The colors you wear can change your look, your mood and the impression you give to those around you. For the spring 2022 season this year, there were plenty of bright hues on the designer catwalks to lift you up. If you want to be on trend, going bold is the way to go. Take a look below at all the 2022 color trends you need to know, and the neutrals you can wear with them.
You may like to check with colors you already have in your closet and which colors you would like to add to your wardrobe for spring 2022.
color trends for spring 2022
While spring is often seen as a time for pretty pastel shades (and there are definitely some of those below), the 2022 colors trends featured bold, bright shades that you can wear top to toe. Of course you can also add them as a pop of color to your existing outfits.
2022 color trends – bright colors
Here are some of the best bright color trends for 2022.
Red is one of my own favorite colors to wear, and is sure to get you noticed.
For spring, lots of designers decided to show off red dresses on the catwalks. You may be tempted to swap your little black dress for a little (or long) red dress.
Also, take a look at how to wear red over 40.
Coral orange / orange
Christian Dior – Proenza Schouler – Atlein
Equally bold and equally bright were the oranges seen at the spring 2022 shows. I think orange looks great styled with black accessories, as shown above, but it also pairs very well with white for spring and summer.
You’ll find more inspiration in this article on 7 color combinations to wear with orange.
Badgley Mischka – Naeem Khan – Valentino
You don’t get much bolder than neon! There were lots of neon dresses on the spring catwalks, but if you don’t want to go all-out with this shade, you could try wearing your neon with your existing neutrals.
A neon top with white jeans for example, or a pair of neon shoes or a bright handbag. Even a little of this highlighter shade will update your outdate.
Christian Dior – Proenza Schouler – Marques’Almeida
Adding a little sunshine to your outfit is always a good idea, no matter what the season. You could opt for a yellow coat as shown at Christian Dior (above, left) or maybe a yellow dress for summer.
You can also find the best yellow clothes, shoes and accessories in my article on how to wear yellow to brighten up your day.
Supriya Lele – Valentino – Huishan Zhang
Green was a big trend for 2021 and definitely isn’t going anywhere for 2022. You could brighten up your black (as show above) by wearing emerald green with your black top, shorts or pants. Or, this shade of green looks fantastic with white for a fresh look for spring and summer.
Also see these color palettes to wear with green.
Alaïa – LaQuan Smith – Richard Malone
Cobalt blue works well with so many colors. You could wear with white as shown at LaQuan Smith (above, center), or you could try wearing your blue with orange, black, or other shades of blue. Or, of course, you could wear top-to-toe cobalt, as shown above left and above right.
Prefer a a more muted shade of blue, then check out our article on how to wear navy blue.
Valentino – Lanvin – Alberta Ferretti
Purple comes in so many shades from soft, pastel lilac to deep plum. For spring, the most on-trend purples were rich and deep, with many mixed with a little blue to create indigo and violet shades. I think these purples look fantastic teamed with greens and blues (as shown above).
You’ll find plenty more ideas in this article on how to wear all shades of purple.
Giorgio Armani – Alaïa – Huishan Zhang
There were two main shades of pink to choose from on the spring catwalks.
The first is the bright, fuschia pink showcased above. You can see this pink looks good worn with white accessories (above, center) or with other bright shades. Take a look at the orange and pink together (above, right).
You’ll find a comprehensive guide to wearing pink in this article.
Or, you could try a more romantic shade of pink like the pastel shade above. You could wear with other soft shades as shown by the designers above, or you could toughen up your pink by wearing with black.
2022 color trends – neutrals
Even though I encourage women over 40 to add a bit of color to their look, neutrals are always a favorite. And of course, they can also be the perfect base to add your colors.
2022 neutral color trends
Take a look at the neutrals seen on the spring 2022 catwalks below.
Rich shades like brown are often thought of as a shade for Fall, but you can definitely break the “rules” by wearing brown for spring and summer. You could wear with white, or you can brighten up your brown shades by wearing with orange or red.
Hermès – Miu Miu – Acne Studios
Another autumnal shade for spring was the earthy shade seen on the catwalks of the likes of Miu Miu and Hermes. I think this shade would look great worn with white and gold for spring and summer.
It’s no surprise that cream shades featured heavily on the catwalks for spring. If you have a darker coat that you usually wear for the cold, winter months, perhaps you might want to switch to a cream colored coat for spring. Or, you could opt for a cream dress for spring and summer.
As well as cream, there were plenty of bright, crisp, fresh white shades on the catwalks. Look out for white blazers, shorts and dresses.
Black is, of course, always on trend. You could choose top-to-toe black, as showcased on the designer catwalks. Or, you could pair your black with any of the colors above.
Maryam Nassir Zadeh – Giorgio Armani – Thom Browne
Gray can, unfairly, be throught of as boring. But it definitely doesn’t have to be. Gray can look modern and fresh for spring. If you’re wondering how you can bring in the neon shade you saw earlier, you could choose neon neutrals with your gray, as seen above, left.
For more ideas, look at how to wear gray with color palettes and ensembles to choose from.
Fendi – Tom Ford – Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood
If you want to add an impact to any outfit, try metallics. Choose silver or gold, depending on your favorite. Metallics look fabulous with other neutrals. For example, silver looks beautiful with gray or white. Or you can add a splash of color, as seen above, middle.
Which of the 2022 color trends are your favorites? Which do you already have in your closet?
- Spring 2022 Fashion Trends
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- How To Wear Orange? 7 Color Combinations To Get You Started!
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