Nottingham, UK-based Limited100, the leading provider of bespoke handcrafted automotive wall art, commissions ‘Ferrari Testarossa by Paul Ward (Pantone 17-3938)’ to celebrate Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2022, Very Peri.
Like all of Limited100’s carefully selected images, this digitally hand-drawn wall art is limited to 100 units ever, and is available in a wide range of sizes and print formats including print-only, framed, natural wood canvas and aluminium composite.
Very Peri, described by colour company Pantone as "a periwinkle shade of blue," has been named colour of the year for 2022. The purple hue was informed by the rise of the metaverse, as well as the impact of coronavirus lockdowns.
Pantone, the company that sets one of the most widely recognised colour standards, says that the colour marries the "constancy" of traditional blue with the "energy and excitement" of red.
Pantone has selected a shade that wasn't in its existing catalogue as its Colour of the Year 2022
"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 colour family,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of Pantone's Colour Institute.
"Encompassing the qualities of the blues, yet at the same time possessing a violet-red undertone, Pantone 17-3938 Very Peri displays a spritely, joyous attitude and dynamic presence that encourages courageous creativity and imaginative expression."
The colour has been called Very Peri
For the first time this year, the brand decided to create a new shade that wasn't already in its existing catalogue of colours for its colour of the year. To do so, the company blended blue tones with a violet-red.
The resulting Very Peri is similar to colours commonly found in nature, such as lavender flowers and birds with light purple plumage.
According to Pantone, Very Peri is indicative of the current physical and digital landscape. The American company cites the rise in the metaverse and the impact of coronavirus lockdowns as key elements that have informed the colour choice.
"Pantone 17-3938 Very Peri is a symbol of the global zeitgeist of the moment and the transition we are going through," the brand explained.
"As we emerge from an intense period of isolation, our notions and standards are changing, and our physical and digital lives have merged in new ways."
The brand describes it as a periwinkle blue
About Paul Ward, the creator of this artwork
Paul Ward has been a professional photographer and digital designer for over twenty years now and recently won his category at the British Photography Awards 2020. Over the years his work has been published in many books and magazines both in the UK and internationally and his architectural images currently adorn the walls aboard Cunard’s flagship Queen Mary 2. Paul’s passion for cars started when he bought his first Austin Mini almost 30 years ago and ever since then he has been obsessed with both classic cars and modern supercars, so, as an image-maker, it’s not surprising that automobile photography has become a passion of his too - Learn more about Paul Ward.
About Limited100 – bespoke automotive prints
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At Limited100 our mission is to become and be recognised as the world’s number one destination for exclusive automotive wall art. Handcrafted in Britain from sustainable, museum-quality materials, we offer car enthusiasts a choice of limited edition prints of a variety of vintage, classic and modern photography in your perfect print format. Any image, any size, any format, anywhere in the world, but always limited to 100.
Cars are an extension of a petrolhead's personality and Limited100 gives you a way to get your hands on something collectible, and that will look brilliant on your wall for decades to come.
Each of our limited edition prints are the amalgamation of an extensive process, involving sourcing the vehicle, setting up the correct lighting and location, followed by editing and enhancements, adjusting and refining the printing process, the hand-signing, framing and finally securing your bespoke artwork in sturdy packaging, ready for safe delivery to your home, wherever you are across the globe.