Latest News: 2022 Pantone Colour Of The Year

Rencraft Purple Painted Kitchen

Pantone’s hotly anticipated Colour of the Year has been announced!

The brand new purple shade (the first time the Colour Institute has created a shade specifically for the Colour of the Year crown) is named Very Peri, and is described as a courageous colour that encourages personal inventiveness and creativity.

Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Colour Institute, comments …
“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 colour 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.”

These ideas of creativity, underpinned by trust and stability, really appeal to us as designers. At Rencraft, we pride ourselves on constantly pushing the boundaries of kitchen design, creating real life solutions for our clients and striving to expand on the endless possibilities that are available.

Such innovation is only possible because we can be safe in the knowledge that, whatever we do, each design will always be manufactured to the highest standards, and using the best quality materials, by the experienced and dedicated team of craftsmen in our Chart Farm workshop.

While the ethos behind the Very Peri shade resonates with us from a creative perspective, what does it mean for our clients who may want to incorporate this shade within their design?

In recent years we have seen clients becoming increasingly bolder with their colour choices, whether this is through the introduction of a splash of colour on a cupboard interior or splashback, or a whole island hand-painted in whichever shade they desire.

Blues have long been a popular choice, but purple tones, as demonstrated by the new Colour of the Year shade, also have their place within the home. These can easily be introduced through fabrics and soft furnishings, but also through kitchen cabinetry as well.

In our pictured design, a subtle, off-white shade has been used on the bespoke cabinetry around the perimeter, complementing the joyful purple that our client selected for the hand-painted island. The use of purple within the home brings a sense of opulence and luxury, tempered by a spiritual undertone that suggests harmony, combining two opposing shades of red and blue to create a calm and serene state.

For more kitchen inspiration, head to the gallery section of our website.

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