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.



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Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.