We’re a few weeks away from the new year. By now, you probably already know that Pantone has chosen and announced the color to represent 2022: Very Peri. If the hue is your color jam and want to start painting your walls Very Peri, you’re in luck because Boysen has a close color match.

We’ll tell you what it is in a bit, but first, let’s give a brief introduction to Very Peri. Reminiscent of a deeper periwinkle, Pantone describes Very Peri as “encompassing the qualities of the blues, yet at the same time possessing a violet-red undertone.” The color, they add, “displays a spritely, joyous attitude and dynamic presence that encourages courageous creativity and imaginative expression.” It’s the color we need as we move forward to a more hopeful world.

And yes, as previously mentioned, Boysen does have a paint color close to it. Say hello to Boysen Color Palette BCP-1263 Medieval!

Close Color Match: Boysen Color Palette BCP-1263 Medieval

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Boysen Color Palette BCP-1263 Medieval is available for mixing at Boysen Mix and Match stations (see a list of locations here). You can also check it out in person at Boysen: The Color Library, Boysen’s concept store with a collection of over 1,300 paint color swatches. If you want to take a sample home, you can have it mixed in-store and get it in a 200 mL or 1 L container as Boysen Permacoat Latex.

On the other hand, at a Boysen Mix and Match station, you can get Boysen Color Palette BCP-1263 Medieval as Boysen Permacoat Latex in semi-gloss or Virtuoso Silk Touch (depending on availability of product stocks) in 4-liter containers. Both paint products mentioned have their merits so read up on each one or ask about them at the hardware store so you get the one that’s right for you.

An additional important reminder: Always make sure to see a paint swatch in person before having the paint color mixed. Colors can appear differently when viewed using a digital device and through screens.

Inspiration for Your Home

Violets and purples may not be the first colors you think of when decorating and styling a space. But, if you think these are challenging colors to incorporate in a home, think again! Take inspiration from these spaces.

Should You Get on Board?

So, are you sold? Even if you’re not quite yet, you’re very likely to see variations of Very Peri next year—from interior design spaces to gadgets and garments. “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,” says Pantone.

Remember the “Millennial Pink” trend? It had its phase when it was arguably the most “in” color and practically everywhere you looked. It was possible to walk into a hip cafe that had their walls and furnishings all in pink. You would literally be surrounded in it! Stores were selling every possible product in the color too.

It was in 2016 that Pantone named Rose Quartz, a soft pink hue, Color of the Year along with Serenity, a tranquil blue. Granted pink had popped up several years before then but it was around this time that magazines started talking about how pink really was running the world. Until today, the soft hue remains to be a fairly popular color.

Who knows, maybe Very Peri is destined to take over our lives as well and be the color that dethrones Millennial Pink.


Jill is a writer on a continuous journey to learn about paint and share them with you, the reader. She has an interest in the technical side of things but also thoroughly enjoys playing with colors. She likes calm greens, quiet blues, and mellow yellows best.

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