Bright, Summery Tones
Once reserved for decorating children’s rooms, colours like yellow, lilac, tangerine and pink are now being used throughout our interiors in a more thoughtful, sophisticated way. And they’re not just being seen in bedrooms, as you might expect. Muted variations of these shades are featuring in our living areas, bringing positivity and warmth into our homes and lifting our spirits.
In 2022, we continue to be inspired by nature, so green is still a popular colour trend. Evoking feelings of reassurance, rest and security, green is a powerful colour that puts the mind at ease. More than ever, people are trying to create a calm atmosphere in their homes, amidst great uncertainty.
Blue is a staple in colour trends every year – it just takes on a slightly different form. It’s such a timeless, familiar colour, no wonder we are drawn to it year after year. In 2022, deeper, darker shades of blue are being embraced. And we’re not just bringing it into our homes through furniture and accessories. Many design-conscious home owners are going all out by featuring an inky shade of blue on their interior walls to create a dramatic, cocooning room.
That 70s Vibe
Move over grey! Earthy tones are overtaking cool neutrals. Adding warm shades like terracotta, ochre and even beige, reflect our desire to make our homes feel more comforting and inviting. There is also a 70s vibe going on, with the revival of shades of orange. The earthy terracotta tones that have been on trend for the past couple of years are being complemented by classic 70s palettes, including rich brown and caramel, with bold pops of pink and orange.
Neutral Stone Tones
This trend is all about creating warm, cosy spaces that feel intimate and inviting. Natural, stony tones paired with soft, welcoming greens provide a restful alternative to cooler choices. These gentle neutrals can be used in all areas of the home to add warmth, as well as providing a sophisticated backdrop for fabrics, window coverings and soft furnishings.
The Experts’ Choice – Pantone Colour of the Year
Every year, the Pantone Colour Institute chooses a Colour of the Year – a snapshot of what colour experts see taking place in the world of colour, that expresses a mood and an attitude. Essentially, this colour sets trends for things like design accents, paint, soft furnishings and homewares, in much the same way as fashion trends affect the clothes we buy each season. The Colour of the Year for 2022 is Pantone 17-3938, otherwise known as Very Peri. Said to ‘encourage personal inventiveness and creativity’, Very Peri is a beautiful, periwinkle blue with a violet-red undertone – perfect for creating a calm, dreamy feel.