Colour of the year! Use our Grape Orbit

Wallmaster Paints colour Grape Orbit to match as a paint colour to paint my wall

June 15, 2022

I love this colour - Grape Orbit.  In fashion this season we saw violets, lilacs and purples colour blocked from head to toe.  Here, it is represented as a colour blocked room. This is to appreciate the colour's intensity but if you find this too scary just use a touch her and there. A feature wall or just repainting that much loved vintage piece of furniture and placing them together, maybe adding a bubble sofa in ivory... just don't forget your eighties inspired lamp.

Pantone each year makes colour predictions and forecasts that set the trends for that year. This years Pantone Colour of the Year 2022 is Very Peri. The industry uses the selected forecast colours (there are numerous choices from each section of the colour wheel) which then come through in the fabrics used and seen in high fashion, and all the soft furnishings, accessories and homewares used in the interior design industry.  Pantone colours are researched from what is happening in the world around us, minute by minute as emerging trends come forth including from street fashion, bloggers, influencers and social media.  How does colour make us feel? Where does it take us to? Which decade is its influence?  How much do I love this colour?  These are all emotional responses that are all occurring simultaneously in a split second as we look at a colour.

In my next three blogs I will be exploring Wallmaster's Lilacs and Purples which are already heavily present in this season's fashion and how to apply this very nineties colour palette to your styling.   We start with Pantone's Colour of the Year. Very Peri 17-3938. 


Purple in our history was associated with royalty.  The availability of these dyes were so rare and precious that only royalty and the very wealthy could afford them. In the mid 1800's the dyes became more readily available and people wanted to emulate royalty and have clothing and fabrics in this rich colour. The Art Deco period was huge for may colours and violet was on of them and metallic trims emerged. A reinvented version in the late Eighties and early Nineties brought back the popularity of the colour and at that time the feature wall became a thing....and here we are!