Colour Trends for 2022

Over the past two years, our lives have been turned upside down, but we’ve also had time to rethink the way we live and reassess what’s really important. We've realised the benefits of our outdoor spaces, rediscovered the humble houseplant and the beauty of natural woods again. We value our homes more than ever, and have got creative with finding space for all of our ever changing needs as it is the place in which we work, educate, exercise and relax.

After such uncertainty, colour is moving boldly forward and it is notable that a number of Colours of the Year for 2022 as chosen by the are cheerful and optimistic selections. Whilst strong colour choices, they can also be used as striking accents to a classic scheme and are designed to work well with greenery and nature in the home.

 Dulux have noted the the expanding role of the home, and how we have found nature is essential to our lives. Their focus of open skies and a breath of fresh air  has led to their choice for the Dulux Colour of the Year 2022.

Bright SkiesTM is a light, airy and optimistic blue that’s good for the soul. It promises to 'open up and revitalise your home'

Photo:Dulux - Bright Skies

Pantone, Pantone have created a whole new colour specifically for their Colour of the Year choice,  introducing a new blue shade, PANTONE® 17-3938 Very Peri, a dynamic periwinkle blue hue with a violet red undertone as the Pantone Color of the Year selection for 2022. According to Pantone, blending the faithfulness and calming constancy of blue with the energy of red, this happy and warm blue hue introduces "an empowering mix of newness" and is a complimentary colour to their nature-minded Wellspring palette, where it sits alongside colours ranging from Treetop and Foliage to Dewberry and Eggshell Blue.

Photo:Pantone - Very Peri

Farrow & Ball have highlighted 5 of their colours in their 2022 focus, advising that we will relish brighter colours that herald a return to normality. The cheerful selection is perfect for embracing this, as while bold - they bring a feeling that is both optimistic and comfortable. Breakfast Room Green, Stone Blue, School House White, Babouche (a sunshine yellow), and Incarnadine (strong classic red) make up their 2022 key colour palette.

Photo:Farrow & Ball 

The interiors focus for the year ahead includes more attention for sustainable materials, but also more sustainable production methods. Nature and all things raw and organic are still part of the main narrative this year, so keep those rattan baskets and woven mats as they are still key accents for all rooms as are botanicals and green leaves.

We are trying to find peace, calm and serenity in our homes by the use of soothing colours and textures; natural materials with a lot of textures play an important role in the focus for the year ahead, shapes are round and friendly; we will see more circles and arch shapes. Plant based colours and natural materials such as wood, rattan, linen, leather, bone, stone, and ceramics mix hard and soft textures together for a harmonious feel as we unwind away from the outside world.

Photo: Farrow & Ball - Breakfast room Green, Stone Blue