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.
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.
- Top left: Eileen Fisher has several pieces in this color, which she calls “Delphine.” Above, a linen jersey tee.
- Top right: the stripes in this zip boucle sweater look to be a close neighbor to Very Peri
- Bottom left: this is probably as true a Very Peri as you’ll find, as it’s a collaboration with Pantone and Cariuma sneakers.
- Bottom right: an elegant wool-cashmere jacket in a soft shade dubbed “cornflower.”
More Very Peri (& its neighbors)
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 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.)
Here’s another gorgeous peachy sweater. This one is a cotton/Lyocell blend, so wool-free. Available in XX-Small to X-Large.
What do you think of these colors? Would you wear either of them?