PANTONE® has sparked a bit of debate with its latest color of the year. Is it blue or is it purple?! Apparently, it’s considered blue with a violet-red undertone.

However you choose to identify this ambiguous hue, it's hard to argue that it's not a beauty deserving of this year's honors.

Introducing the 2022 Pantone Color of the Year: Very Peri!

“As society continues to recognize color as a critical form of communication, and a way to express and affect ideas and emotions and engage and connect, the complexity of this new red violet infused blue hue highlights the expansive possibilities that lay before us." - Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute


Past Pantone Colors 2010-2021

Unlike last year’s complementary duo of Ultimate Gray and Illuminating, Very Peri commands attention and could serve to fulfill your requirement for "something blue" on your special day. It is a versatile color that can be paired with one or many other colors in wedding bouquets, bridesmaids dresses, stationary, wedding cakes and of course, rings.

VERy Peri Wedding Color Palettes

As a bolder, primary color, very peri stands out with muted secondary colors, neutrals, pastels, and a lot of white! Or, if you'd prefer a more subtle color palette, it is a gorgeous accent color. Have a look at some of our favorite wedding palettes featuring this unique, blue-violet hue.

Pin your favorites on your wedding board on Pinterest! Read on to be inspired.

VERY PERI, Blue, GREEN And Ivory Wedding

Very Peri Wedding Color Palette

Featured on Rustic Wedding Chic, this very peri country wedding was held at Appleford Estate. The event was captured by Vanessa Joy Photography and Annie Haines is credited for the beautiful floral designs.

VERY PERI, BLUE, Peach And Ivory Wedding

Very Peri Wedding Color Pallet With Peach

Love and Lavender showcased this California wedding that has a whimsical, feminine mood and showcases tinier accents of Very Peri in the floral arrangements. Photo credit goes to Sloan Photographers. View all of the details of this romantic, blue wedding, including vendor information.


Bold Very Peri Wedding Color Palette

This very peri wedding styled shoot took place in Dallas and was featured on Bridal Musings. It showcases an abundance of blooms by R Love Floral. The inspirational images are credited to Alyssa Turner Photography.


We've curated some inspiration for bridal bouquets, bridal accessories, invitations, cakes and dresses. Our very peri jewelry recommendations are showcased, too; opt for tanzanite earrings, sapphire rings, and more!


Here are some bouquet ideas that include very peri paired with a variety of other complementary floral colors. Each one is a gorgeous option to carry when all eyes are on you as you take your last walk as a single lady.

Boho Bridal bouquet with Very Peri

Pops of very peri comes from purple anemones and cornflowers along with pink roses, dahlias and wildflowers.

Rustic wedding bridal bouquet purple

Rustic Wedding Chic showcased this bouquet with blue thistle and bright yellow billy balls.

Purple and white bridal bouquet

Credits: Vanessa Joy Photography | Annie Haines

This bridesmaid bouquet adds pops of blue with irises, delphinium and freesia. See more on Rustic Wedding Chic.

Bridal bouquet with succulents

Succulents, anemones, roses and thistle bring a variety of color to this boho bridal bouquet featured on The Knot.

Bouquet with blue hyacinths and lavender

A perfect feminine bouquet featuring blue hyacinths, lavender and greenery. Find more wedding inspiration online.

Purple and magenta bouquet

Featured on Bridal Musings, this bouquet from a Dallas wedding pairs shades of purple, periwinkle and fuschia.


Don't forget the details. There are even more ways to bring the color of the year from head to toe; here are some ideas from hair picks to shoes for everyone in your wedding party.

This floral tie featuring blossoms in violet and blue is available from Etsy shop HolmesTies.

This set of coordinating periwinkle bow tie and suspenders is available from LeviandLily on Etsy.

periwinkle heels with rhinestones

Captured by Flora Bloom Photography, these stunning periwinkle heels are adorned with some sparkle.

A rough-cut tanzanite is enclosed in this key pendant necklace. A perfect adornment for a wedding day.

