Microsoft has collaborated with Pantone to use  “PANTONE Color of the Year” for creating themes/wallpapers for its products. This color of the year is named “PANTONE 17–3938 Very Peri” and defined as a dynamic periwinkle blue hue with a violet-red undertone.

This month, the PANTONE Color of the Year for 2022 was announced: PANTONE 17–3938 Very Peri — a dynamic periwinkle blue hue with a violet-red undertone that blends the faithfulness and constancy of blue with the energy and excitement of red.

Pantone-colored theme for Windows 11 recently became available in the store. You can download the Windows 11 theme by clicking here.

Now, Microsoft has also made Pantone-colored theme for Microsoft Edge available. You can install the Edge theme by clicking here.

Microsoft has also brought PANTONE 17–3938 Very Peri color in the Teams backgrounds and PowerPoint templates. It can be downloaded by clicking here and here. Microsoft is planning to bring this color in refreshed Microsoft workplace tool kit.

From a UX perspective, color is so powerful because it’s a universal language. It can instantly and viscerally influence perception, telegraph information, or explain a product or service’s characteristics.

As an expression of a mood and attitude, crafting a new color requires an awareness of the global zeitgeist. Color influences come from myriad sources: films in production, traveling art collections and new artists, music and new musical artists, fashion and beauty. New technologies, materials, textures, and effects that impact color are also studied, as are new lifestyles and playstyles, cultural events, and socio-economic contexts.

The Pantone Color Institute’s global team of color experts carefully considered these and numerous other factors when creating PANTONE 17–3938 Very Peri, resulting in a fresh new hue whose carefree confidence and daring curiosity embodies the energy, excitement, and newness of today.