The Pantone Palette 2022 Is Here!
In a press release for NYFW, the Color Institute has introduced its Pantone Palette 2022, and I am so excited to show you these colors! Let me remind you that one of the top ten normally is chosen as the reigning champion in December. But, as we saw last year, they chose a duo of a top ten color, paired with a neutral. So for Color of the Year 2022, all bets are off!
Your Pantone Palette 2022
It’s easy to say the lists “look the same” from year to year, but they do vary in the colors they include. Check out last year’s palette to see how the colors have shifted.
New York Fashion Week Top Ten of 2022
The Neutral Five of 2022
What’s your prediction for Color of the Year? Which of these Pantone Palette 2022 shades is your favorite? Favorite pairing? Let’s explore how these 15 dynamic choices are being used in design…
My Vote: Harbor Blue
The great thing about loving the color blue is that you’ll always see it on this list…at least once. This year, blue has four out of the ten spots! The chances of having a shade of blue win? High, very high. If I had my choice? Harbor Blue all the way!
Swatches: Harbor Blue, Coca Mocha & Perfectly Pale
Another classic that always seems to have a spot on popular color palette lists. What evolves, when it comes to red, is the shade, the intensity & the way it’s used. If a statement kitchen design is on your list, these cabinets are the way to go. This bright shade–similar to contender Poinciana–modernizes the rustic look of this space.
Swatches: Poinciana, Coca Mocha & Northern Droplet
Pink & Blue All Grown Up
Thinking of pairing pinks & blues? We’re way beyond babyhood. These colors have definitely evolved in the design world. And, surprisingly enough, they look amazing together!
Swatches: Skydiver, Gossamer Pink, Coca Mocha, Perfectly Pale
A Contrasting Combination
Upcoming color palettes always have us searching for the best pairings to create contrasting design. This year’s purple color, Dahlia, is somewhat of a throwback to Ultra Violet, which won color of the year in 2018. But, when paired with the charcoal coloring of Poppy Seed and the crisp look of Snow White, it’s not hard to see why vibrant shades are always among the top ten.
Swatches: Poppy Seed, Dahlia & Snow White
A Sanctuary Space
Here we go with a softer blue, one made for a relaxing space. Light blue, like this year’s Spun Sugar, evokes a quiet, peaceful vibe in any area of the home. What better color to use in a bedroom, where falling asleep–or taking time to stir awake in the morning–needs to feel serene.
Swatches: Perfectly Pale, Spun Sugar & Coca Mocha
Pretty in Pink
This guest bathroom is the perfect combination of sophisticated and playful. The gold accents offer unique design, while guests can overlook the balcony after rising in the morning. Flowers always add a refreshing touch to any guest space.
Swatches: Gossamer Pink, Coca Mocha & Perfectly Pale
The Powder Room
Speaking of bathrooms, one of the most important ones? The powder room. It’s a small space with a big impact. Not only does it see a fair amount of use, but it’s also the one bathroom in your home that anyone who visits may end up seeing. If you’re a fan of imbibing color into design, this color palette is elegant, but not over-the-top.
Swatches: Glacier Blue, Coca Mocha, Innuendo & Daffodil
Eclectic = Personality
Eclectic design allows you to express yourself through colors and elements. It’s no surprise that this space is full of high-end style with dramatic flair. Contemporary & cool, this living room is full of eye-catching pieces.
Swatches: Daffodil, Poppy Seed & Poinciana
The Timeless Art of Blue
Blue cabinetry has become almost as timeless and sought-after as the white kitchen itself. This look is highlighted by contemporary features, like the gold fixtures, subway tile and marble countertops. And, the palette? You can never go wrong when pairing dark blue, brown and green against a backdrop of white.
Swatches: Skydiver, Coca Mocha, Snow White & Basil
One of the most contemporary ways to bring unique design to your home is with wallpaper. And, it seems that it’s the ideal way to add color to the mix as well. Wallpaper patterns add dimension to an accent wall, with the pattern expressing your sense of style.
Swatches: Northern Droplet, Innuendo & Snow White
Tell Me Your Faves!
Which ones do you love? Which ones do you hate? Are you currently using these colors in your home, or has seeing these new shades inspired you to makeover a space? Tell me in the comments, or visit me on The Gram.