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Pantone 2022 color in your Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Pantone has announced their “Color of the Year” for 2022 and, as usual, we’ll explain how to use those exact colors in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. For 2022, the new color will also be appearing in Microsoft products with a nice PowerPoint template with extra color palettes.

The color of 2022 is … Very Peri

Pantone Color of the Year, Very Peri, in a PowerPoint slide.

As usual what’s more amazing than the color is the description that goes with the choice. Very Peri (or Purple to us mortals) is described as:

  • Courageous Presence Encourages Personal Inventiveness And Creativity
  • carefree confidence and a daring curiosity that animates our creative spirit
  • opening the door to a dynamic virtual world 
  • Spritely, joyous attitude

But enough of the annual prose fest from the ‘Pantone Institute’, let get down to the practical business of using the colors in Word, Excel, PowerPoint or any other program.

Very Peri in Microsoft Office.

Go to the color selector in any Office product for font, background or whatever. Choose Custom and enter the RGB, Hex or HSL values for Pantone Very Peri:

RGB: 102, 103, 171
HSL: 169,74,137
Hex: #6667AB

Very Peri settings in Office color selector

Voila!  The 2022 color of the year in your own documents.

Office for Mac

Macs have their own impressive color selectors that Office for Mac uses.

Choose the Color Sliders, RGB Sliders then type the RGB or Hex codes.

Very Peri color palettes in PowerPoint

The most useful and interesting Microsoft “Very Peri” download (see below) is their PowerPoint template. It includes complementary colors to work with “Very Peri”, four palettes called “Balancing Act” , “Wellspring”, “The Star of the Show” and “Amusements”.

Very Peri in Windows, Teams and Edge

It might be impossible to escape Very Peri during 2022 because Microsoft has a deal with Pantone to add the color as options in Windows, Teams and Edge.

Windows 10 & 11 wallpapersdownload

Edge browser themedownload

Teams Backgroundsdownload

See Also:

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Pantone’s 2017 ‘Color of the Year’ in Office

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