Wilmington, Del. – To fixan organization that provides cost guides, comparisons and cheat sheets for hundreds of home improvement, installation and repair projects, reached out to industry influencers and top interior design experts to compile the latest paint and color trends.
Sixty-four experts gave their opinion on the top paint and color trends of 2022, including popular interior color palettes, the best colors for each room, and the most popular wallpaper patterns, among others.
Main trends and conclusions
- Sage green is the top choice for living rooms and bedrooms.
- Warm neutrals, earthy colors and neutrals with pops of bright colors are the best interior palettes.
- Textiles will be the most common way to introduce new colors into the home.
- Green and nature-inspired themes will be the most popular choices for wallpaper this year.
- The powder room is the most popular place to include wallpaper.
- White and off-white are the best colors for interiors and exteriors when selling a home.
- Black is the main color of the front doors.
Warm neutrals and earth tones
When the experts were asked to select three interior palettes that homeowners are choosing the most in 2022, they picked warm neutrals, earth tones, and neutrals that include bold pops of color as an accent. Of these, warm neutrals received the most votes at 66%, earthy tones captured 59%, and color-accented neutrals received 52%.
These palettes are all indicative of the recent change in interiors over the past few years, with gray being among the most popular hues for several years. As consumers move away from that classic gray, they are turning to warmer tones while keeping things neutral.
Natural green tones have also started to gain popularity, with seven out of eight companies choosing green as the color of the year, with the eighth company choosing a shade of brown. Green is considered the color of growth, health, wealth and well-being.
Color is also closely related to the environment and the emphasis on environmental friendliness in the home. Add to that the obvious connection to nature, many homeowners are turning to green as a fresh new hue to focus on this year.
Textiles and paint
When asked how people would incorporate new colors into their homes in 2022, 55% felt textiles would be the most common method, followed by painting an entire room with 42% and wallpapering a room with 39% .
Textiles such as pillows, curtains, rugs, sheets, and throws are all great ways to add color to the home, especially to incorporate those bright colors that are expected to be hot this year.
Green or nature-inspired wallpapers, chinoiseries and geometric patterns have been chosen as the most popular wallpaper designs for 2022. Wallpaper has started to gain popularity for home decor in recent years.
Among the most popular patterns, 56% of designers chose green and nature-inspired papers as the most popular for 2022. Chinoiserie-inspired patterns tie in well, as they can include patterns inspired by nature. nature such as mountains, cranes and outdoors. landscapes. Geometric patterns took third place with design opportunities for modern spaces and those wishing to include color without a specific theme or style.
While wallpaper patterns are important, so is where those patterns are placed. Experts say the most popular place to introduce wallpaper into the home this year will be the powder room. This space received an 88% vote, with ceilings and dining areas both receiving a distant second place with 28%.
Different colors for different spaces
The living room was voted to have sage green as the most popular color for the coming year with a 53% vote, followed by cool off-white (48%) and cream (46%).
Sage green is also the popular choice for bedrooms this year, receiving 48% of the vote. Cream and taupe occupy second and third place respectively in this area with 38% and 30% of the vote.
Front door color trends
When it comes to the color of front doors, 56% of experts answered that they think black will be popular in the coming year, followed by 36% responding to wood tones and 22% responding to royal blue.
Black is a color that works well with almost any shade of home exterior. It can add a bold contrast to white homes – white being the most popular and recommended siding color for those looking to sell their home – and it can add depth to homes of a wide range of others. shades such as green, beige, blue. And red.
Each survey participant was selected for their role in the interior design industry based on their job, social media role and industry recognition. Respondents were given a series of multiple-choice, open-response questions with percentages shown in the report rounded off and the least-chosen options grouped together and labeled as “other.”