Last Updated on January 12, 2022
Winter is usually grey, but this season has been characterised by bright colours and busy patterns – so what will be the biggest hue for 2022?
We’re in that awkward in-between period, where all the best bits of winter – Halloween, Bonfire Night, Christmas and New Year – have been and gone, but spring feels like years away.
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In that time, you can usually find me hibernating and wearing practical warm coats and comfy clothes.
It’s also a great time to plan ahead for the pieces I’ll be wearing when the warmer weather arrives. For a look at all the biggest trends for spring summer, look no further than our SS22 trend report.
But if you’re looking for an overall look at what will be big this year, a good place to start is with colour.
Every year, there’s one colour that stands out above all the rest and Pantone Colour Institute know which it’s going to be before anyone else.
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What is the colour for 2022?
Pantone have announced that the Color of the Year 2022 is Very Peri, a shade which they created for the first time in the history of the program.
They describe the hue as ‘a symbol of the global zeitgeist of the moment and the transition we are going through’ and add: ‘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.’
The shade was splashed across the SS22 runway at Marques’ Almeida, Lanvin, Todd’s, Valentino, Gucci, Isabel Marant and many more, cementing its top spot for the season ahead.
Shop the trend
Purple Corduroy Blazer, £58.95, NA-KD – buy now
Ribbed-Knit Dress, now £294, Acne Studios at Net-a-Porter – buy now
Oversize Faux-fur Coat, now £79.99, Mango – buy now
Clean Wide Leg Trousers, now £25, Warehouse – buy now
Lilac Boots, £160, Alohas – buy now