Last Updated on January 6, 2023 by Eve Dawes
The prettiest 2023 color & how to wear it
Periwinkle blue was the Pantone Color Of Year 2022 and one of the main color trends but that doesn’t mean you can’t still wear this stunning color in 2023. This years color trends are fun, vibrant, like the 2023 pantone color viva magenta, so keep your periwinkle blue on rotation or snap up a new blue dress or accessory. Did you know that every year Pantone chooses a color of the year and for 2022, ‘Very Peri’ Pantone 17-3938 was it.
In the real world, pretty much any cool tones of lighter blue-violet pastel tone are cropping up everywhere especially periwinkle dresses.
My love of periwinkle blue started last Summer with my wardrobe and then went onto painting my nails periwinkle blue. They actually turned out more sky blue but I still love them. There’s a darker Waterloo Blue in the new Butter London Downton Abbey nail polish set that’s super pretty and that goes with all of the bold blues around this year.
That’s where I’m leaving it but others are coloring their hair and homes in this pretty shade of blue. It’s also one of Good Housekeeping’s top 15 colors trends for your home this year!
Runway inspired color trends
Very Peri was on Chet Lo, Lanvin and Xüly Bet Spring 2022 runways to name a few but that was just the tip of the iceberg. Because Pantone didn’t choose their color of the year from their existing colors, they created Very Peri, designers and brands haven’t really had a chance to create this exact shade yet.
Periwinkle from pastel to darker shades are super pretty shades for both men and women. Whether that’s a periwinkle dress, sweater or sneakers.
How to wear periwinkle blue in 2023
Just turn to social media to get some styling inspiration. There’s definitely some liberty and freedom to the exact shade of violet-blue and pretty much every shade is in this year from cobalt to pastel but.
Express clothing haul in Periwinkle blue
Express has some great periwinkle sets that you can mix and match. As well as blouses and periwinkle dresses for both workwear and going out.
I’m personally wearing blues in either lighter cool hues or bright royal blues since they suit me better. You really can’t go wrong with anything from cornflower to periwinkle to very peri to wear this color, especially if you suit cooler tones.
How to wear periwinkle blue beyond just clothing
Blue doesn’t have to be limited to just your clothes. Paint your nails, dye your hair, grab some periwinkle blue flowers for your home. Use it wherever this peaceful but joyful color makes you happy.
Shop the best Periwinkle & blue outfits for 2023
From dresses to loungewear, nails to sneakers, these are some of the best ways to still wear last years color trend and incorporate everything from pretty periwinkle shades of blue to pastels and darker shades. If you’re looking for a sexy satin slip dress, I’ve also rounded up the best ones for 2023 in all colors including periwinkle in a separate blog post.
Carrie Bradshaw’s blue dress from the new Sex And The City
The exact Pantone color of the year 2022 Very Peri
This is the exact Pantone shade of ‘Very Peri’ Perwinkle blue that inspired blue hues in the fashion world for 2022.
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