6 Big Colour Trends for 2022 Graphic Design

6 Big Colour Trends for 2022 Graphic Design

6 Big Colour Trends for 2022 Graphic Design 2500 1812 Spacific Creative

With 2022 upon us, it’s time to look forward to a new year of colour trends! Here are some popular shades for the new year to help inspire your school’s colour palette!

Rich Royal Tones

The first colour trend for 2022 is rich royal colours. Pair deep jewel-toned shades with vibrant brights and gold accents for a luxe look.

This colour palette pairs perfectly with art deco style fonts and shapes!

Grey-Green Shades

Benjamin Moore has selected October Mist as its 2022 colour of the year. The company describes this green-grey as “a canvas for other colours – and your imagination – to blossom”.

School Yearbook book cover design colour trends

Nelson College for Girls 2018 yearbook

Pale green-grey is easy to incorporate into design, as it’s neutral but a bit unexpected!

Muted Retro Colours

Muted retro colours are big for 2022. These desaturated earthy tones are perfect alone or paired with unexpected bright shades!

Try out this trend with a retro font and grainy textured elements!

Unusual Colour Gradients

Gradients have been popular for the past few years, as they bring a dreamy calm look to design. In 2022, we are seeing more creative takes on the classic gradient.

Designers are now using gradients with 4 or 5 shades, and unexpected compositions. Pastel shades are commonly used, with light pinks, purples and blues providing a softer look.

Periwinkle Purple

Very Peri is Pantone’s 2022 colour of the year, described as “displaying a carefree confidence and a daring curiosity”.

Purple School Yearbook Cover

ACG Strathallan 2020 yearbook

School student magazine colour

Kristin School Make Dove Not War magazine

This upbeat periwinkle shade can be paired with other brights or used alongside neutrals as a pop of colour!

Candy Colours

Our final 2022 colour trend is bright candy coloured shades!

The resurgence of Memphis design is behind this colour trend. This style consists of geometric shapes, squiggly lines and bright clashing colours!