As 2021 recedes in our rearview mirrors, it’s time to turn our attention to the hottest colors coming for 2022. The 2022 color trends mix timeless neutrals, natural hues and elegant jewel tones — and contain some happy surprises. Read on to see which ones you’ll want to incorporate into your own décor.
The 2022 Color Trends, Unpacked
This relaxed, inviting green makes us think of olive leaves or the soothing aloe vera plant. Lively, organic and versatile, it’s a hue that fits in anywhere, but is especially great in living rooms, paired with warm wood tones. Try the PPG Color of the Year, Olive Sprig.
Don’t get us wrong – we love gray (see Charcoal, below). But after years of the same light gray walls, we’re looking for something a little different. Forecasting via the 2022 color trends shows that gray will edge more toward silver, with an indigo undertone rather than the beige-oriented hues of the last decade. Give Silver Service a whirl in the dining room and see how it transforms your space.
Millennial pink, the color of ballet shoes, graces a lot of walls in girls’ bedrooms and living room throw pillows. For a more grown up, dramatic interpretation of this shade — so on point as a 2022 color trend — try River Rouge, with its fiery coral undertones. This happy color looks wonderful with crisp white trim on an accent wall. Try it and embrace your inner drama queen (or king).
If you’re looking for the perfect black for your home’s exterior, try Onyx, a cool, stony black that will earn your pics double-taps in Instagram all day long. Or bring it inside and use it on your home office’s walls and trim for a super-sophisticated look that’ll be the best thing about your Zoom calls.
Embrace the year’s natural/neutral theme with a dark gray brown the color of a black walnut like Intrigue. Darker than greige but lighter than chocolate, this powerful hue is the perfect color for exterior trim or a front door — or paint the back of your bookcases with it for a deep, quiet mood.
Peace is like the perfect pair of soft, faded jeans and it captures the quiet side of the 2022 color trends. This light denim blue would rock your kitchen cabinets (try it with a cream-colored island). Or use it in your bedroom, where light, mid-tone blue has been proven to help you sleep better, longer.
If you’re looking for the true pop of color in the 2022 color trends, you can’t do any better than Calypso Berry. Try this pure red in your dining room for an elegantly striking look. Or use it on your front door and make everyone happy who steps through the threshold.
Not Sure Which 2022 Color Trend Is Right for You?
Check in with our color consultants who can help you pick the right color scheme for your home and even send you free 8” x 8” color swatches to help you decide.