These Are the Colors Experts Predict Will Be Most Popular in 2022

4 Trending Colors to Consider When Designing Baby’s Nursery

These hues range from warm to bold to subtle—and offer something for everyone.
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December 17, 2021
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As the year comes to a close, you may be settling down and finally getting started on putting together baby’s nursery. From what furniture to get and how to arrange it to what design elements to choose, it’s easy to get overwhelmed while tackling the nursery. Our advice? Take it one step at a time and maybe start by choosing your color palette. Looking for some inspiration? The Pantone Color Institute, a global authority when it comes to color in the design industry, recently announced their Color of the Year 2022: Very Perri.

The color of the year, for the first time ever, was actually created by Pantone’s color specialists and consists of periwinkle blue with undertones of red violet. The specialists chose to work within the “blue family” because they felt many people like and feel comfortable with it. In these transforming times, they wanted to create a color to showcase creativity and evoke new perspectives and possibilities for the future.

“As society continues to recognize color as a critical form of communication and as a way to express and effect ideas and emotions and engage and connect, the complexity of this new red-violet-infused blue hue highlights the expansive possibilities that lie before us,” Laurie Pressman, vice president of the Pantone Color Institute, said in a press release.

Along with the Pantone Color Institute, Shutterstock also announced its predictions for the color trends of 2022. They believe the emphasis in the coming year will be on finding serenity. The brand picked Calming Coral, a muted peach pastel; Velvet Violet , a bold and eye-catching, yet elegant purple; and Pacific Pink, a muted and rosy pink that’s reminiscent of a blush. Plus, using their AI technology to look back, Shutterstock found green to be most popularly used in 2021.

To learn more about their color trend predictions, visit and

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