2022’s Pantone Color of the Year is Here — Decorate Your Home with Very Peri

Here are some of the most stylish ways to decorate your home with Very Peri, a never-before-seen shade by Pantone.

The long-awaited announcement of the Pantone Color of the Year declared Very Peri as the color of 2022. Very Peri is a dynamic periwinkle blue hue with a vivifying violet red undertone. It was custom-made by Pantone’s color experts to represent the innovative and optimistic expectations for our future.

The Pantone Color Institute’s Executive Director Leatrice Eiseman said:
“As we move into a world of unprecedented change, the selection of PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri brings a novel perspective and vision of the trusted and beloved blue color family.”

Describing it as purple is limiting. You see, Very Peri is not just a blend of blue and red but is also the essence of periwinkle.


How does 2022’s Pantone Color of the Year translate to the beauty industry? The institute predicts a rise in glittery and matte products for the eyes, nails, and hair. This color will invoke futuristic inventiveness and daring imagination. It is a fun way to approach beauty. On that note, here are some of the products that you can explore.


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Price: S$39 at Sephora Singapore

Fenty Beauty’s Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color consists of a hyper-intense pigment that is best used to define your lips. The lip paint shade named Undefeated embodies the Very Peri color, which fills your lips using the precision wand. Shake it before using it!


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Price: S$72 at Sephora Singapore

The TATCHA Luminous Dewy Skin Mist is suitable for various skin types such as combination, dry, normal, oily, and sensitive. Simply shake the mist and spritz your face once or twice. Use this mist for concerns such as dryness, dullness, fine lines, and wrinkles.


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Price: S$81.00 at Sephora Singapore

This palette is made with thoughtful ingredients to ensure that it is fragrance-free, paraben-free, and sulphate-free. Revamp your look with these matte and shimmer eye colors that can transition from day to night. Minimal product is needed to enjoy maximum pay-off!



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Price: S$200 at IKEA

IKEA Singapore’s FLOTTEBO sofa-bed cover in Vissle Purple radiates the beauty of Very Peri. This durable, spin-dyed cover can be cleaned easily. Simply take it off and machine wash it.


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Price: S$6 at LazMall

What better way to decorate your home with Very Peri than by adding pizzazz to your walls? The Veelike self-adhesive matte surface finish wallpaper is a wall sticker decal that is made from premium PVC. Its size is 40cm x 1m per order.


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Price: S$18.50 at FairPrice

Kids and the young at heart can enjoy the Very Peri shade by bringing the Adventure World Foldable Lunchbox to school or in the office. This lunchbox is made from flexible silicon material that won’t break accidentally in your bag. Pop it up for use and flatten it into a portable size after eating. Apart from its portability, it is easy to clean and comes with two compartments and a spork. What’s more? It is microwavable.

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Local Companies That Offer Space-Saving Furniture For Your Small Flat

In response to the admiration that the “5 Simple Ways To Maximize Your Small Flat Without Spending Too Much” got, here is the list of the companies you can buy space-saving furniture from. This way, you can store more and keep more of your beloved items while maximizing the space. Interestingly, most of these companies are on a mission of decreasing the constraints of living on small space as our population continues to boom.

1. HWB Concept Pte Ltd (click for official website)

HWB, short for Hidden Wall Bed, is a company that specializes on wall-affixed beds that come in basic or designer style. What is amazing about their beds is that it can hold up to 70 KG with a mattress as thick as 5-11 inches. Furthermore, it can open at any angle even at 30 degrees without slamming down. They claim that their products can also endure the mounting of a 42″ LED TV. Such strength for a product that saves space!

If you have a style in mind, their beds are fully customizable to any ceiling height and you are free to choose from a myriad of finishes.

Here is a sneak peek at their iCON@CHANGI Small Home Office Showroom:

2. Space-Saving Furniture Systems 

Established in 2012, Space-Saving Furniture Systems offers beds that are designed and imported from the United Kingdom. To assess the safety of the beds, they were tested for thousands of cycles and were verified by the UK wall bed manufacturer itself. They guarantee highest standards that do not harm the price. For instance the Cosy Beds collection follow these prices…

Cosy vertical wall-bed with hanger at the back: S$1,500-2,100

Cosy vertical wall-bed: S$1,450

Cosy horizontal twin wall-beds: $2,600

What separates them from most is that, beds are super customizable! You can add features such as cupboards, bookshelves, and mattress. The wall-beds have 3-year warranty while the mattress have 5-15-year warranty. The two different brands of UK beds they carry are Next and Alpha.  Lastly, they sell wardrobe closets too! The wardrobe closet is priced at S$900-1,200.

3. Spaceman

Last but certainly not the least is the media acclaimed company called Spaceman. Spaceman delivers innovative and stylish space-saving furniture to beautify your place and meet your needs. Featured on The Straits Times, Expat Living, The Business Times, and Home & Decor among others, Spaceman strives to sell affordable products which is why their prices are fixed and displayed on their website.

From hidden beds or wall-beds to kitchen furniture, they have it all for you. Their economical hidden bed starts at S$1,100. While the bigger sizes cost S$3,170-3,552. You may fold it vertically or horizontally, to blend within your walls.

Currently, they are having a sale on this Rise Coffee Table + Dining Table (S$1,988):

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5 Simple Ways To Renovate Your Tiny Flat Without Spending Too Much

It is no secret that most of the flats available in Singapore are relatively small. It is done so as to expand the area available in our wonderful country. Aside from condominiums, HDB flats, ranging from 45 to 110 square meters, are the popular choice of the masses.

Whether you recently got off your parent’s estate or you relocated in the city center, the limited space of a flat can pose different challenges ahead. To live comfortably in it, here is the “5 Simple Ways To Renovate Your Tiny Flat Without Spending Too Much”:


This Swedish super brand is a hub for home decorating while on a budget. IKEA’s two Singapore stores sell multiple organizational items and furniture that are perfect for small living spaces. For example, you may purchase the BRIMNES slim mirror with 4 storage squares for S$99 or the BYGEL removable dish drainer for only S$6.90.

What’s more? You can get free #homeinspo from their in-store displays or website catalogs.


Instead of getting huge drawers for the flat screen television or microwave oven, mount or affix them on the wall. This inexpensive trick is a surefire space saver for a small-scale kitchen or living room.


Adding mirrors to a modest room can make it appear bigger. Wide and oversized mirrors can fool the eyes by reflecting more light and by brightening the room. Save money by mounting two 70×70 cm IKEA STAVE mirrors costing to S$29.90 each.


Buying a mattress, a headboard, and a bed frame can be costly and space consuming. Opt for a sofa bed instead. For about S$100, you can purchase a multi-purpose coach that expands into a bed for yourself or your guests.


You can easily maximize your space for free! All you have to do is to create visual distractions. Keep the room bright by opening the curtains. Then, make room for more by fixing your furniture diagonally.

Image Credits: Jim Cramer via Flickr with Creative Commons License (Attribution-NoDerivs)

Image Credits: Jim Cramer via Flickr with Creative Commons License (Attribution-NoDerivs)

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