2022 is a year filled with color, comfort, and creativity. Gone are the days of minimalistic gray and too-clean white. After a pandemic and a shift to spending more time at home, we all craved more from our interior designs—starting with color.
The cozy designs of 2022 have embraced warmer color schemes. We’ve seen the return of beige and a shift to warmer grays. Ever popular blues took on softened, dusty hues. And warm (?!) greens made an appearance in a big way.
Here are your must-have interior design color trends for 2022 that will keep giving year after year.
In a time when a clean, bright white can start to look a little flat and unwelcoming, warmer whites are a welcome change to the 2022 interior design color trend lineup. One of the favorites of designers is tinted white. These colors have enough white that they remain neutral, but enough color to completely change the feel of your space.
Barely-there pink tinted whites, yellow tinted whites, green tinted whites (the list goes on) are making a big splash in design this year. Even more neutral, beige or gray tinted whites are a good choice as well.
Brown Is Back
After a long time loving gray, beige, and all its friends like greige, tan, taupe, and caramel are starting to come back around as the favored neutral color. But you’ll also see brown make a statement all its own in designs this year and in the coming years. Warm and bound to nature, brown brings with it a sense of groundedness and comfort that defines designs in 2022.
Look for rich, earthy browns to make more of an appearance, especially used monochromatically all over a design from wall color to furnishings and rugs to drapery.
Green & Blue
Green and blue have long been favorites in interior design. In 2022, that’s no different, however, you’ll see them undergo a little transformation. Both colors have been softened and warmed, especially by the addition of warm grays.
Many paint companies chose these softer blues and greens as their colors of the year. Benjamin Moore put forward a barely-there sage green called October Mist. PPG presented Olive Sprig, a delightful beige-y green you can put all over the walls without a care. Graham & Brown developed a steely blue perfect as a warm and comforting neutral or statement color.
Not surprisingly, yellow made a comeback in 2022. It is the ultimate in comfort and brings sunshine into a room even on a gloomy day. The yellow tinted whites make great neutrals and brighter hues are perfect for making a statement.
Most importantly, the yellows of choice in 2022 are vintage, golden colors that suit the cozier, rustic vibe so popular in interior design in 2022.
Unexpectedly, red has also made a reappearance. Not quite the wine-red made popular in the 90s, these rich reds have an edge of rustic orange or brown that makes them softer yet still bold. Look for an almost chalky finish that will take the edge off this prominent color so you can use it liberally and confidently.
Pair this modern version of red with browns, tans, and grays to further enhance its warmth and softness. It almost morphs into an earth tone that you’ll love to splash all over your design.
There have never been so many standout colors to choose from as there are this year. The interior design color trends of 2022 will make your design warm, comfortable, and a place you want to spend all your time. See what a little change up in your color palette can do for your space.