Local color authority Debra Kling, of Debra Kling Colour Consultant, offers her thoughts on this year’s Pantone Color of the Year.
For 2022, for the first time ever, Pantone created a new shade for its much-anticipated Color of the Year program: a blue hue with violet-red undertones, called Very Peri, which serves as a beacon of creativity. The choice to create a new color for this year has been said to be a sign of the world’s incredible sense of innovation throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Larchmont-based Debra Kling of Debra Kling Colour Consultant implements her study of color trends and her knowledge of color theory into her interior design business. Her propensity to incorporate bold hues offers her clients vibrant and unique interiors.
“Pantone’s very own Very Peri — yes, the Pantone Institute invented the color for this very occasion — is a welcome choice!”
— Debra Kling
Kling shares her take on this new hue: “Pantone’s very own Very Peri — yes, the Pantone Institute invented the color for this very occasion — is a welcome choice! A cool contrast to the organic or grayed-down greens selected as the Color of the Year by most paint manufacturers, it plays well with them yet feels refreshing, like a new start. And don’t we all yearn for one in 2022?” Kling shares that she recently used a similar periwinkle, in a high-gloss finish, for a local Tudor home’s front door. “We think this is the perfect way to use Very Peri — and you’d be sure to have one of the first periwinkle porticos in the neighborhood.”