, now I know it is not in my “autumn” palette. I like the peach color too, think it will be great on you, Susan, but am not sure about it for me.

  5. Sally
    January 27, 2022 / 6:28 am

    No peri for me as I am a vibrant autumn type. The peachy clothing is interesting but I’m not sure it would work—I think rosewood would be a better color for me I was concerned that pastel ‘California’ colors would be coming back …..

    • Susan Blakey
      January 27, 2022 / 6:34 am

      Hi Sally, I’ve seen a lot of Rosewood-ish colors too. Madewell comes to mind. I’ve seen both pastels and saturated colors so far this season, think there will be a little something for everyone.

  6. Linda
    January 27, 2022 / 6:39 am

    Kettlewell’s heliotrope is a great match and a beautiful color.

  7. January 27, 2022 / 7:03 am

    Hi Susan

    I love periwinkle (they say it is a universal color that anyone can wear?). The Pantone version not so much. You found some beautiful periwinkle options. I am going to have to check them out!!

  8. Carol
    January 27, 2022 / 7:08 am

    I have a several-years-old knit blazer jacket from Eileen Fisher that made the Portugal, and I’m actually wearing it to afternoon tea today. Love the color, even before Pantone gave its blessing. 🙂

  9. Eve
    January 27, 2022 / 7:51 am

    I have two new sweaters in this color but never thought about shoes. I might check them out because I’ll be wearing my sweaters with light or dark wash jeans. I got both light and darker in this color. I think with my silver hair, it will be pretty.

  10. barb from Canada
    January 27, 2022 / 8:01 am

    I will love the color of the year, as I am of summer coloring, so I will buy some pieces through the year. Love it and thanks for info and inspiration.

  11. Kathy
    January 27, 2022 / 8:39 am

    I love the color and and recently bought yarn to knit up a lightweight pullover. I think it is an excellent choice for winters with silver hair. I like all the choices you posted.

  12. January 27, 2022 / 10:42 am

    Have you worn the Cariuma sneakers? I have been interested in them but have not purchased.

    • Susan Blakey
      January 27, 2022 / 11:42 am

      I tried on the same style Cariuma’s last year and found them quite comfortable. The only reason I didn’t keep them was that the color (green) was too cool for me.

  13. January 27, 2022 / 1:01 pm

    I’ll take all the periwinkle, please! It actually was the color of my bridesmaids’ dresses for my first wedding back in 1982 (jeez, I would be married to that man FORTY YEARS this summer – eek – I’d either be in the loony bin or jail by now). I loved it. My mother thought it was ugly. She also wore brown to my wedding, even though I told her the color scheme was periwinkle and silver gray. (The men wore morning coats, which my mother also thought were really ugly – specifically, when my dad went to get his fitted the week of the wedding: “What ugly tuxes you picked out.”)

    I absolutely love cool colors! And I want those shoes.

    • Ainsivalavie
      January 27, 2022 / 9:44 pm

      Geez I would have divorced Mom too! Hahaha reminds me of my cousin’s wedding when his new SIL wore black…I don’t mean a chic LBD but full on long sleeved black Victorian mourning with a black hat…only thing missing was a veil.
      Periwinkle is one of my favourite colours too, though it appears we are in the minority.

      • January 28, 2022 / 7:19 am

        I’ll save the divorcing my mother topic for another blog for which might be more appropriate 🙂

        Eek on the SIL!

        I think the deeper peris are the best for me. Pretty sure I’m a summer. What kind, I don’t know. The kettlewell palette test says winter and that makes me happy too.

  14. Kay
    January 27, 2022 / 4:16 pm

    I’ll pass on periwinkle, but that peach in the jacket is gorgeous.

  15. Julie
    January 28, 2022 / 3:05 pm

    Periwinkle is my all time favorite color! It is hard to find. I hope that it is high on the color fashion list this year! Thank you for providing some options.

  16. Cher
    February 26, 2022 / 2:59 pm

    Peach and Periwinkle were my decor colors when I first married back in the mid 80’s. so, I am so enjoying seeing these colors resurrected and it brings back memories of all the peach and blue i had as a new bride.

  17. Marguerite
    February 26, 2022 / 3:24 pm

    I’m enjoying reading all the comments from the summer palette ladies, of which I am one! I sometimes feel like I’m the only summer in the universe. Must be the hardest color palette to shop for, IMO. Thanks for this collage Susan! Your London trip looked wonderful and busy!

  18. Debra
    February 26, 2022 / 4:27 pm

    Yes to periwinkle! It’s one of my best colors and makes my skin glow. I actually ordered that Eileen Fisher Delphine top (I rarely buy EF unless on eBay). I have a Daphne coat in lavender I bought last year. I am lusting after those sneakers!!!!

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