Independent and FREE - 2021 Best Online Publication

Sami intends to colour her world without a Grimace

Independent and FREE – 2021 Best Online Publication (Qld Country Press)

Sami intends to colour her world without a Grimace


Sami: the colour purple by any other name still makes me see a spirited, empowering shade of red

Do you have a news tip? Click here to send to our news team.

Jane Stephens: why everyone deserves a second chance

Second chances give us a shot at being stronger, better and more together. Some come after mistakes or missteps, others after cruel blows that were More

Waterfront wonder: rare Pelican palace sure to lure lifestyle lovers

A rare, palatial waterfront beauty is about to become someone's new dream home on the Sunshine Coast and smash the sale price record for More

352 fines: Noosa clamps down on ‘illegal camping’

A pensioner couple is furious for being treated "like criminals" in Noosa Council’s crackdown on illegal camping that has seen hundreds of fines issued. Eddie More

What’s On: rodeo comes to town, soul sensation and wearable art

Ray White Nambour Rodeo Ray White Nambour presents the annual Ray White Nambour Rodeo in conjunction with Honky-Tonk Rodeo Promotions and the National Rodeo Association More

Why you need to support our small-town heroes

Size doesn’t matter when it comes to creating memorable experiences for tourists. And smaller Sunshine Coast destinations are proving they deserve a pin on the More

We must remember the amazing humans among us

On a daily basis, I think most of us see the very good and the very ordinary in human behaviour. Just the other day, I More

The cynic in me delights in the release of the Colour of the Year by Pantone (the global authority on colour) every 12 months.

If you are feeling a little down with too much COVID on the Coast and not enough RATs (hello, new year and new acronym), then hang around because this new colour will have you in stitches.

Pantone bigwigs clearly continue to be drunk in their meetings or plain high on life.

They have invented this year’s shade which is a “happy” periwinkle blue.

It is called Very Peri. No, not the chicken chain with the spicy sauce.

This shade is the “happiest and warmest of all the blue hues, blending the faithfulness and constancy of blue with the energy and excitement of red to deliver an empowering mix of newness with a carefree confidence and a daring curiosity that animates our creative spirit”, said the company in its announcement.

The Pantone Colour of the Year 2022, Very Peri, is a whole lot of purple. Picture: Shutterstock

What the? I can only assume after the announcement that they returned to the pub to continue drinking shots and laughing at how they hoodwink the world each year with their release of a ridiculous colour that is taken as gospel by creatives and huge companies around the world.

Come on, people! It’s purple! What is wrong with calling it purple? Very Peri? No!

Do you have an opinion to share? Submit a Letter to the Editor with your name and suburb at Sunshine Coast News via:

It is pretty much the same shade as that Grimace creature at McDonald’s that is apparently a bruise.

It is as purple as Count Von Count from Sesame Street, the Phantom’s unforgiving outfit, Skeletor from He-Man, Share Bear (the purple Care Bear), Tinky Winky the Teletubby, or an eggplant.

Veri Peri is very purple in Sami Muirhead’s view. Picture: Shutterstock

It is the shade of a hickey, a passionfruit, purple kale, a parade of Freemantle Dockers fans or a pack of Melbourne Storm players.

Adding to my fascination to this colour calamity is the fact I really dislike the colour purple. It is just an ugly colour.

What is wrong with beige or white or pale green as lovely shades?

Of course, my young sons and husband love an American football team called the Sacramento Kings.

Help keep independent and fair Sunshine Coast news coming by subscribing to our free daily news feed. All it requires is your name and email. See SUBSCRIBE at the top of this article. 

My husband has been a big fan for 30 years. Guess what their team colour is for their games? Yep. Purple!

My men all take great joy in teasing me by wearing their ugly purple T-shirts every chance they get.

I cannot wait to turn their shirts into car washing-rags one day.

Then we will see who is in the middle of a purple patch.