The 2022 Pantone Color of the Years encourages us to get creative (and stay curious).
Stimulate the senses, soothe the soul, there’s not much the right color can’t do. The right shade speaks to the moment, which is why we begin our Color Theory Series with a nod to the new and the 2022 Color of the Year. Pantone, the authority on color, created an original hue–a smooth blend of red (power, passion) and blue (calmness, serenity) that casts an optimistic glow on the year with Very Peri. As this shade was invented from scratch, we all have the chance to interpret the warming, bold lavender tone. Pantone suggests Very Peri “helps us embrace the this altered landscape” with “daring curiosity” and “carefree confidence”. Sounds like the creative encouragement we all need in the midst of the pandemic.
While the color encourages inventiveness by nature alone, the idea of a blended color conjures everything from rich amethysts, magenta, and pale pinks to cornflower and periwinkle blue. The Pantone Color is meant to inspire not dictate, so we will also see compliments to Very Peri on the color wheel. Shades of lemon, sunflower, mustard, and gold contrast the lighter periwinkle palettes without clashing. On the flip side, the deep shades on the spectrum of bold amethyst and rich purples pair well with lilacs and soft blue-grays for a bohemian touch or deep gray and black for a weighted, sensuous vibe. Fitting that both ranges of tones (yellow to gray) go in tandem with last year’s Colors of the Year. (You can read about Illuminating and Ultimate Gray on the blog as well.) How will you play with Very Peri this year? We can’t wait to see. In the meantime, here are a handful of direct hits complimenting the VP influence that we’ve seen picked up by Dallas’ very best. Stay curious, party people. XOXO - The POSH Team
Table Study: Elegant Optimism
Our first example adds a punch of purple that playfully engages with the glamorous textures of our Cut Crystal Chargers and classic Chiavari chairs. Designed by Crystal Fraiser Weddings, this tablescape has juuuuust enough color to catch your attention. So wonderfully modern.
Ready, Set, Table One: Crystal Hand Cut Charger | Carnival Glassware | Uptown Flatware | Pewter Chiavari (Image 1-2, Photography @hannahwayphoto)
Of course, Pop Parties live up to their name with a colorful, cultural affair. Featuring the client’s favorite colors, this tablescape was pretty with purple and lilac, flourished with pops of coral and gold, and one-of-a-kind couture designs highlighted by the Marie Daâge Charger. (Made exclusively of Limoges porcelain, Marie Daâge's collections are some of the last to be painted entirely by hand.) A detailed and sunny love affair.
Ready, Set, Table Two: Marie Daage Champagne Stripe Charger | Cutipol Rondo Matte Gold Cutlery | Glassware | Milla Chair in Ivory (Image 3-4, Photography @annasmithphoto)
Alexa Kay Events set a joyful table with a touch of lilac combined with cheerful colors of gold, white, and blush pink. A table that evokes a lovely sigh is one worth considering–perfect for a bridal brunch, birthday lunch, or magical garden wedding. Aa Alexa says, “Bright colors and whimsy florals are always an award-winning combination.” Couldn’t agree more.
Ready Set, Table Three: Glass Pleated Gold Edge Charger | Blush Coupe China | Cutipol GOA White + Gold Cutlery | Light Purple Stella Wine Glass | Classic Water Goblet | Deaville Sand Bengaline Moire Linen | Mila Chair in Blush (Image 5-6, Photography @megankayphotography)
Dancing days are here again, as Kirstin Rose Events and Gro Designs prove to be a disco-flavored delight. A brilliant spread of prismatic hues, complimenting or ranging on the edges of the Very Peri standards, is all the stimulation you need for a pastel garden party. Take flight, social butterflies. Or at least find the dance floor!
Ready, Set, Table Four: Christian Lacroix Butterfly Charger | Light Green Stella Wine Glass |Extreme Riedel Stemware | Cutipol Rondo Matte Gold Cutlery | Mila Chair in Ivory (Image 7-8, Photography @josephwest)
Table Study: Moody Manifestations
Trust the transition and the vision. That’s not just an affirmation for 2022, but also the mood behind the tablescape from Alexa Breeden (Branching Out Events). Warm, late summer shades of gold, mustard, and sandy peach transition into the richer, more regal purples of autumn. This ombré display of seasonal stems welcomed couture touches to plum perfection.
Ready, Set, Table Five: Kim Seybert Laurel Gold Charger | Marie Daage Champagne Stripe Charger | Arte Italica Guiletta Dinner Plate | Gold White Royal Soup Bowl | Signature Gold Stemware | Lucca Matte Gold + Silver Flatware (Image 9-10, Courtesy of Alexa Breeden)
Imagination takes a mystical direction in the Garden of Gro Designs and Caroline Events. This tablescape revels in the spirited opulence of tactility and color. A mixture of ornate, jewel tones, classic patterns, and unforgettable florals offers a reprieve from the world the moment you feast your eyes on its beauty. When we say we sat and stared for hours… This is how you take Very Peri to VP status and go for baroque.
Ready, Set, Table Six: Charles Sadek Exotic Bird Dinner Plate | Contessa Gold Flatware | Gold Floral Lace Stemware | Duchess Gold Goblet with 24K (Image 11-12, Photography @johncainphotography)
Spirited style is the Prashe way. Bold hues of deep purple, magenta, and Fuschia paired with crystal accents and black Chiavari chairs creates the twists on tradition we love to see. Dare to set a striking reception, indeed.
Ready, Set, Table Seven: Glass Pleated Platinum Edge Charger | Black Dinner Plate | Black Chiavari | Violet Bengaline Moire (Image 13-14, Photography @thaninphoto)