Pantone and Microsoft collaborate to create ‘Very Peri', a new color for UX elements

Pantone has created a new color &039Very Peri&039 which Microsoft is actively using

Pantone “Very Peri” is a new color that Microsoft is already infusing actively in its products. Right from new backgrounds in Microsoft Teams to PowerPoint templates, Windows 11 wallpapers, and an Edge browser theme, the PANTONE 17–3938 Very Peri will be everywhere.

Color matching company Pantone claims it has invented a new color. The company calls it Pantone 17-3938 Very Peri. It might appear violet, lavender, or purple to the uninitiated; suggested Pantone. But, the color Very Peri is "a dynamic periwinkle blue hue with a vivifying violet-red undertone".

The “Color of the Year for 2022” reportedly blends the “faithfulness and constancy of blue with the energy and excitement of red”. It “showcases a spritely, joyous attitude and dynamic presence that encourages courageous creativity and imaginative expression.”

Needless to mention, Work From Home (WFH) is not going away anytime soon. Moreover, the obsession with the ‘Dark Mode’ could be waning or being overdone. After all, employees sitting at home and slogging away on their laptops and desktops do need a dash of color to liven up the mood.

Hence, Microsoft and Pantone seem to have come up with Very Peri to help remotely working employees. The color will start appearing in Teams, Windows, Edge, PowerPoint, and more. Not just the User Interface (UI), but the entire User Experience (UX) should have a positive and uplifting vibe, claims Pantone.

“Color is a part of every design decision we make here at Microsoft, and we wanted to incorporate this new color into our designs in a way that could inspire people to feel more empowered and creative in their daily endeavors,” suggested the Windows OS maker.

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