These tanzanite stud earrings are shaped like tiny stars and crafted in solid gold. Available with amethysts, too.

Swarovski crystals adorn this purple hair pick available from Etsy shop SymilaAcessories.

For the guys, these custom lavender socks from NoColdFeetCo on Etsy.

For your flower girl, this handcrafted periwinkle blue flower crown is the perfect choice.

Purple Wedding Bands

If you're looking to keep very peri in every detail, incorporating different shades of purple into your wedding bands is possible, too! Material options include purple wood, sugilite, tanzanite, amethyst and gem alloy. We've showcased a few of our favorites below.

BLUE Wedding Bands

Opt for a blue ring to complement your very peri color palette, cover your "something blue" or just because you like this masculine hue. Blue material options include lapis lazuli, stardust, blue wood, turquoise, sapphire, aquamarine and more.


Here are some of our favorite purple engagement rings. Keep in mind, if you find a design with a different stone, any of our rings can be customized to feature a different stone, including the purple stone of your choice such as tanzanite and amethyst.

VERY Peri Wedding Invitations And Stationery

Make a memorable first impression with color coordinated wedding invitations. Set the stage for your big day by integrating your color theme into the design with an invitation designer, or design your own invitations with image assets from artists online.

Designing your own invitations is the most budget-friendly. Use DIY templates like this Violet Wedding Invitation digital bundle offered from Etsy shop DIYPaperBoutique!

These customized Purple and Gold Wedding Invitations from InvitationNueva feature gorgeous, gold foil accents. A minimalist design that still exudes luxury and style.

 Catch the Dream Art offers a gorgeous collection of hand-painted illustrations showcasing Veri Peri. Available on as a digital download.

Elegant Wedding Invites offers these laser cut, paper floral panels open up to display gorgeous watercolor imagery and delicate calligraphy on these lavender wedding invitations.

VERY PERI Wedding Cakes

Add pops of periwinkle to your wedding cake with frosting, floral and other creative elements.

Wedding cake with purple flowers

Fresh peonies, pearl colored fondant and beads adorn this stunning cake featured on

Wedding Cake with Yellow and Purple flowers

This white cake features golden viking mums, which look like tiny sunflowers, accented with delphinium and eryngium.

Very peri wedding cake

Credits: Wild Flour Baking

Featured on Chic Vintage Brides, this mostly monochromatic cake is bold and beautiful.

White cake with purple flowers

This tiered cake was featured in a rustic very peri wedding featured on Style Me Pretty.

Three layer cake with purple fondant

Credits: Sweet Assurance

A mix of both frosting, fondant and floral accents bring the color of the year to this very peri three tier cake.

Five layer ombre cake

Credits: Fat Girl Cakes

Featured on the aptly named, this purple ombre layered cake is very (peri) nice.

Very Peri Dresses

These amazing dress designs show how different shades and dress styles can help you bring very peri to your special day.

This adorable tiered toulle flower girl dress is offered by Etsy shop AlziaBoutique. This tea length gown is handcrafted with scalloped edges and a ton of charm.

Matching bridesmaids dresses in shades of purple

Each of these coordinating bridesmaids dresses features a different complementary hue. Captured by Melissa Beatty and showcased in a real wedding featured on Lovemydress.

The cornflower colored bridesmaid dress above is on Kennedy Blue. Their cornflower, storm, violet, wisteria and French lilac colors coordinate well with very peri.

Azazie has a variety of light purple dress designs available in the color tahiti, which is very close to very peri.

Birdy Grey online has a variety of blue bridemaid dresses and purple dress options, including the strapless stunner in its slate blue color above.

When it comes to incorporating the 2022 pantone color of the year into your special day, there are a variety of different ways. We hope you'll consider Jewelry by Johan to be your jeweler of choice no matter what color rings and accessories you're looking for.

Visit Jewelry by Johan on Pinterest for more wedding inspiration. You may also enjoy our Ultimate Guide to Gemstones by Color where you'll learn more about your many blue and purple stone options for rings.