The paint colour trends of 2022

Whether you’re looking to redecorate after a recent move, or considering putting your property on the market this year, these paint colour trends for 2022 are worth a look! 

Many colour experts and designers are predicting that 2022 will be the year for new beginnings after the tumultuous start to the 2020s. Shades that embody this sense of rejuvenation are set to skyrocket in popularity this upcoming year. Drawing on nature’s spring-like seasonal changes and fresh starts, the clear trend emerging is for yellow, green and light blue interiors.

We’ve compiled a list of the 2022 colours that interior design brands are channelling to draw on this transformative decor trend. If this doesn’t inspire you to get decorating, nothing will!

Dulux have released their 2022 colour, Bright Skies, which is an “airy and fresh tone that opens up and breathes new life into any space.”

Dulux wants Bright Skies to bring the positive effects of nature into your home, particularly when used alongside their Greenhouse Palette, infused with trend-led greens and blues.

Among Farrow and Ball’s colours of 2022 are the bright, spring-like yellow Babouche (No.223), the soft Breakfast Room Green (No.81) and a lively blue hue, Stone Blue (No.86).

The cheerfully bright Babouche takes its name from the distinctive colour of the leather slippers worn by men in Morocco, and is very evocative of spring flowers like daffodils. Meanwhile Breakfast Room Green is “particularly beautiful in the dawn light” and gives classical pairings of green and white or natural wood a fresh look. We love Stone Blue, which somehow achieves being both warm and timeless, while at the same time crisp and fresh.

Benjamin Moore’s colour of 2022 is October Mist. A gently shaded sage which works to quietly anchor a space. 

“In researching our Colour Trends palette for 2022, our Colour and Design team were inspired by colour in nature and explored how green is a foundational colour; a grounded canvas from which endless combinations can be achieved.” – Helen Shaw, Marketing Director at Benjamin Moore UK.

This green is complemented by the classic soft yellow, Pale Moon, the deeper green, High Park, and the pinky-red Wild-Flower, drawing on this spring fresh palette to perfectly accentuate furniture and soft furnishings.

Little Greene: Paint and Paper, predicts that 2022 will continue towards brightly colour-saturated rooms, something that’s become more prevalent as we’ve been spending more and more time at home. Moving away from white walls, skirtings and woodwork, in 2022 our homes will increasingly become a space for warm, welcoming and optimistic shades.

“Colour confidence and the move away from white woodwork and skirting sees the Colour Drenching trend continue” – Ruth Mottershead, Creative Director Little Greene.

Little Greene highlights colours such as Giallo for 2022, an uncompromising yellow shade described as an easy-to-use burst of golden sunshine. Complementing this spring-like yellow is the green paint colour Garden, a warm, citrus-filled hue and Air Force Blue, a light, bright blue-sky shade. 

Finally, every December Pantone releases its ‘Colour of the Year’ for the coming year, which always has a big impact on colour trends. For 2022 it’s a fusion of blue and red tones, producing Very Peri, a light and vibrant purple. Pantone highlights this as displaying “a spritely, joyous attitude and dynamic presence that encourages courageous creativity and imaginative expression.” 

It’s a colour we can definitely see brightening up a room when paired with the more subtle and natural shades included above. Why not try accentuating your blues and complementing your yellows with a Very Peri purple?

Looking to create more space as you update your decor? Check out our recent blog on making more space at home

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