Seasons change, trends come and go, and the world has a new favourite colour each year. Which one? Well, that depends entirely on who you ask. 2021 has been another turbulent year for the world, from the devastating effects of climate change to the ongoing uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, it is no surprise trends have been leaning towards a calming color of the year. Ease and restoration are essential.
Drawing on the most prominent cultural moments, from music and pop culture to art and design, color trend forecasts are predicted for the upcoming year. So, themes of growth and new energy were popular throughout 2021. Therefore, color trends in 2022 are expected to take a natural, optimistic and calming trajectory. Read on to find out the Color of the Year 2022, as selected by experts in the industry.
1. Pantone Color of The Year 2022
For their Color of the Year 2022, Pantone has not so much picked a color, as invented one. Very Peri’ is the first new colour to be selected and is a distinctive periwinkle with shades of blue and red beneath.
So, Pantone believes this color resonates with creativity, joy and the excitement of things to come beyond the troubles of 2021. The Pantone Color of the Year 2022 adds a pop of happiness to modern design, accentuating more neutral palettes without overwhelming them.
2. Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year
So, take a breath and sink into the calm of ‘Evergreen Fog’, Sherwin-Williams’ Color of the Year 2022.
According to their team, the color is designed to bring a sense of ease and tranquillity to the soul. Therefore, it’s a subtle shade that marks a new departure from their familiar foray of jewel tones and splashy bold colours. Green is often representative of growth and newness. Sherwin-Williams’ pick’s earthy undertone is associated with society’s increasing desire to focus on wellness. Rather than a bold green colour, this muted choice is perfect for the home.
3. Glidden Color of the Year
Who doesn’t love guacamole? Glidden agrees. The Glidden Color of 2022 has made its return from the bathrooms of the 1970s with ‘guacamole’. So, we’re talking deep green with a bit of a makeover.
Much like Sherwin-Williams, Glidden went for a revitalising green tone. It brings an atmosphere of organic energy and growth. This soothing shade has become increasingly popular among homeowners looking to breathe new life into their spaces, with a survey for Glidden finding that 62% of Americans were considering using green in their homes – a significant increase from previous years.
Moreover, this color works wonders with a minimalist interior design.
4. Behr Color of the Year
Behr’s choice conjures up images of the ocean, warm sand underneath your feet, and a warm summer breeze. So, it sounds like perfection!
The Behr Color of the Year 2022 is a silver-green shade with cooler undertones. It represents the promise of the future, where we can move forward and grow as individuals. Furthermore, the color is designed to mimic sea glass found on salty beaches and the natural beauty of the planet and our oceans.
Even when we’re stuck on land, this neutral color can transport you to your favourite beach and give you a moment of true calm.
5. PPG Color of the Year
Yes, green is back again. So, 2022 is going to be the Year of Green. The PPG Color of the Year 2022 is ‘Olive Sprig’. It’s a bright, soothing shade of green.
This green color with grey undertones brings a sense of optimism to interior design. Moreover, it’s a symbol of resilience and restoration that most of us want to have in our homes.
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Each of these distinctive shades aims to breathe new life into your home. Whether you’re looking to spruce up the home office for 2022 or want to tackle that room that doesn’t suit your vibe anymore, these Color of the Year 2022 picks are a great place to start.