My Colour Palette Is Changing for 2022, and These 6 Shades Are In

I don’t want to get ahead of myself—I know there’s still lots of mileage in winter yet—but try as I may, I can’t help but let my sartorial attention shift towards the new season and, dare I say, spring. Putting the “s” word to one side for a second, I do believe it’s important to keep your feet firmly planted in the present, but it does also pay to cast an eye on the future. Sometimes, seasons can change like the flick of a switch, and the last thing you’ll want is to feel caught out where your outfits are concerned. This is where colour plays an integral role.

Nothing has the power to change the tone of your look quite like the colours you choose, and I feel like, as new-in sections start to blend between winter and spring, I’m beginning to see a handful of dominating shades; six, in fact. These colours are pretty specific. Actually, I’ve noticed many brands are embracing niche colour names in their design descriptions at the moment, which, whenever I type them into a search bar, I find bring up the chicest pieces. There is, however, no searching required on your part. Below, I have assembled what I believe will be the colour trends to bookmark in 2022. From my own hunches to the very hue Pantone has proclaimed 2022’s Colour of the Year, scroll on to see the shades that look expensive however you wear them.

1. OATMEAL 

Colour Trends 2022: @_jessicaskye wears an oatmeal coat

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A versatile coat you’ll pull out every year. 

2. TANGERINE

Colour Trends 2022: @emilisindlev wears a tangerine blazer

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No, I’m not over knitted sets yet. 

3. OLIVE 

Colour Trends 2022: @abimarvel wears an olive co-ord

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A cosy staple you’ll never want to take off. 

Wear this with combat boot now, then sandals come summer. 

One of the chicest midi skirts I’ve seen this season. 

4. MERLOT

Colour Trends 2022: @monikh wears a merlot blazer

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The cut-out trend is going nowhere for 2022. 

I’d wear this with leather trousers and heels for low-key nights out. 

Another excellent tailored trouser courtesy of Reiss. 

5. PERIWINKLE 

Periwinkle is Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2022, and this coat captures it perfectly. 

I get so much wear out of my beanies, so this feels like a good investment. 

Trust me—knitted skirts are just as comfortable as your leggings. 

6. CHOCOLATE

Colour Trends 2022: @tylynnnguyen wears a chocolate shirt and trouser

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I don’t understand how this coat is still in stock. 

The leather trousers I’d wear with the merlot knit. 

Satin makes chocolate shades look even more premium than they already do. 

The bag on everyone’s wish list now comes in this deliciously deep colour. 

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