Mad Madder LAB – Creating the Pantone 2022 Color of the Year

A quick chat about creating color mixes!

Very Peri

The pantone color of the year for 2022 is a luscious but fairly light shade of purple. We decided to embrace it in all its ugly glory (lol) & try to recreate it in a dyebath! Here are a few things we tried, along with results & our BEST take at getting this purple-blue almost muted hue.






  • Cabbage
  • Black Beans
  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries
  • Logwood
  • Rhubarb
  • Pomegranate
  • Using new to us dyesources
  • Mixed dyesources in original bath
  • Double dipping in two different baths
  • Using the original bath in a 2nd simmer the next day
  • Mixing original baths into a new dyebath the next day
  • Using modifiers to alter dyebaths (acids & bases)


Pomegranate + Pomegranate w/ Iron water modifier double dip in two dyebaths

Blueberry + raspberry mix in original dyebath

Cabbage + Logwood dyebath double dip

Blackbean original dyebath

Cabbage + Logwood dyebath double dips


The closest we could seem to come looks like this…

Day 1 : A Blueberry/Raspberry original dyepot.
Day 1 : A Blackbean original dyepot.

On Day 2 use 1/3 of the blueberry/raspberry dyepot + 1/3 of the blackbean dypepot + 1/3 distilled water for a watered down slightly red tinted purple!

Results will ALWAYS vary.