The Pantone Color Institute has announced the color of the year 2022. PANTONE’s new shade 17-3938, or Very Peri, “a dynamic periwinkle blue with a revitalizing purple-red tone, combines the fidelity and permanence of blue with the energy and excitement of red, which together create an inspiring combination of novelty,” the company’s experts said.
It is noted that 2021 was a year of transformation: after the events associated with the pandemic and quarantine, most people reconsidered their daily lives and began to look for new ways to interact, do business and communicate. According to the institute, it is Very Peri that symbolizes these changes. We’ve rounded up five interiors from around the world where designers have chosen eye-catching sofas, bright tiles and rugs in a variety of violet tones, demonstrating the versatility of this accent color.
Crosby Studios: apartments in New York
This bright, inventive interior is the quintessence of Crosby Studios style . According to the designer, the apartment is one hundred percent his style. There are no clichés and cliches here, only non-standard and even discouraging solutions. The apartment has two levels, which are connected by a compact spiral staircase. Downstairs living room with kitchen, upstairs bedroom. The total area is about 85 sq. meters. The first thing that creates a wow effect is the color. Purple was Harry Nureyev’s favorite when work on the apartment began. Different shades of purple appear on the walls, carpet, leather cabinets, armchair and shelving unit. The color contrasts with the gray walls and curtains in the living room.
Masquespacio: Creative co-working space in Valencia
Cabinette co-working space in Valencia specializes in creative and artistic disciplines. The idea of the designers was to create an environment with a palpable vibe of the 60s. “Creative capsule” with an area of 200 sq. meters designed by Masquespacio studio. The motto of the authors sounded like “sexy, luxurious and fun.” Designers designed three conference rooms, a terrace, a kitchen, and telephone booths. A pastel purple wall contrasts with the room’s overall pale turquoise tone and adds a whimsical feel to this Valencia coworking office by Masquespacio. Located in the La Fuensanta district, the Cabinet was briefed on the 1960s film Playtime by renowned French director Jacques Tati.
Craig Steely Architecture: house in Silicon Valley
Nestled in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains in Cupertino, Pam & Paul’s House is built on a steep and wooded lot. Residential building with an area of 242 sq. meters has been designed to minimize its impact on the environment. One side of the house hugs the hill, while the other hangs over it, supported by massive pillars. The Craig Steely Architecture team used glass, zinc and aluminum for the exterior cladding of the façade. A dramatic purple sofa is built into the center of the living room at Pan and Paul’s House. Craig Steely Architecture sunk the sofa into a 13 square meter hole to create a separate seating area. Residents can relax on plush pillows while taking in views of the surrounding Santa Cruz Mountains.
Eduard Eremchuk and Katya Pyatitskaya: cafe in Voronezh
Architects Eduard Eremchuk and Katya Pyatitskaya designed the Kruzhok cafe in Voronezh. “We were inspired by airy pastry shapes, melting icing and cream,” the designers say. — I wanted to create such an atmosphere that each guest could feel like in an unreal world. Everything looks and even feels like the cafe is made of dough.” The lilac shade covers the soft velvet walls of the Kruzhok cafe. The purple berry color is intended to be a visual representation of donut icing, and the room also features glossy beige dough-like furnishings.
An Aesthetic Pursuit Gallery Home
Brooklyn-based creative agency An Aesthetic Pursuit renovated an 1878 house in Kennebunk, Maine, USA. The Piece Home project is conceived as an “alternative universe”, where beautiful design is not just a set of furniture, but a way of life. This is a showroom of sorts, with Pieces Collections furniture and décor designed by An Aesthetic Pursuit and partner collections. Here you can live, fully immerse yourself in the atmosphere and test the furnishings, so that later, perhaps, they can be purchased. Purplish blue paint was applied to the doorway and floor. “Color was the inspiration for the project, and pattern and texture were key elements to complete the concept.”