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Bold colors are trending for 2022 — here's how to style 3 of the top shades

We found picks for your home, wardrobe and more.
Color Year
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At the end of each year, leading brands across the retail space reveal the picks for the colors that will dominate the home and fashion industries in the months ahead.

Of these announcements, Pantone’s Color of The Year tends to be one of the most highly anticipated. And for this year’s pick, which was revealed last week, the company did something new. For the first time ever, instead of selecting a shade from its own roster for its Color of the Year for 2022, Pantone created an entirely new one: “Veri Peri,” a vibrant mix of red and violet-infused blue. The color, “displays a spritely, joyous attitude” that encourages creativity and “imaginative expression,” Leatrice Eiseman, the executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, said in a release.

“Creating a new color for the first time in the history of our Pantone Color of the Year educational color program reflects the global innovation and transformation taking place,” Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute said in a statement. “As society continues to recognize color as a critical form of communication, and a way to express and affect ideas and emotions and engage and connect, the complexity of this new red violet infused blue hue highlights the expansive possibilities that lay before us.”

And Pantone isn’t the only one with a prediction for the year. Today, online personal styling service Stitch Fix revealed in its first-ever Style Forecast that it had selected Vibrant Magenta as its Color of the Year. According to the report, more than one-third of consumers say they're excited for bright, saturated colors in the new year.

In the same vein, Etsy has also predicted that emerald green will continue to shine in 2022. According to the brand, searches for emerald green items are up 64 percent in the last three months, as compared to the same period last year.

"Symbolizing harmony and growth, along with royalty and refinement, emerald green is the perfect color to remind us to find balance this year," the company shared in a recent post.

One way to capture this vibrant and optimistic energy of all of these colors is to incorporate them into your daily routine. From magenta decor to periwinkle nail polish, we found options for styling some of the top colors of 2022.

Pantone Color of the Year 2022

Cariuma Pantone Very Peri Canvas Sneakers

Because Pantone created the new color this year, it's tricky to find products that perfectly match the shade. But in honor of the new announcement, Cariuma partnered with Pantone to create a limited-edition style of its comfortable OCA Low and Catiba Pro sneakers in the color. You can pre-order your pair now and they will ship between mid-January to February.

Traleubie Long Sleeve Boho Knit Chunky Cardigan

This oversized cardigan has an average 4.4-star rating from more than 16,00 reviews and many people describe it as being "super soft" and "cozy." One stylist previously told Shop TODAY that when it comes to oversized cardigans, if you are petite, you should consider sizing down for a better fit.

Sonoma Goods For Life Sherpa Quarter-Snap Top

From slippers to coats, there are so many ways to wear sherpa for the season. And this cozy pullover, which features that material, is a great pick for layering thanks to its lightweight design.

Style & Co Utility Jogger Sweatpants

Sweatpants are a must-have for lazy winter days and holiday movie marathons. These ones are more form-flattering than your typical pair and have an adjustable waistband for added comfort.

Banana Republic Poplin Bishop-Sleeve Top

Dropped shoulders emphasize this shirt's bold blouson sleeves. Plus, it has a loose cut which ups the volume to make it even more of a statement piece.

Athleta Brooklyn Ankle Pant

These pants are a step up from your favorite pair of leggings, so you can wear them for commuting, travel and more. And they’re made from a Featherweight Stretch fabric, so we bet they’re just as comfortable.

Staud Shoko Sweater

There are 12 shades of this chic two-tone sweater dress available, but we love this one, which features a combination of navy and periwinkle.

Florence by Mills Scrunchie Pack

Accessorize your ‘do with thse cute scrunchies from Florence by Mills. They will add a pop of color to any outfit and bring a fun, retro feel to your look.

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush

In case you haven't heard purple blush is having a moment right now (and it's all thanks to TikTok, of course). You can try out the trend with this cream blush from Fenty Beauty. According to the brand, the non-greasy formula is "impossible to overdo" and melts into skin to provide a boost of color.

OPI Infinite Shine Long-Wear Nail Polish

This chic nail polish is formulated with ProStay Technology and is chip-resistant, so it's made to last. For best results, OPI says that you should use it with the brand's primer and top coat.

