Spoiler Alert: See What Our 2022 Color of the Year Has in Common With Happy Hour

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Published on January 11, 2022

We’ll admit it: our love of red wine runs deep. But let us preface this by saying that our 2022 color of the year isn’t about the occasional accident involving a white sofa and our favorite cabernet (it’s OK, that’s why performance fabric exists) — it’s about our current fixation on all things warm, moody, and bold in the design world.

From earthy classics to bold berries and mauves, the uncertainty and trepidation of the last two years all but demands a welcoming and cozy palette at home. Our 2022 color of the year, Spilled Wine, follows suit — this rich, burgundy hue is equal parts comforting and inspiring, timeless and daring, sophisticated and spicy – and we predict it will be everywhere in the next three months. 

Emotion aside, our color of the year predictions are based on actual market research. Thanks to our countless client projects and the innumerable hours spent sourcing furniture, decor, paint, and art, we’ve got a pulse on design trends, color and otherwise. No shade to Pantone’s Color of the Year, Very Peri, we just so happen to be drawn to the warmer side of the spectrum these days.

So, we officially invite you to embrace Spilled Wine in its many forms this year — from merlot-toned pillows and throws to accent furniture and lighting inspired by your favorite Bordeaux. Ahead, find the Spilled Wine must-haves our designers are shopping in 2022 to bring heat and warmth home:

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Chair // Art // Rug // Bedding // Candle // Patterned Pillow // Solid Pillow // Throw // Storage Cabinet // Lamp

Color of the Year: Take a Seat

Maiden Home Mercer Chair: To add a dramatic splash of Spilled Wine, consider a Bordeaux accent chair. This piece will look right at home in a neutral space with complementary rust and blush tones, or you can go all-out with a full jewel-toned look.

Color of the Year: Frame It

CB2 Galen II Art Print: When in doubt, invest in art. This print from CB2 is an easy, stylish way to weave in this signature tone. (Is it just us, or does it remind you of swirling your favorite red blend? Clearly, we have wine on the mind.)

Color of the Year: Layer in Style

Anthropologie Lemieux et Cie Hand-Knotted Rug: Set the foundation for serious sophistication with a rug in Spilled Wine tones (and never have to worry about actual spilled wine again).

Color of the Year: Get in Bed With It

Anthropologie Lemieux et Cie Francoise Duvet Cover: New year, new bedding. A quick textile swap is one of the easiest ways to add a new hue, and vibe, to your space. While we love warm neutral bedding, 2022 is all about color and drama.

Color of the Year: Get Lit

Anthropologie Fiorella Molded Wax Candle: Craving this trending tone with minimal commitment? Add in a sculptural candle in merlot hues for a subtle pop of Spilled Wine.

Color of the Year: Cozy Up With Spilled Wine

Anthropologie Pierce Stripe Pillow: Again, textiles are the easiest and most wallet-friendly way to refresh your color palette. We love the geometric pattern and hand-sewn appeal of this beauty.

Color of the Year: Red Velvet Accents

Crate & Barrel Brick Faux Mohair Linen Pillow: Moody red and velvet is a timelessly chic, no-fail combination.

Color of the Year: Tossed, Not Spilled

Lulu & Georgia Aimee Mohair Throw: Pair the above pillows with a cabernet-hued throw blanket, like this mohair beauty from Lulu & Georgia.

Color of the Year: Go Big

Crate & Barrel Waterfall Red Storage Cabinet: Really want to let the Spilled Wine flow? Consider a statement piece of furniture, like this waterfall storage cabinet. Modern lines meet timeless romance with this beauty.

Color of the Year: Turn It On

Lamps Plus Textured Burgundy Table Lamp: What better way to add a pop of wine to your space than with a beautiful sculptural table lamp? We can’t get enough of the architectural base.

Interested in seeing your space in a new color in 2022? Our designers can help — take our style quiz to get started!

Words by Kelsey Clark