The 7 Colors Everyone Will Be Wearing in 2022, According to Pantone

The spring season is finally just around the corner, and sartorially speaking, there is plenty to look forward to. Today, I'll be focusing on one of my favorite color subjects—colors—and what hues are going to bring us the most excitement for the season ahead. While we already did our own report according to what we saw on the S/S 22 collections, this time we looked to the color experts, Pantone for even further insight. The Pantone Color Institute could be deemed as the color trend authority, so when its fashion week color report was released, we had to share.

A majority of the shades for 2022 are eye-catching and saturated, while there are a few understated options in the mix like Orchid Bloom and Humus. Below, find seven Pantone colors that you can expect to see everywhere this spring. Keep scrolling to shop our favorite picks in each hue. We guarantee you'll find something that you'll want to add to your cart immediately.


(Image credit: Courtesy of Anna Sui; Altuzarra)

When spring comes along, I'm not surprised when I see a plethora of pink on the market. Instead of a bright fuchsia or pastel, bubblegum is the perfect medium ground. The shade comes and goes out of the spotlight, and according to Pantone it's back and ready for action.


(Image credit: Courtesy of Christian Siriano; Versace)

While Kelly green has been reigning in popularity and will continue to do so for 2022, the spring runways proved that there's also room for a more electric lime green. Pantone seems to agree, as it had the shade Fragile Sprout in its color report.


(Image credit: Courtesy of Altuzarra; Nanushka)

While Pantone did mark Very Peri as the color of the year, it was a lighter purple that showed up in its fashion week color report. It's a light breath of fresh air that balances things out from the rest of the bright hues in this mix.


(Image credit: Courtesy of Proenza Schouler; Alltuzarra; Bottega Veneta)

Not only was this fiery shade of red spotted on the runways of Proenza Schouler and Atluzarra, but it's also been recently championed by celebrities like Rihanna and Kate Middleton.


(Image credit: Courtesy of Bottega Veneta; Miu Miu; Maryam Nasir Zadeh)

Humus is the king of all neutrals, as it's a cooling taupe that will pair well with just about anything.


(Image credit: Courtesy of Blumarine; Christopher Esber)

We like to call Popcorn a "no color color" as it still has color but is light enough to be paired like a neutral.


(Image credit: Courtesy of Staud; Proenza Schouler)

A sister shade to Poinciana, Coral Rose is both comforting yet playful at the same time. We already predicted to see a lot more orange this year, so we're not surprised this showed up on Pantone's report.

Next, The Spring 2022 Shopping Guide: Where to Buy the 9 Biggest Trends of the Season

Associate Fashion Editor
Yusra Siddiqui is an editor who resides in New Jersey but bounces between the suburbs and NYC. (She's a Jersey girl at heart.) After interning at Who What Wear in 2019, she found her way to the team after graduating from LIM College in 2022 with a fashion media degree. She's also spent time writing and working for publications such as Fashionista, Coveteur, and Nylon, but she always knew that Who What Wear was where she was meant to be. When she's on the job, she's perusing runway shows, analyzing the latest thing fellow Gen Zers are up to on the internet, and sharing what she can about the modest-fashion market. You can also catch her dabbling in entertainment, talking about the costume choices of the latest Netflix series or diving deeper into how the plotline affects the viewers in a myriad of ways. Lastly, she likes to create content for Who What Wear's TikTok. Her personal time is spent doing similar but also different things—deep diving into almost every new TV show (Bridgerton, Gilmore Girls, and Stranger Things are favorites), planning her next local getaway (whenever that may be), and reading the latest Emily Henry or Sally Rooney novel in one sitting.