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Florist inspiration: 2022 color trends


Each year, select colors make the forefront and are named color trends of the year. These color trends can be seen across the spectrum from fashion, home decor, and floral. We have been waiting in anticipation and finally Pantone and Coloro have announced the color trends of 2022.

The color trends for 2022 are:

  • Orchid Flower
  • Olive Oil
  • Butter
  • Mango Sorbet
  • Atlantic Blue
  • Pantone’s Very Peri

In this blog we will go over each individual color, their meaning, and flowers that perfectly capture each individual shade that florists can incorporate into arrangements. 

orchid flower

Orchid Flower

One of the top key colors for 2022 is Orchid Flower. Orchid Flower is a tone lighter than the previous years Magenta but still remains a bold and prominent color that works with each seasons hues.  Orchid Flower color is meant to create a sense of positivity and escapism in the new year. 

Example flowers florists can use in this exhilarating color:

  • Orchids
  • Asiatic Lilies
  • Stargazer Lilies
  • Poppies
  • Peonies
  • Hibiscus 
olive oil

Olive Oil

Next on the color list is Olive Oil. Not only for the kitchen for cooking, Olive Oil is making its mark by its color for 2022. The Olive Oil color represents restful, balanced quality and links to the natural world that surrounds us. It is expected that this color will gain popularity and will continue its popularity in the following years. 

This color maybe slightly harder in floral but think of your fillers:

  • Olive branches
  • Grasses
  • Succulents
  • Cactus
  • Aloe Plants


We think food was on the mind when some of these colors were chosen for next year. Butter is the second out of three food related colors for 2022 trends. For the past three years yellow has been a trending color, however this years yellow is a bit muted and softer compared to the previous years. The butter color has warmth and luminosity but softness and muteness of a neutral color.

Floral examples in the Butter hue:

  • Daffodils
  • Hyacinth
  • Peonies
  • Poppies
  • Orchids
  • Roses
  • Carnations
mango sorbet

Mango Sorbet

The last of the “food” colors for 2022 is Mango Sorbet. This bright and vivid color is a pop of color that combines a combination of Orange and yellow. The Mango Sorbet color is expected to evoke feelings of health and well-being.

Mango Sorbet Floral Inspirations:

  • Roses
  • Lilies
  • Pincushion Protea
  • Birds of Paradise
  • Hibiscus
  • Poppies
  • Daisies 
atlantic blue

Atlantic Blue

Next is Atlantic Blue on the list of color trends. Blue of course is a hard color choice for florists as blue is not found in natures flowers. However, don’t be afraid to incorporate hues close to this color or use ribbons, vases or even fillers to add this pop of color to any arrangement. This Atlantic blue is a deeper blue that is closer to indigo than a true blue. 

Floral Examples of Atlantic Blue:

  • Hydrangeas
  • Iris
  • Ribbons
  • Vases
  • Fillers
very peri

Pantone’s Very Peri

Very Peri, which is otherwise known as PANTONE 17-3938, is described by the company as a color “whose courageous presence encourages personal inventiveness and creativity.” Since we’re living in transformative times, this color is said to be a symbol of the global zeitgeist of the moment and the transition we are going through. 

Furthermore, this color is noted to be one of carefree confidence and daring curiosity while it animates our creative spirit. Described as inquisitive and intriguing, Pantone believes that Very Peri will help embrace the altered landscape of possibilities known to the world as we come out of a period of isolation. All in all, Very Peri is meant to be a new light.

This is the first time that Pantone created a new color for the color of the year program. 

Floral Examples:

  • Lavender 
  • Cosmos 
  • Dwarf Iris
  • Coneflower
  • Foxgloves
  • Lilac
  • Petunia 
  • Purple Pansy 
  • and more!

The possibilities are endless when it comes to marketing for the 2022 colors, and this can be used during slower times to draw in more business in a fun and innovative way.

What are your thoughts on the 2022 colors?  Share with us below your comments as we enter 2022!

This article is brought to you by Floranext.


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