I looked up peri to see what it means. We’re familiar with periscope, where peri translates to about, around, surrounding, or enclosing. Sometimes, peri is a prefix, which means near, as in perinatalAs we continue with myths and legends, a peri (as in noun) is a mythical fairy who is thought to be evil, but turns out to be a force for good. We can all use a little force for good now and then.
The thing about Pantone Color of the Year is that by the time it’s announced, all the clothing, furnishings, home and garden accessories and other decorative items are made already. If not in the stores now, they will be in a few days. Here’s what the Pantone release said:
The Pantone Color of the Year selection process requires thoughtful consideration and trend analysis. To arrive at the selection each year, Pantone’s color experts at the Pantone Color Institute comb the world looking for new color influences. These can include the entertainment industry and films in production, traveling art collections and new artists, fashion, all areas of design, popular travel destinations, as well as new lifestyles, playstyles, and socio-economic conditions. Influences may also stem from new technologies, materials, textures, and effects that impact color, relevant social media platforms and even upcoming sporting events that capture worldwide attention. For 23 years, Pantone’s Color of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home furnishings, and industrial design, as well as product packaging and graphic design.”
Fortunately, gardeners are fashion forward with the Very Peri color. There are many plants that meet the nearly lavender hue criteria. These include: Salvias, phlox, bedding impatiens, flowering annual vincas (periwinkle), and roses to name a few.