Every year, we see plenty of trends come (and go). And the design world is no exception. Certain paint colors capture the moment – and stand out amongst the crowd. So what colors will be enlivening our spaces in 2022? You’re about to find out.
This year, we’re predicting a shift to serene shades, calming colors, and enlivening hues. And we’re not the only ones! Some of the top paint brands are also forecasting earthy tones that evoke a sense of relaxation. Keep scrolling to see them all – and discover what shades 2022 has in store.
In 2021, green became a go-to color for almost every room of the house (especially kitchens). And this soothing shade isn’t going anywhere. This year, we expect to see green get even earthier, bringing in gray undertones and the feeling of entering a foggy forest. And the paint experts seem to agree: Benjamin Moore, Sherwin Williams, and PPG have all chosen this shade as their color of the year.
Walk into a room swathed in pale peach and you can’t help but feel bright and optimistic. And we’re predicting this color – and energy – will be popping up all over the place. It’s an ideal way to add a whole lot of happiness, plus, one of our favorite new paint brands, Backdrop, just introduced this sunny shade into their curated color collection.
BEACHY BLUE/ GREEN
Evoking a striking body of water or a serene sky, this blue/green is all about pure bliss. Whether in the kitchen, bathroom, or bedroom, we expect this tranquil tone to be a top pick- and bring understated ease to any room. Behr selected this shade as their top color of 2022, and we agree it feels like a much-needed breath of fresh air.
Not every shade will be totally soothing in 2022. Enveloping graphite gray will also be making its way onto walls, cabinetry (and ceilings). This shade pairs perfectly with other neutrals – like white, cream, and tan – to add richness and depth. So expect lots of designers (Bobby included) to embrace the dark side.