We all know that the colours we choose in our homes makes a big difference. But when all the big paint companies come out with their colour trends for 2022, does it make a difference to us? Of course we’re not all about to rush out and change the colour of our rooms based on a “say so”. But no doubt it will affect what’s out in the shops and what’s available to us to shop!
So here’s a roundup of the colour trends for 2022. Let’s see who chose what and why and whether we agree or not?!
Colour Trends 2022
Benjamin Moore: October Mist
October Mist is Benjamin Moore’s colour for 2022. A muted sage silver green colour. The colour is calming and soft but with enough green in it that it’s still registers as a warm tone. Benjamin Moore has put together a colour palette of another 13 colours for this year. Mixing in more green colour tones, neutrals and a couple of primary colours.
So if you’re loving the green, their palette will definitely give you some ideas for pulling out colours to suit your own home.
Behr’s colour choice is also a green but on the other end of the spectrum. They went for a cool pastel tone. Totally different to the warm and earthy tones we’ve been seeing in interiors lately. This is a colour that promotes a light and airy feeling.
Dulux: Bright Skies
The colour for Dulux is a blue, Bright Skies. Still very much in the biophilic arena with blue being another colour tied closely to nature and to positivity. This blue is another fresh and uplifting colour that will brighten up the room.
Sherwin Williams: Evergreen Fog
Sherwin Williams have also gone with a green colour. Almost a rustic green with a brown grey undertone. A sophisticated look and a warmer colour tone than Behr’s Breezeway.
Farrow & Ball
Farrow & Ball are famous for their colour names and have a great selection of neutrals as well as the more daring colours. So it’s no surprise that they have chosen 5 key colours for this year. And most of them being primary colours. Taking it back to the basics by going for simple and fresh colours.
A sunshine yellow named Babouche, the classic Schoolhouse White and Stone Blue. They have also included a green in their key palette, Breakfast Room Green. The last colour of the palette is Incarnadine, a bold red.
These colours say, “Ok everyone! Time to come out of hiding lockdown is over!” As nice as Incarnadine is, I’m not sure how many people would be ready to take on that colour shade at the moment.
Pantone: Very Peri
Out of all the colour trends for 2022, Pantone’s colour choice is the most unusual. Very Peri is their colour for this year. A violet blue colour that definitely stands out. And although we may not be out rushing to buy this colour for our homes, I can see why Very Peri is the colour this year.
This colour is said to push our creativeness and our inventiveness. A couple of qualities that we have probably already had to develop these past couple of years. With many of us having to think out of the box in more than one area of our lives. Whether it be with family and our homes or work and business.
When it comes to using this colour at home (if you like it), it’ll make sense to use it more as an accent colour. Using it in accessories and home decor items. Because if you already have a lot of green at home or like any of the greens above, it’s a nice complimentary colour to use.
Colour Trend Thoughts
Green of course is very much the colour trend for this year. It’s been ongoing trend for a few years. But behind the colours essence its easy to understand why greens are key this year. Promoting renewal, health, nature and energy just to name a few.
So it’s just down to how you decide to use green (if any) in your home. It may not be through using paint at all and just through incorporating plants at home. Nature is the overall riding trend at the moment. Not just in colour but in materials and textures too and it won’t be going anywhere for a long time.
I personally think that Sherwin Williams Evergreen Fog is the colour that is more in line with what’s actually trending. And what most people will be currently drawn to. It’s a sophisticated, warm and earthy tone that you can visualise in any room a home. Bedrooms, living rooms and kitchens as well as on cabinetry. So there are lots of different ways you can use this green or a similar colour at home.
That’s the roundup for colour trends 2022 this year. I’m sure that you already knew that green was the colour taking over this year. Maybe it was a bit predictable but what else was it going to be, really?!