Pantone revealed Very Peri as its Color of the Year for 2022, a periwinkle blue shade that was created specifically for the honor, the first time the Color of the Year is not a preexisting hue. “It was really important for us to come up with a new color, because we have a very new vision of the world now,” said Pantone Color Institute’s Leatrice Eiseman, adding, “It is literally the happiest and the warmest of all the blue hues.”