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7 Homes inspired by the Pantone Color of the Year 2022: Very Peri

Inspired by Very Peri, the 2022 Pantone Color of the Year, Luxury Defined presents seven homes with architecture and interior design accentuated with alluring shades of blue

The Pantone Color Institute, which helps manufacturers, artists, and printers coordinate and reproduce accurate colors across product lines and in different media, chose Very Peri as 2022’s Color of the Year. Pantone color No. 19-4052, a “dynamic periwinkle blue hue with a vivifying violet-red undertone” will inspire design trends, from fashion and cosmetics to food, furniture, and interior decor, over the course of the year. Very Peri is, by definition, contemporary: The institute created this bold new color to blend “the faithfulness and constancy of blue with the energy and excitement of red.” Both warm and cool, it is reminiscent of fields of lavender on a midsummer morning and a snow-covered landscape at dusk. Very Peri also inspires this Luxury Defined collection of enchanting homes with alluring hues spanning a color spectrum of blues. 

Grand Villa on the Gulf of Saint-Tropez, Var, France

This enchanting villa on the Gulf of Saint-Tropez has a pale blue façade framed against a picturesque backdrop of sea and sky.

The majestic 18th-century-style villa has a peaceful setting in Beauvallon, a private estate on the Gulf of Saint Tropez. The grandly appointed residence was built by master craftsmen and artisans to combine the elegance of the 18th century with the contemporary comforts of the 21st. The beautiful pale blue façade is graced with stone columns and grand balconies with wrought-iron balustrades. The interiors are equally alluring. Among the opulent finishes are original Louis XV carved-wood doors and parquet floors, decorative stone columns, ornately carved window frames, grand balconies with wrought-iron balustrades, and a double staircase leading to a dramatic sea-view terrace. There are six bedrooms and six bathrooms. The owner’s suite has an opulent bathroom in onyx marble. Beyond the residence are magnificent parklike gardens with a tennis court and a spectacular swimming pool facing the Gulf of Saint Tropez. The property also includes a private guest house and a caretaker’s residence.

Palatial Full-Floor Loft in Greenwich, Village, New York City

This five-bedroom, full-floor loft in SoHo-Greenwich Village is a complete home with a chef’s kitchen, in a dazzling shade of periwinkle blue, a media lounge, dining and living rooms, and a vast great room with treetop views.

Spread over 5,000 square feet with 60 linear feet of frontage over LaGuardia Place in Greenwich Village, this restored full-floor residence blends the scale of a downtown loft with the elegance of an uptown townhouse. The proportions are perfectly symmetrical, with 12-foot- high ceilings and an open flow throughout. At the entrance, a key-locked elevator opens to a 43- by 25-foot great room with oversized, picture windows framing treetop views to the east. Farther along is a classic La Cornue kitchen, in a vibrant shade of periwinkle blue. A Viking refrigerator, custom white cabinetry, and white Carrera marble counters will delight chefs and entertainers alike. The open-plan dining room and double living rooms have warm oak wood floors, architectural lighting, original columns, and five-zone central air conditioning. The corner primary suite features a stately gallery, dual, custom-fitted walk-in dressing rooms, and an en suite Carrera marble bathroom with a solid carved marble tub imported from Italy. Four en suite bedrooms each have a bathroom with heated marble floors and impeccable tilework. A sumptuous media lounge includes a fully equipped laundry room with another half bath. Built in 1912, 534 LaGuardia Place is a prestigious, concrete and steel loft building with 16 units accessed by freight and passenger elevators. The building is a stone’s throw from Washington Square Park and just two blocks from SoHo.

11th-Century Fortress in Savoie, France

This 11th-century fortress in the foothills of the Arclusaz Mountains in the Savoie region of France is listed as a French historical monument. The property was restored in the 19th century and includes three stories of grandly appointed interiors with jewel-toned rooms and furnishings.

This magnificent medieval fortress is perched on a cliffside overlooking the Combe de Savoie Valley, between Chambery and Albertville, near the Swiss border. Built in the 11th-century, it is one of the Savoie region’s best preserved fortresses and is now classified as a French historical monument. The 2.5-acre complex was extended over the years and restored in the 19th century. The grandly scaled living spaces extend to nearly 6,500 square feet over three floors. The reception rooms and bedrooms are appointed with original wood floors, decorative ceilings, monumental fireplaces, and a jewel-like color palette. The owner’s suite is an enchanting private retreat with wood-panelled walls and a domed, violet-hued ceiling with a skylight. Other highlights include a two-story watchtower, an underground tunnel with a vaulted ceiling, a medieval chapel, and beautiful gardens with 180-degree views of the Combe de Savoie Valley and the Alps.

18th-Century Villa near Lucca, Tuscany, Italy

This country villa, built in the mid-18th century, is painted in an alluring shade of periwinkle blue in contrast with its verdant garden setting.

