Where To Find Pantone’s Color Of The Year 2022 Around The Wolrd

To mark 2021, Pantone chose two near opposites to capture the world’s mood in color: Illuminating Yellow and Ultimate Gray, to offer optimism and steadiness in uncertain times. Now, the company is taking a much less somber approach with the Pantone Color of the Year 2022, called Very Peri, a periwinkle blue meant to inspire confidence and curiosity in this year. (If purple sounds familiar, know that the shade isn’t too far off from Ultra Violet, a dramatic purple shade that starred as 2018’s Color of the Year, which celebrated the non – conformity of icons like Prince and Jimi Hendrix).

To find Very Peri around the world, just look to the natural world, where Icelandic lupines, French lavender, and South African jacarandas put on a purple display each each. But it isn’t just flowers that showcase the shade: Southwestern facades, sand dunes, and more bring the color to lfe.

Here’s where you can find the shade around the globe.

Looking for even more colorful places around the world – ones that go well beyond Very Peri? We’ve got you covered.

Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Iceland

While not native to Iceland, lupines grow all over the country each summer, creating fields of periwinkle around some of the island’s most iconic sites, like the Skogafoss waterfall. One of the best places to see them, though, is the Ingjaldsholl church (pictured) in far western Iceland, about a three – hour driven from Reykjavik. Plan your trip for June and July to get a best glimpse of the bloom.

Wanaka, New Zealand

To match the hues of this photo in real life, you’ll have luck on your side in the form of a perfect purple – y sunset in Wanaka, a ski and outdoor adventure hub on New Zealand’s South Island. One of the town’s famed and most photographed attractions is the Wanaka Tree, a willow submerged in the north end of Lake Wanaka, which stands out against the mountainous horizon come sunset.

Tucson, Arizona

As the first city to get a UNESCO designation for its gastronomy. Tucson easily made its way onto our Hot List this year. But while there are plenty of new reasons to visit the Southwest city, it’s Tucson’s oldest neighborhood that captures the essence of the Pantone Color of the Year 2022. Filled with multi – color abode homes from the 1800s and intricate gates, the area is peppered with periwinkle walls. Follow the city’s Turquoise Trail – marked by a strip of turquoise paint on the sidewalk – to visit Barrio Viejo and other historic Tucson spots, like the St. Augustine Cathedral and the Tiradito shrine.

Johannesburg, South Africa

You can find blooming jacaranda trees around the world, from Australia and Southern California to Spain. But among the most beautiful are South Africa’s jacarandas, which flowers each fall between September and November. The periwinkle trees scatter fragrant petals on streets in Johannesburg and the country’s capital, Pretoria. In Johannesburg, head to the Kensington neighborhood (Highland Road is a popular stretch) for an up – close view or book lunch at the Four Season Hotel The Westcliff, which overlooks a garden of jacaranda trees.


While this particular periwinkle corner is inside designer Nick Etherington – Smith’s private home, the shade can be found across the Mediterranean island in the form of romulea flowers, which bloom in early spring, and the cardoon, also known as the artichoke thistle, which opens into a sea – anemone – like, prickly flower in the late spring.

Gordes, France

It should be no surprise that the Provence – Alpes – Cote d’Azur region, with its fields of lavender, made this list of where to spot Pantone’s Color of the Year.


This home a few steps from the Notting Hill tube stop is a favorite of photographers and Instagrammers come April, when the large wisteria that covers the exterior and arches over the gate begins to bloom. The private home – once the residence of musician Frank Bridge – has a sweet pale pink door that compliments the flowering vine. It’s not the only place to spot wisteria in London, though. Try Kynance Mews, about a 20 – minute walk south from the pink door, Peckham Rye Park, or Chelsea’s Cheyne Walk along the Thames.

Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado

When dusk hits just right, the sand dunes at Great Sand Dunes National Park turn a kaleidoscope of colors, including a periwinkle hue, if you’re lucky. Usually the traditional orange, the sand dunes are often more than 700 feet tall – but they aren’t the only thing to see in the remarkable park. Each spring and summer, fields of blue – purple penstemons and wild irises bloom in the park’s subalpine meadows, while come winter, snow caps the dunes and mountain lions, American pikas, and snowshoe hares frolic.

Antelope Canyon, Arizona

On the opposite side of Arizona from Tucson (a six – hour drive away) is Antelope Canyon. The slot canyon – formed over hundreds of years by water flowing over the warm – toned sandstone – is well worth a visit. Look to shaded sections of the canyon to find Pantone’s Color of the Year, which stands in stark contrast to the natural oranges and reds of the stone.