3 Watch Straps Inspired By The 2022 Pantone Colour Of The Year
Since 2000, Pantone has chosen a Colour of the Year, which reflects what is taking place in our global culture, expressing what people are looking for that colour can hope to answer.
For 22 years, Pantone’s Colour of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home furnishings, and industrial design, as well as product packaging and graphic design.
Pantone 2022 Colour Of The Year - ‘Very Peri’
For the first time this year, Pantone decided to create a new shade that wasn't already in its existing catalogue of colours for its colour of the year. To do so, the company blended blue tones with a violet-red.
The resulting Very Peri is similar to colours commonly found in nature, such as lavender flowers and birds with light purple plumage.
"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." - said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of Pantone's Colour Institute.
“Very Peri places the future ahead in a new light. It displays a carefree sense of both confidence and curiosity and allows us to look into the future in a new light, serving as a symbol of light. It allows us to gain hope, as we enter this new year and phase in our lives.”
This versatile shade is suited to an array of different materials, textures and finishes, and we’ve hand selected 3 of our favourite Very Peri inspired watch straps that will bring a pop of colour to your wardrobe.
Our Top 2022 Pantone Colour Of The Year Inspired Watch Straps Are:
- Hirsch LONDON Matt Alligator Leather Watch Strap in VIOLET
- NATO Watch Strap in PURPLE with Polished Buckle and Keepers
- PERLON Braided One Piece Watch Strap & Buckle in VIOLET
The London is one of Hirsch's flagship products and crafted from genuine Louisiana Alligator skin, with samples specially-selected for their large, uniform scales. The strap is also splash resistant and features a soft, silk glove leather lining.
This bold yet warming violet colour is very similar to Very Peri and a great choice if you’re looking to add a splash of colour and subtle texture to your outfit.
Another striking Very Peri inspired watch strap is the Purple NATO strap. Our NATO watch straps are a brilliant addition to any watch as they are comfortable, breathable, and a great alternative to the typical metal bracelet or leather strap.
With a NATO strap fitted, your watch is guaranteed to be more safe and secure than any other type of strap. The design of this strap means should one spring bar fail then the second spring bar will keep the watch attached to the strap.
You’ll struggle to find a more vibrant, eye-catching colour than this one.
The 'Perlon’ is a true sign of a functional watch strap. It has been around since around the 1960's and its design has remained relatively unchanged. The popularity of this strap is largely down to how you are able to fine tune the length allowing you to fasten the strap at any point.
Our Perlon straps are also incredibly durable and made from a complex braided Nylon composite with a coated brass buckle (nickel free) attached. This also makes the watch strap very comfortable and waterproof.
Written by Kate, for WatchObsession.