How to Use the 2022 Pantone Color of the Year in Your Wedding

A bride and groom wearing the Pantone color of the Year for 2022 and holding hands.

Pantone has been designating a “Color of the Year” for 23 years—and each time, it influences product development, purchasing decisions, fashion, home furnishings, and product packaging across the globe. This is always a way of predicting what color will be popular, further dictating color palettes that will be all the rage throughout the course of the year.

With that being said, it could be fun and on-trend to incorporate this hue into your wedding day. Below, we explore what the color of the year is for 2022 and how you can use it in your wedding in both big ways and small ways.

Pantone Color of The Year: 2022

Introducing the 2022 Pantone Color of the Year: Very Peri. This color is a delightful hue of periwinkle, offering a soft and subtle yet playful twist on the color purple.

Executive director of the Pantone Color Institute Leatrice Eisman spoke about the color choice. “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 with its violet red undertone, PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri displays a spritely, joyous attitude and dynamic presence that encourages courageous creativity and imaginative expressions.”

Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute, Laurie Pressman, further commented on the choice of Very Peri. She noted that this color reflects the global innovation and transformation taking place within the culture of the world right now. She cited that the color is a red violet infused blue that “highlights the expansive possibilities that lie before us.”

How to Incorporate Very Peri into Your Wedding

Without further ado, let’s get into how you can incorporate this beautiful color into your wedding.


One way to add this soft and feminine color to your wedding is through your stationery. Even if it’s just used as an accent color, adding it to your invitations or day-of stationery pieces can make an impact and serve as a beautiful way to showcase the shade a more subtle way.

Bridesmaid Dresses and Groomsmen Accessories

A surefire way to add colors that you love to your wedding is to dress your wedding party in them. Having your bridesmaids wear periwinkle dresses and the groomsmen wear ties, pocket squares, or even just socks in this hue is a fun way to not only use the color, but to brighten the look of your wedding overall.

Wedding Flowers

Bridesmaids holding small bouquets with white and purple flowers.

Another way that makes it easy to add color to your wedding day is through your flower choices. Periwinkle flowers are sure to make a beautiful impact on your big day. Consider adding blue hydrangea, which have a periwinkle look to them, or vinca flower to your bouquets, centerpieces, or other floral decor pieces with your florist.

Reception Linens

Your reception linens are another fun way to add Very Peri to your wedding day. Consider napkins in this hue or even tablecloths. What a fun way to make your reception room pop!

Very Peri Confetti

Some couples like to have their guests blow bubbles once they walk back down the aisle and others opt for confetti. If you’re going the confetti route, consider making it the Pantone color of the year to pay tribute to the special year of your wedding.

Wedding Cake or Desserts

Purple frosted cupcakes for a wedding reception.

Your wedding cake is an unexpected area where you can make a statement at your wedding and add in color. Ask your pastry chef to incorporate the Pantone color onto your cake and let them use their creative license to really make it their own!


Different parts of your wedding day could benefit from draping or tapestries that are artfully hung. For instance, using fabric around your ceremony arch or drapery around your head table is sure to make an impact. Go for fabrics that feature the Very Peri colorway to add this hue to your wedding.

There are so many ways to incorporate every color of the rainbow into your wedding day. Paying tribute to the Pantone Color of the Year for a 2022 wedding will always remind you of the year you tie the knot, making it very special.

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