How to Incorporate the Pantone Colour of the Year in your Living Room

Announced each winter by the Pantone Institute, this year’s Pantone Colour of the Year has been revealed as ‘Very Peri’.

Symbolising optimism – this purple shade looks ready to set the tone for decor trends this year and beyond.

However, you may be wondering how to incorporate purple within your own home?

Well, to successfully incorporate the new pantone colour of the year, we’d recommend mixing purple soft furnishings as well as ‘moody’ dark furniture and gold tone decor. That’s it. All done in one sentence.

What about some more ideas, how about some furniture recommendations we hear you scream. Fear not pantone of the year browser warrior, here are our top picks on how to introduce some purple (and gold) into your living room:

1. Start with ‘Next Level’ Seating

Dutchbone Dolly Lounge Chair

A nod to the luxurious art deco style, Dutchbone’s Dolly lounge chair takes velvet to the ‘next level’.

Just gaze at the curved upholstery that’ll support your back – and look stunning when you have to get up from its comfy foam filling.

Resting on (dark lacquered) solid rubberwood legs, you know this will remain a sturdy chair – whilst the contrasting brass powder-coated steel feet add another layer of refined luxury to your living room.

Arriving fully assembled and ready to go, the ‘Purple’ option is ideal for making a regal statement in your living room.

2. Introduce a ‘Pop of Colour’

Extreme Lounging Mighty B-Bag Quilted Indoor Bean Bag in Berry

Available in an opulent ‘Berry’ shade, this bean bag is an easy way to incorporate a pop of purple within any living room scheme.

Made from a polyester material and base – with a polystyrene filling – it’s ideal for the kids or ‘big kid’ visitors who want to recline and chill out in your stylish new living room.

The convenient carry handle and showerproof fabric mean you can also transport it across your patio doors, to stargaze in the garden.

Buy more than one to help create a coordinated and on-trend nod to the Pantone Colour of the Year.

3. Put Down the Paint Brush!

Bold Monkey So Curvy Lounge Chair

This ‘plump‘ armchair is a simple way to introduce purple into your living room – without having to wallpaper or decorate your walls.

From Dutch designer Bold Monkey, its electroplated gold legs perfectly accentuate the gorgeous ‘wrinkled’ lavish purple velvet back.

A colour associated with royalty, this sumptuous purple armchair will become your throne – as you survey your beautifully ‘luxe’ surroundings.

Constructed from plywood and foam – the So Curvy lounge chair delivers comfortable and stylish seating.

4. Say it with Florals

Cozy Living Ingvild Velvet Cushion

This cushion proves you can channel Pantone’s Colour of the Year without replacing your existing soft furnishings – ideal if you’ve recently introduced a new sofa to your living room.

Its refined floral motif – on a machine-washable cotton velvet cover – and Oeko-Tex® certified filling made of feathers and down, ensure you’ll be sitting pretty and comfortably.

At 50x50cm in size, it’s sure to make a style impression on the space too.

For ultimate ‘style points’ with the family, we’d suggest mixing this piece with several of our other designer scatter cushions – layer textures and prints for a bespoke sofa ‘look’.

5. Choose Dark Romantic Florals

Bold Monkey Stitchy Roses Rug

Whilst you may not want to install an entire carpet in this year’s Pantone colour, this fashionable rug is sure to give you ‘the look’.

Elegant and romantic, the fringed, floral motifs and lavish purple shade will ‘upgrade’ any space – whilst its delightful soft pile texture provides comfort underfoot.

Woven from a blend of rayon, cotton and polyester – this rug is available in a choice of two sizes – so you can find the right fit for your space.

The reverse has an anti-slip backing too – so you’ll spend less time adjusting the rug and more time looking fabulous in your newly-styled living room.

6. Go For ‘Gold' Feature Lighting

Bold Monkey Angel On Fire Pendant Lamp

Having chosen your Pantone-inspired purple furniture and home accessories – it’s now time to pair them with equally luxurious gold-tone accents.

Echoing the gold leg details of the two chairs featured above, this stunning matt brass electroplated aluminium shade means everyone can better admire your new on-trend living room.

Inspired by the Art Deco period’s beaded glass lamps, its elongated shade will cast a lovely glow but is made from modern acrylic tubing – safer and more resilient to family life.

Whilst each pendant lamp delivers on style – you could opt for both the ‘Medium’ and ‘Large’ options (sold individually) at their staggered heights, to form a dramatic lighting centrepiece.

7. Go for ‘Complementary Colours’

Isabella Floor Lamp

Love reading about the latest decor trends including Pantone’s Colour of the Year?

This super stylish slim-profile floor lamp will light up your reading area into the evening.

Maintaining the high luxe vibe, its Brushed Gold’ option coordinates with the previously mentioned Bold Monkey pendant light, for effortless glamour!

Located at opposite ends of the colour wheel, this ‘yellow’ tone floor lamp will ensure a vibrant space when paired with its complementary colour … purple.

8. Add Dark Wood Furniture

Dutchbone Class Coffee Table

Create an inviting – yet dramatic – living room by adding this sultry dark coffee table into ‘the mix’.

The dark tones ‘ground’ the lavish purple and gold tones – whilst the elaborate herringbone pattern adds refined texture to any decor scheme.

We think you’ll especially love it teamed with the Pantone Colour of the Year 2022.

Bringing everything together – the traditional looking MDF tabletop – with acacia wood veneer – enhances the ‘grown-up’ and sophisticated ‘feel’ of your newly furnished room.

The geometric steel legs – that have been coated with an antique brass colour – make this coffee table an ideal addition to ‘Veri Peri’ and metal accents.

9. Combine Purple With ‘Vintage’ Metallics

Dutchbone Hari Slim Vase

Looking to add a gorgeous vase to your splendid new coffee table?

Look no further than the ‘Hari’ waterproof slim vase – it’s perfect for displaying dried grasses and flowers, or displayed on its own, as a statement piece that’ll draw admiring glances.

With a generous height of 35cm, the antique brass-plated finish introduces a vintage vibe.

Once more, we’ve chosen to offset the ‘bang on trend’ purple shade with ‘antique’ looking metallic accents – because this beautiful combo creates a high-end decorative style that’ll last beyond Pantone’s celebration.

Incorporate Purple Accents for a Luxurious Living Room

Given Pantone’s glowing endorsement, we’re proud to offer many purple ‘Very Peri’ inspired pieces for your home – and hope that this guide has helped you to design your new living room. Discover more about these stunning on-trend products by calling +44 (0) 1305 231231 or emailing us today!


With more than 10 years’ experience in providing advice and support to parents looking for their perfect kids bed, mother of 2, Nathalie Davis is passionate about helping children develop. In her role as Director of Product Procurement at Cuckooland, Nathalie has helped thousands of parents improve their children’s sleep and sleeping habits through the beds and mattresses she sources and the articles she writes. In her spare time she teaches her Golden Retriever to be a responsible vegetarian and is often spotted sifting through clothes at her local Charity Shops.

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