Pantone predicts these delightfully diverse shades will set trends in 2022

These are the colors that will fuel crazes over the coming year – in conjunction with New York Fashion Week

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The curtain may have just closed at NYFW, but Manhattan’s celebration of fashion is only just getting started in terms of interior design trends.

The global authority on color, Pantone, has responded to the colors of S/S 22 catwalks by releasing a trend report that lists the shades we can expect to see both in our wardrobes – and throughout our wider interiors in the coming months. 

The colors, Pantone reveals, combine ‘comfort with free-spirited optimism’ and prompt a craving for joyous adventures – and 2022 looks very bright indeed. When it comes to painted wall ideas, these are the hues that will set you ahead of the inevitable trend. 

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Pantone’s report showcased ten significant colors from NYFW that are set to be big news over the coming seasons – alongside five Core Classics that with an ageless appeal. The trendy hues comprise of diversely distinctive shades that unite to create a comforting scheme – boasting unexpected delights.

Stand-out shades include Spun Sugar, a powered pastel with organic undertones, the blushing tones of Gossamer Pink, and the regent shade, Innuendo. Pantone also forecast a dynamic purple future through their shade, Dahlia, with a hint of danger from their fiery red, Poinciana

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According to Pantone’s experts, these fashionable shades mirror the ‘aspiration for balance’ as you move across different landscapes following a turbulent era. However, they also evoke ‘comfort, clarity and security' and satisfy the urge to surround yourself with the familiar – and newfound joy. 

Meanwhile, gray enthusiasts will be relieved to see its allure endure for 2022, with Northern Droplet sitting amongst the Core Classics palette. Other key shades include Snow White, Perfectly Pale, and Basil – in a nod to green – and its ever-increasing power in the interiors world. 

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‘Colors for Spring/Summer 2022 bring together our competing desires for comforting familiarity and joyful adventure through a range of soothing and timeless colors, along with joyous hues that celebrate playfulness,’ adds Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, Leatrice Eiseman. 

‘As we enter this new landscape where fashion rules no longer apply, hues for Spring/Summer 2022 allow us to mix and marry as we please, encouraging the exploration of new chromatic realities, and opening the door for personalized style and spontaneous color statements.’

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Are these the colors behind our future modern home decor ideas? While it is hard to predict the future – we know Pantone – and they often come very close.  

Megan Slack
Megan Slack

Megan is a News Writer across Future Plc’s homes titles, including Livingetc and Homes & Gardens. As a News Writer, she often focuses on micro-trends, wellbeing, celebrity-focused pieces, and everything IKEA. 


Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and expansive collection of houseplants.