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Released in early December 2021, Pantone’s highly anticipated Color of the Year 2022, Very Peri, “is a symbol of the global zeitgeist of the moment and the transition we are going through,” say the experts at the esteemed Pantone Color Institute.  

“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, encompassing the qualities of the blues,” says Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute. “Yet at the same time with its violet-red undertone, PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri displays a spritely, joyous attitude and dynamic presence that encourages courageous creativity and imaginative expressions.”

Impossible to ignore, this captivating blue hue most certainly captures our attention as well as our creative spirit. So, how do we introduce this curious color to our lake homes? Whether you want to make a big splash, or apply little pops of color throughout your rooms, here are some ideas to inspire you—and perhaps tempt you to break out your creative paintbrush.   

Palette Play

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To help you use this wonderful new shade in your home, Pantone has created four unique color palettes intended to work in harmony with Very Peri. “Each palette conveys a different mood, illustrating PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri’s versatility,” say the color experts. “Each palette additionally features three suggested color combinations integrating PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri.”

Choose from the subtle tones of Balancing Act, the nature-infused greens of Wellspring, the classic neutrals of The Star of the Show, or the whimsical color bursts of Amusements when designing the perfect palette to reflect your personal taste.

“The Pantone Color of the Year reflects what is taking place in our global culture, expressing what people are looking for that color can hope to answer,” says Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute. “Creating a new color for the first time in the history of our Pantone Color of the Year educational color program reflects the global innovation and transformation taking place. As society continues to recognize color as a critical form of communication and a way to express and affect ideas and emotions and engage and connect, the complexity of this new red violet-infused blue hue highlights the expansive possibilities that lay before us,” she notes.

Artful Accents

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Want just a splash of Very Peri without committing to an entire room? Instead, paint an accent wall that will instantly liven up your space and truly immerse you in this vibrant hue. Amplifying just one wall is an ideal way to add color to your room without going too bold. In addition, your decorative furnishings—artwork, lighting, furniture, and collections—will suddenly pop if you use contrasting or complementary colors like white, black, neutrals, and varying shades of blue.

Kitchen Charisma

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Combine this powerful periwinkle hue with bright orange for a dazzling and unexpected WOW factor in the kitchen. Here, streamlined cabinetry, contemporary furnishings, and sleek accents lend themselves to this ultra-modern aesthetic.  

Bathroom Beauty

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Freshen up your lake house bathroom with this pretty periwinkle shade. Combine with visually impactful embellishments like a patterned shower curtain and some new towels in a vibrant complementary color—try citrine or spring green—to give your bathroom a dose of cottage charm.

Off the Wall

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Use this irresistible periwinkle tone as your foundation shade for a layering of sophisticated blue hues. But this time, take it all the way to the ceiling, wrapping your entire room in this soothing and mesmerizing color. Here, the harmonious mix of blues works to unify the space and blend the whimsical fusion of design styles.

Bold & Beautiful

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 “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 rewrite our lives,” say the Pantone color experts. “Rekindling gratitude for some of the qualities that blue represents complemented by a new perspective that resonates today, PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri places the future ahead in a new light.”

So, start dreaming now and infuse a bit of this delicious hue into your lake home spaces. The palette possibilities are virtually limitless, with an endless array of color combinations. From all of us at Lake Homes Lifestyles—may your 2022 be filled with joyful color!

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Selling your lake home can be challenging when you don’t understand the importance of proper pricing. Lake Homes Realty’s CEO, Glenn Phillips, shares five pricing mistakes sellers must “get over.”

  1. What You Paid for the Property: Buyers do not care what you paid for your property. Your pricing must be based on the current market, and not the one when you bought it.
  2. Prices of Nearby Homes for Sale: Ignore the prices of nearby homes that have been on the market for some time. These unsold homes are more than likely overpriced.
  3. Your Personal Effort: Just because you have put personal effort into your home doesn’t mean the market price will reflect what you feel it’s worth.
  4. Rumors of High Sales Prices: Outliers do exist, but you shouldn’t overprice your home because of them. Use the average sales prices as a guideline.
  5. Taking Low Offers Personally: Disregarding low offers can close the door on potential opportunities. Be sure to respond in order to begin the negotiation process.

Your lake home will never leave the market if you don’t do the proper research when listing it. Sell it for the right price in this real estate market now with these tips so you’ll know what to avoid!

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Whiteboard Topics: 6 Reasons Real Estate Agents Choose Lake Homes Realty

January 12, 2022

It’s no secret that we’re the nation’s largest lake-focused real estate brokerage. Lake Homes Realty’s CEO, Glenn Phillips, explains why real estate agents choose Lake Homes Realty.  Specialization: With a market full of agents, specializing is important to stand out from competitors. The lake homes market is extremely popular, and a great one to specialize […]

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Whiteboard Topics: Does “Lake Home” Mean “Lakefront”

January 4, 2022

Not every lake home is waterfront, but they all have their advantages.  Lake Homes Realty’s CEO, Glenn Phillips, breaks down the differences between types of lake homes. Sometimes, But Not Always: Not every lake home is on the water. There are many options available including lakefront, lake access, and lake view. Lakefront: This property is also known […]

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Ways to Repurpose Holiday Decorations for Your Lake House

January 3, 2022

When all the gifts have been unwrapped and the holidays are over, you’re ready to relax. But instead, you’re faced with an enormous cleaning task. Unless you’re someone who keeps their Christmas lights up all year at the lake (we don’t judge!), it’s hard to decide what to do with all the leftover décor. But […]

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Refresh & Renew: 2022 Interior Design Trends

December 28, 2021

As we sheltered in place last year, we adapted to a different style of living. We all learned to work, play, school—and live life—in virtually every square inch of our homes. As lake lovers, we also connected with nature in a big way to cope with the isolation we felt from the global pandemic. Fast […]

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Whiteboard Topics: 5 Things To Know About Lake Real Estate In 2022

December 22, 2021

Real estate is ever-changing, so it’s important to know what to look out for in the coming year. Lake Homes Realty’s CEO, Glenn Phillips, shares five things to know about lake real estate in 2022. Mortgage Rates: Although more than half of lake property transactions are cash, mortgage rates have been so low, that having a […]

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2021 Winter Interior Design Tips

December 20, 2021

Even as temperatures plummet, there’s still lots to love about winter at the lake. Whether it’s spending evenings by the fire, watching movies with friends, or savoring the sweet aromas of holiday baking wafting from the kitchen, there’s always something innately soothing about the cozy comforts of hearth and home. Our desire to retreat indoors […]

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Best Winter Beverages to Enjoy at the Lake

December 18, 2021

When it’s winter at the lake, outdoor activities aren’t always in the cards. Sometimes, you just want to get cozy on your front porch with a nice, hot beverage. Whether you choose a simple cup of herbal tea or a flavorful peppermint mocha, nothing is better than a little wintertime warmth. For some recipe inspiration, […]

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Popular Polar Plunges in Lake Areas

December 16, 2021

In the middle of winter, the last activity on most of our minds is diving headfirst into a freezing lake. However, thousands of people do it every year. If you aren’t familiar, a polar plunge is a winter event in which a crowd of people jumps into a cold body of water. Typically, polar plunges […]

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