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What the Trend of "Dopamine Dressing" Could Signal for Interiors and Decor

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From the resurgence of patterned wallpaper to the fascination with colorful paints, appliances, and accessories, many of the home trends that are already defining 2022 involve exuberant maximalism.

It's easy to see why: Coming off of two difficult, lonely, and often heartbreaking years of a pandemic, we're all eager for a little happiness in our homes. This more-is-more attitude has already made its way to runways and red carpets, so much that the fashion world gave it a name: Dopamine Dressing.

Take the perfect shade of Pantone pink developed for Valentino's Fall/Winter 2022–2023 collection, or the jewel-toned dresses sported by the likes of Tracee Ellis Ross, Jessica Chastain, and Naomi Scott during the latest awards season: Dopamine Dressing refers to joyful self-expression through vibrant, often loud, clothing. As Harpers Bazaar UK notes, colors that count as "exuberant" vary widely across cultures and locations, but it certainly seems as though many designers—and consumers—are latching onto clothing as a way to express happiness.

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