The new year is less than a month away! While this may feel overwhelming, it’s also exciting to get ready for all the fun and stylish trends of the coming year. Our lifestyles and behaviors have changed so dramatically the last two years that styles and trends have been emerging to meet our new interests and lifestyle. Color trends also reflect style and design trends.
Check out these incoming color trends for 2022 so you can already begin getting excited for your home and wardrobe.
Pantone’s color of the year is always a great place to start when it comes to predicting trends for the coming year. Pantone’s pick is important because it reflects what is happening in our global culture while also expressing what people are looking for and what a color can hope to answer and inspire them. Pantone’s color pick for 2022 is called “Very Peri.” Very Peri is a vibrant purple that perfectly balances the cool of blue with the warmth of red. In the words of Pantone, Very Peri “displays a carefree confidence and a daring curiosity that animates our creative spirit… [that] helps us to embrace this altered landscape of possibilities, opening us up to a new vision as we rewrite our lives.” This burst of purple is a burst of courage, creativity, innovation, and inspiration in a world that is ready for a new and brighter future. Expect to see bold purples and violets just about everywhere.
Where cool tones, cold neutral, blacks, charcoals, and grays have hailed predominantly as color trends in recent years, humanity seems to be in need of something a little more comforting. Soft and warm neutral palettes are back and are having a bit of a renaissance. After years of staying close to home and reworking our living spaces, many are feeling like we need the extra comfort and warmth, and our color trends are beginning to reflect that.
Expect to see less gray and silver and more cocoa, cappuccino, biscotti, caramel, and beige. Soften the look of your home and make it feel more welcoming with warm neutral elements such as blankets, curtains, throw pillows, and bedding.
Step aside, black everything, and say hello to bright colors. We all need some brightness and vibrance in our lives, which is probably why bright colors are coming in strong as a trend for 2022. Plan for brightly colored women’s dresses, statement pieces, jackets, and basics. Colors such as red, orange, yellow, green, pink, and blue are all looking like strong trends for the incoming year. Don’t be shy about flaunting some punch shades and hues in 2022. Think bright and bold color palettes that will brighten everyone’s day.
Lifestyle trends have been leaning toward anything natural that connects us back to the natural world. Home design styles and fashion trends such as cottagecore, cabincore, and hygge have all brought us back to living more aligned with the elements. But aside from flannel shirts becoming fashion and no longer just for lumberjacks, these nature-inspired trends are leading our color palettes back to earthy tones and colors inspired by the natural world. Think of terracotta, salmon, forest greens, ocean blues, sage greens, marigolds, and wood tones. As the world has shifted our lifestyle and inspired us to get closer to nature, color palette trends have also shifted.
As the color trends for 2022 suggest, warm earthy tones are in. Corals and warm oranges are a popular color trend for the coming year. This muted and peachy pastel looks great just about anywhere. Since we’re also leaning toward things that make us feel more comforted, it’s no wonder that coral is so trendy. It’s calming, soothing, and brings us feelings of comfort and peace. Corals make great home decor palettes for your home design, decor, and bedsheets. Coral can also be worn for a bright and soothing look and feel.
Even people who don’t like pink are wearing pink these days. Dusty rose and brushed pinks are soft and comforting takes on the classic bright and bold pink. With trends toward nostalgia and warmth, it’s no wonder that pink is making a strong comeback as a strong trending color. This subtle hue is about to have a banner year. Dusty pinks look amazing in prints as accents or backdrops for either home decor or your wardrobe. We love a faded rose pink worn as a cotton summer dress or your favorite pair of pajamas.
Greens have been having a strong trending streak and aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. Green still reigns supreme in the world of color trends. Perhaps because we’re leaning toward going more “green,” or because it brings us closer to nature, whatever it is, we still are loving green. If you love bright colors, then don’t be shy about rocking bold and bright greens like lime. If you’re more of a down-to-earth neutral, opt for shades of sage and fir. Either way, green is a color trend that we are still enjoying in 2022.
Similar to Pantone’s color pick for 2022, violet is another trending color for the coming year. This deep shade of purple is regal, harmonious, and able to turn heads without making a flamboyant statement. Shades of pastel purple and lavender are also color trends that offer a softer appeal than a deep violet. Bring more violet into your life with skirts, dresses, and violet women’s sweaters to enjoy this beautiful color trend.
When planning for color trends for 2022 think serene, bright, earthy, warm, inspiring, and comforting. These colors are pointing toward a brighter year ahead and a horizon that’s brimming with optimism.