Fostering personal inventiveness, curiosity, confidence and creativity whilst representing transformational times and embracing the uncertainty of our times, Pantone has created a new shade for their annual Colour Of The Year title. With undertones of vivifying violet, ‘very peri’ is a gorgeous periwinkle blue hue that fills the year with enthusiasm and excitement. The colour of cotton candy sunsets, cityscapes at dawn, and fragrant fields of lavender have us all daydreaming about where you can go for discovering the very peri tones all around the world.
From the periwinkle-tinted parks in Singapore to Arizona’s Antelope Canyon, here are some very peri places which you can add to your travel bucket list for 2022. And we like them 'peri' much!
Bluebonnet Season in Austin, Texas
The blooming bluebonnets throughout Austin is an exciting sign of spring. Every year, from March through early April, the flowers look enthralling in their full bloom. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Centre at The University of Texas at Austin is the state botanical garden and is an excelling starting point for your wildflower excursion since it has labelled exhibits of beautiful blooms. You can marvel at the very peri bluebonnet blooms with a view of downtown beside the historic buildings of St. Edward’s University.
Snaefellsnes Peninsula in Iceland
If you visit Iceland during the summer, you will be astounded by the lush and wonderful lupines. These stunners may be found practically anywhere along highways, along waterfalls, and near lakes. Although the flowers are not indigenous to Iceland, they bloom each summer, creating periwinkle fields surrounding some of the island's most famous locations, like the Skógafoss waterfall. Approximately a three-hour
journey from Reykjavik, the Ingjaldshóll church in far western Iceland, is one of the finest settings to observe them. To catch glimpses of the exquisite very peri blooms, plan your vacation during June and July.
The Purple Islands of South Korea
If you are a fan of BTS, then there is something on our list you just can’t miss out on. The purple islands in South Korea are not just eye-candy with every inch of their town painted in very peri, but are also one of the most Insta-worthy locales on our list. For an all-very peri vacation, hop into the Banwol or Bakji island situated off the southwestern coast painted in periwinkle blue hues all over and walk across the purple bridge that connects the two islands and do not forget to use the hashtag #ipurpleyou when you post your fairytale images on Instagram.
Gardens by the Bay in Singapore
In the high-tech metropolis of Singapore, we can spot the self-described “urban nature park” a.k.a. Gardens by the Bay, an icon of Singapore tourism. Once the sun goes down, the branches of the “supertrees" illuminate against the inky night sky with rich tinges of periwinkle and blues, which makes it whimsically enticing to watch these huge man-made beauties twinkle in rhythm to a soundtrack. You will be dumbfounded to admire the beauty of the scattering light displays across the park which, to put it mildly, is exceptionally appealing. You must also pay a visit to the city's famed hawker booths for something altogether different.
Wisteria Blooms in London
Straight out of a scene from your favourite romantic comedy, the cobblestone alleyways in London surrounded with mews-style cottages with colourful doors, all soaked in very peri wisteria flowers will rejuvenate you and give you a sense of serenity. From the end of April until the beginning of May, the city is covered in wisteria blossoms, making it a fantastic place to catch some aesthetic periwinkle hues. If you are a fan of Bridgerton, after watching season 2, it's all you could want from a London scene. In the spring, you may visit Kensington, Chelsea, or Notting Hill to enjoy these gorgeous blooms.
Lavender Fields in Provence, France
These softly undulating lavender meadows in Provence are dreamlike for the senses, and you'll smell them as vividly as you see them. It all comes to life in late June– when the fields are in full bloom, so plan your trip to this purple paradise around that time of year. These huge fields are, without a doubt, the most beautiful among all the very peri places. You may have your lavender-infused ice cream and eat it too. If you are planning to travel to Europe, Provence is indeed one of the destinations you should not miss. Besides travelling through the fields, you may stop by the Lavender Museum in Coustellet, attend lavender festivals in Sault, and stock up on lavender products.
Antelope Canyon, Arizona
Considered sacred by the tribes of the region, the Antelope Canyon in Arizona was shaped over a million years by monsoon waters and is regarded to be one of the most fantastic places to visit if you are in the United States. You might need to use a local guide if you want to make the most out of your visit and avoid crowded areas. Originally orange in colour under direct sunlight, you can catch glimpses of deep, earthy shades as the interiors of the canyon get limited light, which lends the walls a myriad of colours ranging from vibrant reds to peppy periwinkle.
Wanaka in New Zealand
This town is a popular ski and outdoor adventure spot in New Zealand. One of the most visited and clicked places here is Lake Wanaka which has the Wanaka Tree, a willow submerged in the north end which gets perfectly silhouetted against the horizon during the brilliant and haunting purple-hued sunsets.