These Windows 11 wallpapers are inspired by the Pantone Color of the Year

Windows 11 Bloom Pantone
Windows 11 Bloom Pantone (Image credit: Microsoft)

What you need to know

  • PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri is the Pantone Color of the year for 2022.
  • It's a shade of blue with hints of violet and red.
  • You can get a collection of PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri wallpapers for Windows 11 through the Microsoft Store.

Each year, the Pantone Color Institute picks a Pantone Color of the Year. The shade is meant to reflect the year that's about to start, such as 2022 being a transitional year. The 2022 Pantone Color of the Year is PANTONE 17-3938, also known as Very Peri. If you're a fan of the shade, you can pick up a pack of Windows 11 wallpapers inspired by it through the Microsoft Store.

"Encompassing the qualities of the blues, yet at the same time possessing a violet-red undertone, PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri displays a spritely, joyous attitude and dynamic presence that encourages courageous creativity and imaginative expression," explains Pantone.

The Pantone Color of the Year 2022 wallpapers feature the Windows bloom image seen in the default wallpaper of Windows 11, but it's been shifted to match the award-winning shade.

"Live in color with these four custom images of the Windows bloom re-imagined using the Pantone Color of the Year 2022, PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri, a dynamic blue hue that blends the faithfulness and constancy of blue with the energy and excitement of red," reads Microsoft's description of the wallpaper pack.

Past Pantone Colors of the Year include PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray and PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue. Microsoft does not have wallpapers available based on these shades.

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