The Interior Design Industry is huge and varied and brimming with gorgeous products and thoughtful designs, and each year we see the release of exciting new ranges to beautify our homes and make everyday life a little more comfortable. More people than ever before are paying attention to trends, design, and capturing a style that is right for them and it’s great to see global brands and independent businesses providing products, solutions, ideas and inspiration for every budget, requirement, and style!

While we at McMillan Interiors dislike slavishly following trends, but rather advocate creating a home that is personal, fun, and individual, there is one company that we love to watch for trend prediction: Pantone. 

In December of each year Pantone predict what the forthcoming predominant ‘Colour of the Year’ will be - a prediction based on research, culture analysis, and forecasting trends. 

Pantone colour experts have been researching and predicting colour trends since 2000 by examining colour influences around the world in business, fashion, the arts, the entertainment industry, tourism and even current events. It’s not a science and it’s not set in stone - rather it’s a guide, a suggestion, a commentary on current cultural flow.

2021 was a year of needing to feel that everything was going to get brighter. It was the year of ‘hope’ - the marriage of colour, conveying a message of strength and hopeless that was both enduring and uplifting.

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So, what is the Colour of the Year 2022? *Drum Roll*

As we begin to move out of a crazy period of isolation and into the transformative times, Very Peri, helps to open us up to a new vision, confidence, and curiosity as we rewrite our lives. Now more than ever, the digital world is taking up a bigger part of our lives and Very Peri shows us the fusion of modern life and colour trends in the digital world.

“As we move into a world of unprecedented change, the selection of PANTONE 17-3938, Very Peri, brings a novel perspective and vision of the trusted and beloved blue colour family, encompassing the qualities of the blues, yet at the same time with its violet red undertone, Very Peri displays a spritely. Joyous attitude and dynamic presence.” – Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Colour Institute.

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Here’s to a year of courageous creativity, imaginative expressions, carefree confidence and daring curiosity.


Do you love Very Peri? Are you not so sure?

Why not go big and bold with colour in 2022? Ditch the beige and inject colour and character and fun into your home!

McMillan Interior Design
Bespoke Interior Design, Northern Ireland
January 20, 2022 — Catherine McMillan
Tags: Pantone

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