Nobody likes a color trendwatch as much as we do at Peach Frog, particularly when practically everyone believes that the color of the year for 2022 will be a lovely shade of green, including Behr, Sherwin-Williams, Benjamin Moore, and PPG. However, for those hoping for a little variety in their 2022 colors, we asked the experts what additional colours we may expect in addition to sage, avocado, olive, and fern. Even if the hue is not green, the spirit is the same: colors in 2022 emphasize relaxing, earthy, or neutral tones.
“As individuals spend more time at home, they include natural elements into their spaces, yet frequently keep them relaxing and pleasant. People want for regeneration, for fresh beginnings in earthy tones,” Lina G. explains. Sue W. is Sherwin-Williams’ director of color marketing.
Neutrals with a Warm Feel
According to Galvao, “we’re seeing a lot of warm hues in upholstery through bouclés, and customers are feeling more confidence utilizing creamy whites for upholstery as performance textiles gain popularity and accessibility.”
“Warm whites, creams, and beiges have been quite popular with Gen Z, who often want a cozier vibe in their homes,” she continues. “Light woods, particularly white oak, are becoming increasingly prevalent as well. We like Benjamin Moore Simply White and White Dove in warm whites. Swiss Coffee is an excellent choice for added warmth.”
Caron W. of CW Interiors concurs. “While white and gray remained prevalent until 2021, I believe that palette option will wane in 2022,” she adds. “Trends will shift away from stone and toward neutrals with warmer undertones.”
Tones of the Desert
Galvao also forecasts an increase in the use of pink, mauve, browns, tans, elegant orange tones, and rust. “Consider a desert sunset,” she suggests.
Best of all, these hues complement the perennially popular shades of green that we’re certain to see throughout 2022. “Both patterns and solids include these colors in a peaceful, warm manner, often in combination with creams and in pastel or lighter tones,” Galvao explains.
Pops of Cool Color That Are Surprising and Uplifting
Erika W. of Behr forecasts a palette comprised of calming, anchoring tones and uplifting splashes of color.
“As we look forward to 2022, we’re fascinated by neutral tones offset by an unexpected explosion of color,” Erika adds. “We advocate striking a balance when incorporating these hues by pairing them with neutral-toned fabrics and accessories, such as creamy whites, light-washed wood, stone, and cotton. This year, we’ve noticed a spike in cold hue tones, which will continue through 2022.”
Citrus, according to Maggie Griffin of Maggie Griffin Design, will be huge in the next year. “I believe that more intense citrus hues will be popular next year. Consider a strong mustard yellow or a bright orange burst,” she advises. “It seems as if more customers are requesting layers of color and pattern utilizing organic materials such as wood and marble, in combination with natural textures, to balance off larger flashes of color.”
Accents in Black
According to Mary Maydan of Maydan Architects, “I anticipate that accents of black will be a prominent trend in 2022.” We notice it in the black frames that surround glass walls, in the black plumbing fittings, and in the black accents. [People] want calmness and tranquillity, which neutral hues provide, but they also desire contrast and intrigue. Adding bits of black is an excellent option.”
Darker, More Complex Colors
Puji Sherer of Miller Paint forecasts a more dramatic shift away from stark black toward more sophisticated, deeper colours such as rich navy, deep forest green, and earthy brown. “Hues that have the drama of black but add additional color,” Sherer explains.
“By 2022, we will perceive risk-taking through the lens of color,” Sherer predicts. “Unusual and out-of-the-box color choices will give appeal to interiors and exteriors, forcing us to reconsider our relationship with color. For instance, vibrant colours such as lavender, peach, and green will be employed as neutrals rather than beige, gray, and white.”
Tones of Jewels
“We notice people going more toward rich, deep jewel tones, echoing the go-to splendor of Gatsby’s roaring ’20s,” says Ashley McCollum of Glidden by PPG. A deep, shaded raspberry purple is ideal for an office, while a deep, muted apricot-orange is ideal for a master bath.”
Natural Sources of Inspiration
“With an increasing emphasis on health and wellness in 2021 and continuing into 2022, we’re seeing a trend toward natural hues, particularly greens,” McCollum adds. “We’ve also observed a rise in the usage of natural woods and wooden pieces over the last year, which brings the healing, revitalizing force of nature into our homes.”
“Blue and green hues, which are often seen in nature, may help reestablish a feeling of serenity and balance in room settings,” Woelfel adds.
“In 2022, muted earth tones coupled with natural textures will be popular,” Woolsey continues. “As we recover from two years of upheaval and uncertainty, we will seek ways to embrace the warmth and comfort of natural grandeur. Bringing that sensibility into our homes has the potential to shift our perspective from one of desire to one of thankfulness.”
Colors in the Digital Age
Sue W. of Sherwin-Williams believes that more individuals will be “exploring more digital colors or hues with colder undertones” in 2022, a microtrend impacted by our collective looking at our screens as we navigate this new hybrid world.
“We are moving away from repetitive neutrals and developing a taste for color,” Sherer explains. “Ubiquitous whites and grays are giving way to brighter and bolder colours in interiors.”
“While neutrals remain the most popular color option, homeowners seem to be gravitating toward warm neutrals with a splash of color,” McCollum agrees.
“Grays are on the decline after a strong ten-year run,” Galvao says. “Once again, the pendulum swings!”
Behr, Sherwin-Williams, Benjamin Moore, PPG, and Behr have predicted the color of the year for 2022 will be green. Peach Frog asked the experts what additional colours we may expect in addition to sage, avocado, olive, and fern. Forecasts an increase in the use of pink, mauve, browns, tans, elegant orange tones, and rust. Trends will shift away from stone and toward neutrals with warmer undertones. Citrus, according to Maggie Griffin of Maggie Griffin Design, will be huge in the next year.
Mary M. of Maydan Architects predicts that accents of black will be a prominent trend in 2022. Puji Sherer of Miller Paint forecasts a more dramatic shift away from stark black toward more sophisticated, deeper colours such as rich navy, deep forest green, and earthy brown. Blue and green hues, which are often seen in nature, may help reestablish a feeling of serenity and balance in room settings. In 2022, muted earth tones coupled with natural textures will be popular. More individuals will be “exploring more digital colors or hues with colder undertones” in 2022. Ubiquitous whites and grays are giving way to brighter and bolder colours in interiors.