The biggest color trends of 2022 are rooted in optimism, warmth, growth, and excitement as we head into the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pantone revealed in December that Very Peri, a blue-purple hue, is its color of 2022. The shade is described as a “warm and friendly blue hue with a carefree confidence and joyful attitude.” 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.
Very Peri is just one shade of blue Pantone predicts will be big in 2022. It’s also anticipating Spun Sugar (a pastel blue), Glacier Lake (a powdery blue), Skydiver (a bright blue) and Harbor Blue (a dark blue-green) will resonate with many this year.
According to fashion’s top designers, we’re in for a very lemon-lime 2022. Just look at the color palette! Lime green, saturated yellow, classic Kelly green, and sunset orange are all trending hues incorporated on the Spring/Summer 2022 runways, each with its own special tang.
2022’s Trending Colors
Kelly Green is the color of right now (more on that further down) but royal blue is the saturated hue that will knock it off its throne in a matter of months. Lacoste and Loewe explored the primary hue in their Spring/Summer 2022 collections. Just be careful when pairing with red and white.
This vibrant lime green sparks some serious joy for Spring/Summer 2022. Runway looks by Cinq a Sept, Prabal Gurung and Christian Siriano featured the shade by way of satin mini dresses, pilgrim-chic midis, and tea-length gowns with matching headgear. When styling this limeade shade, let it stand alone and stick with black or white footwear that doesn’t compete.
Spring/Summer 2022 is all about choosing the brightest orange you can find and wearing it from head to toe. Designers like Proenza Schouler, Collina Strada, and Christian Siriano all showed monochrome orange ensembles on their runways, so yes, you may be able to justify a pair of orange heels. Or, you can take a page from Proenza’s book and add a little contrast with a blue bag and some classic black sandals for an edge.
This shade is similar to the royal blue mentioned earlier. But it’s different! Balenciaga, Nina Ricci, Stella McCartney, and Rokh all showed a more cerulean blue in their Spring/Summer 2022 shows.
This Spring/Summer 2022 trend perfectly embodies the idea of a sunny disposition. In 2021, a buttery, pale yellow was a chic option to opt for over cream, but in 2022 it’s all about the classic, almost-neon sunshine hue. Jason Wu, Sergio Hudson, and Rodarte all showed the shade in different ways, with Wu gracing us with an off-the-shoulder gown, Whatever way you wear it, this color is guaranteed to brighten your mood.
It’s rich! It’s playful! It’s bold! Green is unlike any other color, so skip the LBDs and opt for something far more fun instead. Particularly at London Fashion Week, this shade ruled the runway, with Supriya Lele, Yuhan Wang and BMUET(TE) giving it a go