22 Wedding Ideas Inspired by the 2022 Pantone Color of the Year

Discover how to incorporate the Pantone Color of the Year – Very Peri – in your wedding.

If you're looking for color inspiration for your wedding events, we always love to look to the Pantone Color of the Year for ideas! The 2022 color is a lovely periwinkle, which will be a favorite for many couples!

Photo: White Lilac

For over 20 years, the Pantone Color Institute has selected the "Color of the Year" – meant to be a symbol of the new year to come. The 2022 Color of the Year has been announced as Very Peri. Chosen to convey a message of new beginnings and being open to a new vision for life in the new year, the color was actually created for this special honor – the first time that a new color has been created and chosen for the Color of the Year in the history of the program. 

"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 color family, encompassing the qualities of the blues, yet at the same time with its violet red undertone, PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri displays a spritely, joyous attitude and dynamic presence that encourages courageous creativity and imaginative expressions," executive director Leatrice Eiseman shares of the new color and selection for this year.

If you're still undecided on a color palette for your wedding day, incorporating violet, periwinkle, lavender, and purple tones into your décor can work well for celebrations in any season. From elegant spring soirées to bold winter fêtes, there are a number of ways to utilize this vibrant yet calming tone throughout the ceremony and reception. While purple weddings have always been popular, we'll likely see even more periwinkle and lavender weddings with this new announcement from the Pantone Color Institute. We can't wait to see the unique ways couples incorporate this color in their design, whether for pre-wedding events or the big day! For pairs who wish to utilize this shade in their celebration, we've gathered a number of ways to do so, below. 

View 22 purple wedding ideas inspired by Very Peri, the 2022 Pantone Color of the Year! To see more from each of these real weddings, click on the links below your favorite photos!

1. Engagement Ring Box

Engagement Ring in Lavender Velvet Box

Photo by Studio This Is; From Real Wedding: Fall Tent Wedding with a Romantic, Old World Garden Theme in Chicago

2. Mother of the Bride Dress (or Mother of the Groom)

Lavender Periwinkle Mother of the Groom Dress

Photo by Kris Kan Photography; Bridal Salon & Mothers' Gowns Salon: Panache Bridal of Beverly Hills; From Real Wedding: A Luxe Wedding Inspired by French-Garden Elegance in Los Angeles

3. Wedding Shoes

4. Save-the-Date Card

"Desert Sun" Save the Date from Minted

"Desert Sun" save the date in Pond by Iveta Angelova for Minted (Note: Save the dates at Minted start at just $61 for 25 classic 5" x 7" save-the-date cards that are designed to achieve an end-to-end wedding style for your website, invitations, and more!)

5. Wedding Invitation

Pink & Purple Invitation with Rose Motif

Photo by DioBurto Photography; From Real Wedding: High-School Sweethearts Say "I Do" at Personalized Wedding in Their Hometown

6. Wedding Bouquet

Lilac Bridal Bouquet with Ribbon

Photo by Petula Pea Photography; From Real Wedding: Romantic Outdoor Hawaiian Destination Wedding with Lilac Details

7. Bridesmaid Dresses

Bridesmaids in Mismatched Purple Gowns

Photo by Jessica Claire Photography; Bridal Salon: The White Dress; Planning & Design by International Event Company; From Real Wedding: An Event Planner's Dream Wedding with Luxury Décor in Los Angeles

8. Groom's Attire

Newlyweds in Tuscany - Groom in Purple

Photo by Whiskey & Champagne; From Real Wedding: Alfresco Wedding with Cool Colors Overlooking the Hills of Tuscany

9. Wedding Ceremony Décor

Luxury Terrace Ceremony in Las Vegas

Photo by Dennis Kwan Photography; Planning & Design by Andrea Eppolito Events; From Real Wedding: Luxury Rooftop Wedding with Vibrant Purple + Blue Color Palette in Las Vegas

10. Flower Girl Dresses

Flower Girls in Lavender Dresses

Photo by Ben Finch of Finch Photography; From Real Wedding: Backyard Tent Wedding at Groom's Family Lake House in Tennessee

11. Wedding Ceremony Lighting

Winter Ceremony with Purple Lighting

Photo by Laurie Bailey Photography; Planning & Design by Tessa Lyn Events; From Real Wedding: Wedding with Rich, Romantic Décor at Luxury Hotel in Beverly Hills

12. Escort Cards

Escort Cards Among Rose Petals

Photo by Fully Alive Photography; From Event: Cultural Inspirational Wedding with Vibrant Colors in Arizona

13. Drinks & Cocktails

Blueberry & Mint Cocktails

Photo by Joe Buissink Photography; From Real Wedding: A Music Executive's Opulent Ivory & Gold Wedding in Beverly Hills

14. Cocktail Hour Signage & Décor

Black, White & Purple Food Display

Photo by Laura Gordon; Planning & Design by Evoke Design & Creative; From Real Event: Inspirational Spring Fête with Moody Florals & Modern Details

15. Wedding Reception Décor

Wisteria Over Luxury Wedding Reception

Photo by The Day by Ira Lippke; From Real Wedding: Luxurious Destination Wedding at 16th-Century Villa in Lake Como, Italy

16. Wedding Menu Design

Violet Wedding Menu

Photo by Christine Bentley Photography; From Real Wedding: Pastel Pink + Purple Celebration at The Resort at Pelican Hill

17. Candles & Wedding Flowers

Lush Floral Centerpiece in Lavender

Photo by Clint Blane; Planning & Design by VAR Events; From Event: A New Orleans Garden Party-Inspired Wedding Design

19. Guest Seating at Wedding Reception

Long Mirror Table with Velvet Purple Chairs

Photo by KingenSmith; From Real Wedding: Dark, Moody & Romantic Wedding Inspired by Van Gogh in Chicago

20. Wedding Reception Lighting

Luxury Wedding Reception Purple Lighting

Photo by Lin & Jirsa Photography; Bridal Salon: Bridal Reflections; From Real Wedding: An Enchanted Garden Ceremony & Fairy-Tale Wedding Reception

21. Wedding Cake

Pastel Purple & Silver Cake with Sugar Roses

Photo by Full Spectrum Photography; From Real Wedding: A Modern San Diego Hotel Wedding with Purple & Sparkling Details

If you preferred Pantone's "Color of the Year" from years past, gather inspiration from 2015's Marsala2016's Rose Quartz and Serenity2017's Greenery2018's Ultra Violet2019's Living Coral2020's Classic Blue, and 2021's Ultimate Grey + Illuminating selections. For more inspiration, view unique ways to incorporate velvet wedding ideas into your big day!