Earlier in the year, in our blog ‘6 trending colours to inspire your web design in 2022’, we wrote about Very Peri – a shade that the colour experts at Pantone believed would define 2022.
Artists and designers around the world have already started incorporating the colour into their products.
Nail artists are advertising Very Peri manicures. Wallpaper designers have released new Very Peri-inspired rolls. You can already buy sunglasses, phone covers, stationary and clothing in Very Peri tones.
Websites with colour schemes similar to Very Peri are also receiving increased attention and a few have already won design awards this year.
In this article, we’ll showcase some of these sites and others that use similar periwinkle colour schemes, to give you a little extra inspiration for your web designs in 2022.
What is Very Peri?
Very Peri is Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2022.
Every year, the company’s colour experts analyse patterns in all sorts of sectors, from fashion to film to pick out a colour they believe will be popular and influential in the coming year.
“Encompassing the qualities of the blues, yet at the same time possessing a violet-red undertone, Very Peri displays a spritely, joyous attitude and dynamic presence that encourages courageous creativity and imaginative expression.”
The power of periwinkle
While Pantone’s Very Peri is a unique colour in itself, it’s certainly similar to periwinkle purple.
Periwinkle is a delicate Mediterranean flowering plant with small blue/violet flowers. The plant’s name was first used to describe a colour in 1922.
With a blue/violet hue, periwinkle is said to have the following connotations:
- Carefree confidence
5 websites that use colour schemes similar to Very Peri
- Health by Habit
This website, for Health By Habit vitamins, won the Awwwards Site of the Day crown in January 2021.
Periwinkle purple is used alongside other pastel shades on the site to give it a welcoming, modern and wholesome look.
The site also features clever photography, clear typography and interesting animation to keep readers engaged and absorbed.
- Florent Biffi
This site belongs to French freelance Interactive developer Florent Biffi.
In addition to its elegant periwinkle colour scheme, the site features flawless transitions and impressive mouseover effects.
This was another winner of the Awwwards Site of the Day accolade in January 2022.
- SBS Town
This immersive website for Sopra Banking Software uses shades of Periwinkle alongside other hues of blue, purple, red and pink.
This innovative experiential site (you can read more about these sort of sites in our recent blog) allows visitors to discover content such as articles, videos and presentations about SBS’s products by exploring a digital city.
Sugar free ice cream company Denada has a website that’s impressive all round.
Periwinkle is just one of the pastel colours used in the scheme of this site, which also uses fun mouseover effects, slock transitions and animations.
- Sweet Paradise
This site showcases how even a hint of a colour like periwinkle can make a web page pop.
On this homepage, the Christmas trees in the background have been coloured a blue/violet and it adds to the impact of the page.
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