A light shade of blue has been chosen as the colour for 2022

By Pepper Parr

January 1st, 2022



Each year the Pantone Institute selects a colour that sometimes become the fashion colour.

For 2022, Laurie Pressman, vice president of the institute. “When we select the Pantone color of the year, it must be emblematic of what’s taking place at a moment in time. We were looking at a color that seamlessly moves between digital and physical.”

Will this shade of blue come to represent what 2022 is going to look like?

Ultimately, this new shade—and even the act of creating it—is meant to represent what many are hoping for in 2022: a fresh start for a world that knows that old systems and habits can no longer stand up to the challenges of today, let alone the days to come.

Ultimate Gray was chosen as the colour of the year for 2021. The blue chosen for 2022 is a bit of an improvement.

“We’re entering this different time where we’re reimagining our future, trying to rewrite our lives and acknowledging all the unknown before us,” Pressman says. “Looking at the world with different eyes has brought us—and will continue to bring us—new solutions.”

Time will tell.

What colour did Pantone choose for 2021 – and did it reflect the way the year went?

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