This striking blue villa is at one with its wooded setting between the medieval city of Lucca and the Tuscan coast. The elegant three-story home was built as a private residence in the mid-18th century and currently operates as a boutique hotel, complete with 10 guest rooms served by an elevator, a restaurant, bar, and lounge, and a resort-style pool. Eight bedroom suites are located on the upper two floors, each with its own unique color scheme, as well as a sitting room, bathroom, gallery or balcony. The lower level houses a wine cellar, staff quarters and service areas. The restaurant has a picturesque setting within a glass-enclosed winter garden along with the professional kitchen and two guest bathrooms. Nearby is a unique, geometric-shaped pool with a deck and gazebo for poolside dining. Surrounding the villa are 1.25 acres of walled gardens with a stream, citrus groves, and colorful flower beds. The grounds are entered via security gates and include a private car park.

Resort-Inspired Château Estate in Fleurance, Gers, France

This picture-postcard château in the Gascony countryside catches the eye with its earth-toned walls and cornflower-blue shutters.

This restored château has a bucolic setting off a quiet road, just minutes from the 13th-century bastide town of Fleurance in southwestern France. The property has been sensitively updated for the contemporary lifestyle and includes a luxury guest house, formal gardens and parkland, and ample parking for residents and guests. The château’s elegant earth-toned façade is complemented by white doors, window frames, and cornflower-blue shutters. At the entrance, a long, wide hall with a terracotta floor leads to several light-filled reception rooms. French doors open to stone patios, lawned gardens, a barbecue area, and a private pool. Upstairs are four large bedrooms, all with individually styled bathrooms. A charming stone outbuilding, redesigned as a luxurious gîte guest residence, sleeps up to 18 guests. The exterior walls, crafted from local blonde stone, enclose light-infused living spaces, including a large central dining hall with a wood-beamed ceiling, a contemporary galley kitchen equipped with top-of-the-line appliances, a media lounge with fireplace, and a game room. The private quarters, set over two levels, are a mix of double, twin, and family suites. The gîte also includes an alfresco entertaining area with a heated pool and pool house, and a stone terrace.

Atlanta By The Sea & Jolly Roger In Tucker’s Town, Bermuda

This unique family compound in Tucker’s Town, Bermuda, overlooks Tucker's Town Cove and the fairways of the prestigious Mid Ocean Club. The color scheme blends pastel yellow and blue with white. The chef’s kitchen has an eye-catching periwinkle blue and white striped ceiling.

This delightful family compound encompasses 2.23 hilltop acres overlooking the turquoise waters of Castle Harbour. Located in the heart of Tucker’s Town, minutes away from a private dock and moorings, beaches, golf courses, and restaurants. The property comprises two distinct dwellings: the main house, Atlanta By The Sea, and the guest cottage, Jolly Roger. The main house blends European style with Bermuda charm. A major renovation by Bermudian architect David Benevides and technological updates since then have brought the property into the 21st century. Yet the period details remain intact: high ceilings, wood floors, spacious rooms, Italian tiles, French doors, multiple fireplaces, and picture windows with glorious views of Tucker’s Town Cove. The main level features a living room, elegant firelit library, and sunroom with veranda. The center-island chef’s kitchen is a treat with its periwinkle blue and white striped ceiling. It opens to a light-filled breakfast room, panty, family room, and formal dining room adjoining a terrace. The first-floor owner’s suite and two additional bedroom suites open to the courtyard garden. A spiral staircase from the library leads down to an office, laundry, workshop, a gym, and en suite staff bedroom. Beyond the house is an outdoor swimming pool and the Jolly Roger, a historic four-bedroom cottage currently configured as two self-contained suites. The grounds are graced with flowering plants, an immense poinciana tree, rock gardens, and landscaped lawns backing onto the 16th hole of the Mid Ocean Club course.

Palace Granada in Marrakesh, Morocco

This palatial villa in Marrakesh, Morocco, is an homage to one of Spain’s historic architectural treasures, the Alhambra, the royal residence and court of Granada in the mid-13th century. Decorative ceilings, drapes, and furnishings in hues of green and violet-blue create a contrast with the exterior walls, tiles, and floors in red and ochre shades.

This opulent private palace is an ode to the Alhambra, the vast medieval fortress and royal palace in Granada, Spain. Located in La Palmeraie, a palm oasis near the medieval citadel of Marrakesh, this sumptuous property encompasses 19,375 square feet of interior space within five acres of idyllic, private gardens facing the Atlas Mountains. An homage to Moorish craftsmanship, the grandly scaled reception areas, two kitchens, five lavish bedroom suites, an office, and a library. rich architectural details include museum-quality zellige mosaics, chiseled-cedar ceilings, carved-wood columns, decorative archways, and stained-glass windows. There are multiple living rooms, two kitchens, five lavish bedroom suites, a private office, and a wood-panelled library. Each room is grandly scaled and luxuriously appointed with decadent furnishings and a rich color scheme. Patterned ceilings and cornices give a sense of place and combine with the sweeping drapes, in hues of green, violet, and blue to contrast with vibrant red carpets and exterior ochre walls. The courtyard garden has a secret cabana, while several pavilions offer a quiet place to read or relax. The villa’s lower level is styled in the tradition of ancient Moorish baths, with a hammam, spa, treatment rooms, and relaxation lounges. Adding to the resort-like ambience are a bar and disco, vast swimming pool, and clay tennis court. Designed to the same exacting standards, the private grounds are a paradise of rose gardens, citrus and palm groves, reflecting pools, and marble fountains.