Recreating Four Palettes Using the Pantone Colour of the Year 2022

Very Peri, a dynamic periwinkle blue hue, is the Pantone Colour of the Year 2022. This vibrant blue inspired us to use Formica® Laminate in Azur as a focal point alongside our brand-new Formica® Collection colours.

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The Pantone Colour of the Year 2022

The Pantone Colour Institute’s annual Colour of the Year helps us interpret the collective global mood through a visual lens. For this year, they’ve created a new colour, PANTONE Very Peri, that represents a time of transition featuring such hallmarks as confidence, creativity, and curiosity. 

Pantone released four unique colour palettes, and we wanted to explore how Formica® Laminate in Azur could be used as a focal point alongside our brand-new Formica® Collection colours. Each palette conveys a different mood, illustrating the versatility of Azur. These four collections tell modern design stories that offer new possibilities for home and commercial spaces. See which one inspires your next project!

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Balancing Act

Balancing Act is a complementary palette that plays with the colours of the natural world.  Inserting Azur into this muted palette injects a feeling of liveliness and visual vibration. Our new additions of Earthenware and Blush are reminiscent of natural materials and artisan products. This palette balances the use of warm and cool tones, allowing colour to be added in a less intrusive way.

Colours in this palette:

F1019 Azur
F2582 Lilac 
F7853 Ocean Grey
F8238 Blush
F8241 Earthenware
F8243 Night Shade
F8857 Just Gold
F8858 Just Rose

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A harmonious blend of nature colours, and bringing the outdoors in, Wellspring highlights the combability and grounding nature of greens, with Azur acting as a focal point. With layered greens being a top interior design trend, our new colours of Fir, Marble Green, Algae and Liquid Glass offer a sophisticated and calming palette.

Colours in this palette:

F1019 Azur
F0233 Heather
F0903 Café
F7882 Pale Gold
F8237 Fir
F8240 Liquid Glass
F8245 Marble Green
F8796 Algae

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The Star of the Show

This more subtle and balanced palette allows Azur to truly standout and be the star colour. The use of classic neutrals such as Irish Cream, Earth and Henna provide an understated stylishness and an element of elegance. 

Colours in this palette:

F1019 Azur
F1531 Irish Cream
F1534 Magnolia
F5342 Earth
F7924 Lead
F7929 Oyster Grey
F8239 Henna
F2253 Diamond Black

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Amusements is a whimsical palette, playing on the joy of colour exploration. There is spontaneity and an element of carefree confidence to this palette, with Azur providing a playful blue hue. Our new addition of Adobe may seem muted, but it grounds this palette while still leaning into the exuberant personality of the palette.

Colours in this palette:

F1019 Azur
F0232 Juicy Pink
F0233 Heather
F1803 Tenere
F1998 Oslo
F5348 Energy
F6907 Amarena
F8141 Adobe


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