This OPI Shade Matches The Pantone Color Of The Year For 2022

Nowadays, everyone is just trying to keep up with Gen Z. The TikTok dances, fashion trends, and now even the color trends. Every year since 2000, Pantone picks a new Color of the Year. This year's a bit different. Instead of just picking one of their 1,876 existing shades out there, Pantone created a new color for 2022 — Very Peri (via Pantone). You've likely already seen the trendy color all over TikTok, but it turns out that there's even a nail polish to get you in the spirit. 

While there are deeper meanings to the why the color was chosen, there are beauty implications as well. "Suggestive of personal inventiveness and daring imagination, Pantone 17-3938 Very Peri makes a novel statement for eyes, nails, and especially in hair in a variety of finishes and applications from glittery and glam to dusty matte," Pantone said in their announcement (via Allure). Honestly, this is already ringing true.

Everyone from Olivia Rodrigo to Lil Nas X have donned the color this year, making it one of the trendiest shades out there already (via Footwear News). Add to that the deep meaning, and it looks like the trend has further to go. It's now the trendiest color for the upcoming year, which means that Gen Z will likely pull a bait and switch to a new color before 2022 even gets here. But, for now, here's the nail polish to get you in the Pantone spirit. 

Pantone's Very Peri resembles OPI's Show Us Your Tips!

Pantone might have created this color for the upcoming year, but the company wasn't the first to think that it would look incredible for beauty items. As Allure points out, OPI's Show Us Your Tips! nail polish is almost an exact match for Pantone's Very Peri. The shade, which has hints of both purple and blue, is a gorgeous nail polish color. Unlike Pantone's shade, it has some silver-based glitter in it to make it a real standout.

According to reviews, this color is described as "one of a kind." Customers say that the periwinkle blue is a true standout in every sense, from color to how long it lasts. "This [color] is outstanding," one review reads. "Never seen it before. It is so cute and modern." 

The gorgeous color is a cool $10 on Amazon and is available in two days with Prime. That means that you can get it just in time to get into the 2022 spirit. The nail polish has a 4.7 out of 5 star rating with over 15,000 reviews, too. So, you're not only getting ahead on the trend, but the polish is well worth the money as well. 

Pantone's Very Peri represents a new vision

Of course, the periwinkle color was around well before Very Peri was invented — but not the exact color. According to Pantone's Instagram announcement, Very Peri is "a dynamic periwinkle blue hue with a vivifying violet red undertone blends the faithfulness and constancy of blue with the energy and excitement of red." Basically, that's a fancy way to say that it might look familiar but it's now better than ever.

In fact, there's an even deeper meaning to this shade besides just a pretty color. "We are living in transformative times. As we emerge from an intense period of isolation, our notions and standards are changing," Pantone's Instagram says of the color. "Displaying a carefree confidence and a daring curiosity that animates our creative spirit, inquisitive and intriguing PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri helps us to embrace this altered landscape of possibilities, opening us up to a new vision as we re-write our lives."

The shade comes after Pantone's Color of the Year 2021 — Ultimate Grey and Illuminating (via ARTnews). The gray and lemon yellow color was the first time Pantone released a double color winner and represented stability, strength, and realness in the gray with the hope of the yellow (via Inquirer). We might have just gotten through 2021, but the new visions of the periwinkle color are definitely needed. So, get yourself some of OPI's Show Us Your Tips! nail polish to really nail the start of your year.