Before we know it, the holiday season will be here. To help you prepare for what’s ahead, we’ve compiled the top five holiday design trends of 2022. Each one is unique, but mesmerizing in its beauty.

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1. Art Dec

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First up on the trends list is Art Deco. In this trend, you’ll see designs that are reminiscent of the traditional red and green that often accompanies the holidays. However, it takes the classic color palette and elevates it — using rich shades like merlot, emerald, evergreen, and charcoal.

Art Deco aims to modernize our favorite traditional holiday features through simplicity, artistry, innovation and a keen eye toward “what’s next.” By using items such as flamboyant crystals, gold flourishes, geometric shapes, and rose florals with pine and ivy, these designs demand the attention of all passersby. It is fearless in its execution, utilizing bold, symmetrical, and stylized forms throughout to create a look of stunning precision and opulence.

2. Coastal Chic

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The second trend transports us to the coast where nautical vibes abound. Coastal Chic is a breath of fresh air in an on-the-go world. Vibrant blue tones are paired with glistening silver hues. Together, they represent a holiday retreat that sparks rejuvenation and relaxation.

Coastal Chic designs embody a sort of tranquility that can only otherwise be attained by sitting on a white sandy beach, underneath a crystal blue sky. If you’re looking for a non-traditional approach to holiday decor, this is the perfect route to take. Traditional shapes of stars, candy canes, and Santa Claus are swapped with items such as natural driftwood or seashells for an extra nautical flair.

3. Hollywood Caravan

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What do you get when you combine the elegant beauty of old Hollywood with new Hollywood’s obsession with high fashion and big ideas? You get trend number three, Hollywood Caravan, the most glamorous of them all. Simply by looking at the color palette for this trend, you are reminded of the glitz and glamour of Hollywood – from award season to the red carpet.

Metallic brilliance flows through every facet of this trend. You’ll find crystalline trees and golden paper mache stars illuminated over black curtains. Gold leaf garland adorns railings and mantels and silver-wrapped gifts form a pile beneath the tree.

Leaning into the more fun and fantastical side of the trend, cheetah and tiger print ornamentations may find their way into these designs. Such prints fit in perfectly with the starring roles of the color palette – light and dark gold, bronze, brass, and silver, complimented by ink and matte black, crystal, and bright white in the supporting roles.

4. Merry & Bright

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Now for the most fun and whimsical trend: Merry & Bright. The childlike wonder of the holiday seasons of our past comes flooding back with each delightfully prismatic design. 

This sunshine-inspired color palette is full of fiery fuchsias and rosy reds, paired with brilliant blues and glowing greens. And because each of the colors is so radiant on its own, there is a perfect balance of contrast and compliment, each one supporting the next.

The Merry & Bright color palette is quite robust, so there are endless opportunities to push the limits of traditional color pairings. But no matter how it comes to life, Merry & Bright is sure to bring positive energy to any space. It is the perfect design trend to truly embody the celebration of the season.

5. Very Peri Christmas

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Last but certainly not least, we have Very Peri Christmas — a design trend inspired by the 2022 Pantone Color of the Year.

Speaking about 2022’s color choice, Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute said, “As we move into a world of unprecedented change, the selection of PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri brings a novel perspective and vision of the trusted and beloved blue color family, encompassing the qualities of the blues, yet at the same time with its violet red undertone, PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri displays a spritely, joyous attitude and dynamic presence that encourages courageous creativity and imaginative expressions.” 

Eiseman’s sentiments perfectly reflect the foundation of Very Peri Christmas. Its mature color palette harmoniously blends deep shades, rich hues, and sparkling accents to create a bold and vibrant approach to the season, while maintaining an air of grace and elegance. It is majestic in nature – familiar but stimulating at the same time.

Ambius – the experts in commercial holiday decor

No matter what design you have in mind, or even if you have no design in mind at all, we’re here to help. In addition to all of the joy that the season brings, we know that the holidays can be stressful. Let us take the stress out of preparations. Give us a call or send us a message today. Don’t wait, installation dates fill up fast!