Carol & Frank Bright Leopard Pillow

Gift Shop Plus Fall 2022
It’s a Colorful Life By Julie McCallum

Fall 2022 Trend Report

Bold or calming, colors have the power to influence our moods and inspire creativity. The playful, fun aesthetic of ’90s nostalgia harkens back to the postmodern Memphis Design movement of the ’80s. These reemerging color combinations are bringing a vibrant quirkiness that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Earthy, muted tones appeal to our overstimulated selves who welcome a respite in a neutral cocoon.

Pastels are being used in much bolder ways across a large variety of mediums while blues continue to calm us. The vibrant colors of the tropics speak to our sense of adventure and fun.

Presenting new and exciting color trends in your store creates a visual experience that can inspire and uplift your clientele. Come with us on a colorful journey as we explore the trends with a mix of products on the following pages.

’90s Nostalgia

Tinte Cosmetics Lip Licking Lip Balm and Rollerball
Lip Licking Lip Balm and Rollerball from Tinte Cosmetics

Earthy Hues

Portmeirion Botanic Garden Harmony Collection
Botanic Garden Harmony Collection from Portmeirion

Pastel Rainbow

PrintsWell Big To Do Notepad by Modern Posh
Big To Do Notepad by Modern Posh from PrintsWell

Singing the Blues

Lynn & Liana Designs Lucite Tray
Lucite Tray from Lynn & Liana Designs

Tropical Punch

Pineapple Sundays Design Studio Monstera Enamel Pin
Monstera Enamel Pin from Pineapple Sundays Design Studio

Julie McCallum

Julie McCallum is editor-in-chief of Gift Shop Magazine. She is formerly the editor of Museums & More and has more than 25 years experience in publishing.




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