Every year, we get excited to learn what Pantone chose as its Colour of the Year for one reason: we can immediately take it as hair colour inspiration.
Luckily, 2022 has given us a real delight with its periwinkle shade "very peri". Part of the blue and violet family, periwinkle is the pretty in-between shade that forms a stunning pastel purple hue. The hue isn't brand new to the beauty scene (though Pantone's take on it is), it picked up steam in 2019 as a perfect pastel shade, but we're thrilled with its return.
"As we move into a world of unprecedented change, the selection of Pantone 17-3938 'Very Peri' brings a novel perspective and vision of the trusted and beloved blue colour family," said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. "'Very Peri' displays a spritely, joyous attitude, and dynamic presence that encourages courageous creativity and imaginative expressions," she added. This joyous element is exactly what makes it a wonderful hair colour. Even more so for the new year, which I'm sure we're all hoping brings more joy than the last two years have.
Now, as with most hair colours (especially big transformations or super colourful hues), we recommend leaving the job up to the professionals because it will always give you the best outcome. But, we know that these hues can come at a high expense, plus getting involved with some DIY dyeing can be fun. So if you're looking to try this out at home, we love Bleach London's Violet Skies Semi-Permanent Colour Cream (£6), Good Dye Young's Semi-Permanent Hair Colour Lighter Daze in Stoned Pony (£15) Schwarzkopf's Live Pretty Pastels Lilac Crush Semi-Permanent Hair Dye (£6).
If you still need a little inspiration to make your mind up about Pantone's 2022 colour of the year, read on to see some of our favourite periwinkle hair colour ideas.