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It’s a new year and exciting things are happening! The design community’s eagerly anticipated Pantone Color of the Year 2022 is here. “PANTONE 17-3938 VERI PERI” is a new color “whose courageous presence encourages personal inventiveness and creativity.”
Periwinkle aka Vinca minor is first and foremost a plant, not just a color! Periwinkle is an evergreen trailing groundcover, a common invader throughout most of the United States. It’s used as a ground cover and for erosion control. Additionally, the plant is both deer and rabbit resistant! Offering tiny blue flowers and foliage that is are evergreen throughout most of the year, Periwinkle smothers most weed varieties.
In the United States, it was once planted in cemeteries to indicate gravesites when other markers were damaged or had disappeared. Unknown to many, Periwinkle is known in folklore as the “flower of death” because its vines were woven into headbands worn by those on their way to execution.
Despite its past, periwinkle has become a marriage of gorgeous colors that work well with many types of interior and exterior designs.
The Crayola color Periwinkle is a pale indigo color that takes its name from the flower. It is blue with shades of purple and sits between the two in the color wheel. … Here, Periwinkle represents serenity, calmness, winter, and ice.
People recognize color as a form of communication as well as a way to express emotion within our daily lives. Think clothing, beauty, home décor, landscaping, flowers, branding, and the like.
Our designers at Raimondi Horticultural Group and The Little Flower Shoppe will be incorporating the ‘VERI PERI’ color of the year into our vibrant Valentine’s Day arrangements and our exterior spring and summer plantings. Some of our favorites are Hydrangea, Sweet Pea, Lisianthus, Muscari, Hyacinth, Phlox, Violet, and Passion Flower, just to name a few. For more info on the Pantone 2022 Color of the Year click here.