Urban Outfitters Happy Face Tufted Mini Throw Pillow

This throw pillow is sure to make you smile. Keep it on your couch or bed to add a little joy to your room.

LuxClub 6-Piece Sheet Set Bamboo Sheets

Upgrade your bedroom setup with this soft bamboo bedding set. The set comes with both a fitted and flat sheet and four pillowcases.

Stitch Fix Color of the Year 2022

C by Bloomingdale's Crewneck Cashmere Sweater

This Bloomingdale's sweater is over 60% off right now, bringing the price down to just $69 — which is practically a steal for cashmere! Reviewers say that they appreciate how affordable and soft it is. One person even said that they would "buy this in every color" if they could.

Chico's Quilted Jacket

Chico's classic quilted jacket got a modern update! This version features a more feminine shape and a special inner pocket for your phone, mask or gloves.

Skechers Women's Gowalk High Waisted 7/8 Legging

The fabric in these leggings pulls sweat away from your body as you move to keep you cool and comfortable. They also have both side pockets and an interior pocket at the waistband.

Trina Turk Sunset Draped-Side Blouse

You'll make a statement in this bold magenta blouse. Pair it with your favorite blazer in the colder months and then go sleeveless when the weather starts to warm up.

Grace Karin Women's Long Sleeve Button-Down Knit Cardigan

This sweater has more than 3,700 five-star ratings. One verified reviewer, who bought two colors, said that "they are so very soft, lightweight, not bulky at all and look well made .... a really cute classic!"

Surya Thelma Throw Blanket

You can cozy up with this colorful cotton throw blanket for game nights and Netflix marathons.

Standard Classic Bean Bag

This classic bean bag is just like the one you had as a kid. It'll make the perfect addition to any dorm room or child's bedroom for lounging, reading, gaming and more.

bareMinerals Mineralist Hydra-Smoothing Lipstick

A lipstick that looks great on your lips and makes them feel softer and smoother? Sign us up! The richly-pigmented formula is made with sea buckthorn, olive oil extract and pomegranate and jojoba oils to nourish lips and seal in moisture.

Etsy Color of the Year 2022

Since Pantone isn't the only one with a color prediction for 2022, we're also featuring tips for styling another shade that may be dominating the scene next year.

ASOS I Saw It First High Waisted Pant

Wide-leg pants are in this season, so this emerald green pair will make you feel very on-trend. Wear them alone or pair them with the matching tie-waist blazer for a complete look.

Mango Textured Ruffled Dress

You’ll stun in this gorgeous ruffled dress. It has an adjustable drawstring waist, textured fabric and a flattering v-neckline.

Etsy Transparent Emerald “The Trip” Earrings

Don’t forget to accessorize! These modern earrings are another great way to wear the shade. The earring posts are lead and cadmium-free, so they’re safe for sensitive ears.

Banana Republic Sweater Top with Silk

Stylist Heather Newberger previously told Shop TODAY that just wearing a touch of emerald “can add ineffable class to almost any outfit.” You can take the luxurious feel of the shade to the next level with this sweater, which is made from a silk blend material.

American Eagle Cropped Sherpa Shacket

Soft, chic and easy to style, this cropped shacket checks all of the boxes. Pair it with jeans for a casual look or wear it with leggings and a sweatshirt to add a touch of seasonal flair to your athleisurewear.

DKNY Walker Coat

Bundle up on chilly days in this chic button-up coat. You’ll want to add it to your cart now, while it’s 65% off.

Fleming 15-Inch Wide Velvet Tufted Square Cocktail Ottoman

With a bold color, gold accents and chic velvet material, this ottoman will make an eye-catching addition to any room.

Lisette 47-Inch Velvet Armless Loveseat

Right now, you can grab this loveseat for 42% off at Wayfair. The chic couch has a vintage feel that will complement other timeless pieces in your home.

Flower Beauty Pop Fanatic Eyeshadow

This bright eye shadow from Drew Barrymore's cosmetics line Flower Beauty will really make your eyes pop. Use it as an eyeshadow and apply the formula all over your lid or apply it with an eyeliner brush just along your lashline.

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