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Pantone has announced their Colour of the Year for 2022 is ‘Very Peri’ so, inspired by this colour we’ve curated a selection of pieces and suggestions that will inject some of this lively ahead-of-the-trend colour into your home.

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According to Pantone, the global colour authority, Very Peri is “a new Pantone colour whose courageous presence encourages personal inventiveness and creativity.”

Jane Churchill KingswoodFabrics: Jane Churchill Kingswood Collection

Peri is short for Periwinkle, a shade of blue, but the injection of violet-red energises the calming blue making it a dynamic and creative colour. During this time of great change, “the complexity of this new red violet infused blue hue highlights the expansive possibilities that lay before us”.

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The violet undertone is reminiscent of 2018’s Pantone colour of the year, Ultra Violet, which “communicates originality, ingenuity and visionary thinking that points us towards the future”. Pure purple is actually a neutral colour (blue-purple is cool and red-purple is warm) so while purple may be seen as difficult to work with, there are many colours that complement purple whether you want a monochromatic sweep of colour or something more eclectic. Keep reading for inspiration!

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Make a Statement

The walls are the foundation of a colour scheme in a room as they often take up most of the space. Make a monochromatic statement to set the scene of a room by painting your walls Very Peri. Broad sweeps of colour on the walls and ceiling can be complemented with coordinating upholstery and statement furniture to up the ‘wow factor’ and tie everything in.

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Wallpaper is another great way to make a statement. You can wallpaper the whole room or just a feature wall. Statement ceilings are a trend we’re seeing emerge, using a bright colour on the ceiling like Very Peri will draw the gaze upwards brightening the room and creating vertical height and interest. Small spaces like a bathroom or water closet are a great way to experiment with colour, because they require less investment than a large space, and the smaller scale makes it less likely to feel overpowering if the colour is bright or the design is busy.

An often overlooked opportunity to make a statement is with flooring such as bright or patterned carpet or tiles. Carpet that makes a statement is an emerging trend; we’re seeing a shift away from traditional beige and charcoals to bright or patterned carpets and tiles.

Brintons Timorous Beasties CarpetCarpet: Brintons Timorous Beasties Collection

Your sofa is often the largest piece of furniture in the room and is always a carefully considered choice. Make a statement by upholstering it with a nod to Very Peri with a fabric such as Divine range by Camengo or Christian Fischbacher’s Djembe Rhythms collection, below. A softer colour like Furninova’s Evita fabric in Soft Purple is a Very Peri twist on the usual pale grey or beige sofas.

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Often our designer collections include fabric and wallpaper such as Clarke & Clarke, Morris & Co. or Liberty. These are designed that way to make it easy to coordinate your wallpaper with your curtains, upholstery and cushions. Pick the same pattern or design and apply it to any combination of wallpaper, window furnishings, upholstery and accessories such as cushions. If you’re a maximalist you can coordinate everything!

If the traditional look is not what you’re going for, combining different designs from the same collection is an easy way to ensure they’re complementary without being monotonous. Floretta, Herbarium, Amethyst and Herbarium (below, left to right) from the Clarke & Clarke Botanica Fabric & Wallpaper collections all have splashes of Very Peri in their designs so though the designs themselves are different, together they create a harmonious and cohesive scheme.

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Pop of Colour

Maybe not one for the wallflowers, if this colour seems too overwhelming for a monochromatic scheme adding just a pop will provide gorgeous contrast against neutrals.

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You can select the finish for a statement piece of furniture such as the Forma Anna D Armchair, below, from our extensive range of fabrics or give an existing piece a new lease on life by getting it reupholstered.

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Cushions are another incredibly versatile way to add a pop of whatever colour and texture you desire; we can custom-make cushions in your desired fabric as well as stocking a beautiful range of cushions from top brands.

The luxurious MM Linen Sabel Rectangle Cushion is rich in colour and tactility with a range of vivid colour options on cotton velvet fabric, the Violet colour captures the spirit of Very Peri. Adorned with elegant tassel edges and a stone wash cotton reverse, it’s also available in a square design.

MM Linen Cushion Sabel Violet

Again drawing inspiration from the rich colours of a beautiful garden and the soft palette of nature, the MM Linen Melody Cushion translates delicate purple flowers onto a deep background to create a whimsical take on florals.

MM Linen Melody Cushion

Several of MM Linen’s signature floral duvet sets have dashes of Very Peri amongst the lush foliage and flowers, such as the MM Linen Dita Duvet Set. MM Linen’s Floz design, below, is a delightful softer take on florals, with a few pastel hints of Very Peri. With a duvet set, velvet throw and cushion in the range you can layer these to full effect.




MM Linen Pewter Duvet Floz Throw Landscape

The MM Linen Birch Throw in Navy has just a dash of Very Peri in the chunky tassels. In a 100% cotton knit and accented with two tone colour it will provide the perfect finishing touch to your bed or something snuggle up with on the couch.

While not technically décor, fragrance contributes a lot to the ambience of a space and can greatly impact a mood. The Erbario Toscano Diffuser Tuscia Berries fragrance is a bewitching and uplifting, featuring fresh and fruity top notes with a floral heart and spicy base notes; perfect for summer.

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If you would like help using these up and coming colour trends in your own home, visit our team in store or learn more about the McW interior design service here. Our highly experienced team can come into your home and work with you to develop the perfect furnishing scheme from the floor to the ceiling and everything in between.

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