Dear Pantone, Thank Hue so much for this bright, happy change to Very Peri for the 2022 Pantone Color of the Year.
After a year of Ultimate Gray, which reflected the mood of much of the year of 2021, and Illuminating Yellow – which though light and cheery, didn’t quite shine as brightly as expected, we’re excited by this new shade described as ‘a periwinkle shade of blue’.
Since it hasn’t been all that long since we saw a shade of blue [with Classic Blue being the color of 2020], and Ultra Violet reigning supreme just two years prior to that in 2018, our creative team’s bets were on a shade of Orange or Green to make an appearance. But this surprise is good, and we’ve got to work with creating a range of awesome [and exclusive] free templates for you to utilize with our drag-and-drop tools!
We’re also excited about the idea that this color could be used as a base with golden metallics [text, shapes, brushes, and more…].
HOW TO USE THE PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR IN YOUR DIY DESIGNS
It’s not too dark, nor too light – Very Peri looks amazing with a wide variety of colors, particularly muted pastels but also with classic pairings of white and black. In our included free templates, our design team has applied the hue to backgrounds, graphic elements, and text in various amounts so you can choose how much Peri you want to splash!
If you’re wondering how to apply the color to other templates or your own designs, Pantone has not at this stage released an official Hex color code. Our team has matched as closely as is possible, but being a brand new color to the Pantone range it does not yet exist in our Pantone color kits. Rest assured… it’s very close 🙂
9 FREE PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR 2022 TEMPLATES YOU CAN USE NOW!
Here they are – 9 exclusive Very Peri graphic templates for you to click and customize in Easil, for free! If you don’t yet have an Easil account, sign up here and get your 30 Day trial of Plus [no credit card required].. and get creating! Clicking on any of the links below opens them up, ready to go in the Easil design editor.
#1 PURPLES & PERI MOOD BOARD TEMPLATE
When one new color inspires a whole new palette… This mood board template can help you visualize this stunning new color in a variety of color combinations and imagery. Perhaps even inspiring a brand refresh for yourself or a client? For more color matching inspiration, review what Pantone has suggested themselves, in this article.
#2 PERI & BERRIES ARCH TEMPLATE
Peri and berry are the perfect pairings! Team your purple-y blue palette with shades of pink-ish purples for a stylish color combination that works a treat. Adding your image into an arch shape also keeps things modern and keeping with one of 2021’s most popular design looks – that may well continue into 2022!
#3 VERY PERI & PLANTS TEMPLATE
A Very Peri solid base works beautifully with a quote graphic, and simple leaf elements surrounding it. This color is stunning to use just on its own, so you could even remove the framing graphics and have the color and text take precedence as a simple social media post.
#4 PERI SHADOWS TEMPLATE
Add some depth to your Very Peri graphics by layering on some imagery. In this template, we’ve used a popular shadow effect in the background of our Testimonial Graphic template. This contrasts nicely against the flat graphic element placed on the layer above and provides the overall graphic with a professionally-designed feel.
#5 POP OF PERI TEXT TEMPLATE
When your graphic imagery contains shades of lilac, purples, and even soft pinks, Very Peri is a perfect color to use in your text. It avoids the harshness of black text, yet provides ample contrast against the soft hues and legibility when used on white. It’s the perfect way to get started with using this color!
#6 BLOCKED TEXT PERI TEMPLATE
A perfectly versatile template for showcasing affirmations, inspirational text, or even client testimonials, this boxed-in text template layers Very Peri with lighter shades. For an alternative option, try removing the graphic elements behind the box, and adding in your own photographic image
#7 PERI & GOLD TEMPLATES
Periwinkle and gold have to be our favorite of them all, so we’re showing you how you can use this combination on three various templates with text masking, shapes, and other glistening gold elements!
With this new color launching in December, we’re thinking it’s going to be a ‘Very Peri Christmas’ this year and we’ll be getting in on the color trend early! Swap out any dark green, red and blue shades when paired with gold, to get the best effect.
Click on the Very Peri-colored template thumbnails to edit in Easil!
Learn how to use text masking to create metallic text in this YouTube video:
OVER TO YOU
What do you think of the 2022 Pantone Color of the Year selection? Will you be using it in your designs or any evolving branding projects? Send us a DM and let us know, or tag us in your Very Peri creations #MadeInEasil – we’d love to see them!