Taking a look at colour trends for 2022

It’s that time of year again when industry forecasters look ahead and showcase the-up-and-coming design trends for the year. Today, we take a look at some of our favourite colour trends for 2022.

Courageous creativity

PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri colour of the yearDesign industry watchers all have eyes on Pantone’s highly anticipated Colour of the Year. This year’s selection, PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri, is an interesting purplish blue designed to capture the current zeitgeist and the transition we are going through.

“…Very Peri brings a novel perspective and vision of the trusted and beloved blue colour family, encompassing the qualities of the blues, yet at the same time with its violet red undertone, PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri displays a spritely, joyous attitude and dynamic presence that encourages courageous creativity and imaginative expressions,” says Leatrice Eisman, Director of The Pantone Colour Institute, in the company’s release.

Regenerative touch

Evergreen Fog SW 9130, Sherwin-WilliamsSherwin Williams recently announced Evergreen Fog SW 9130, which the company refers to as a nourishing and sophisticated grey-green. The company’s aim is to have the hue provide a regenerative touch to homes and commercial spaces.

“Evergreen Fog is a sophisticated wash of colour for spaces that crave a subtle yet stunning statement shade,” said Sue Wadden, director of colour marketing at Sherwin-Williams. “Evergreen Fog inspires us to begin again and is a great choice for modern interiors and exteriors.”

Coolness and peace

Behr’s Breezeway MQ3-21Behr’s Breezeway MQ3-21 combines a silvery green shade with cool undertones, which the company says is inspired by the earth’s beauty and mimics sea grass found on salty beaches. It is designed to evoke a feeling of coolness and peace while representing a desire to move forward.

“Leading you from one place to the next, the colour catches your attention and is an open invitation to experience the world with a fresh perspective, both within the home and beyond your front door,” says the company’s press release.

Incorporating colours of the year

How can we incorporate these unique colours into our homes? A painted wall would be the easiest choice, as would some accent furniture or other accessories like glassware or throw pillows. House Beautiful suggests matching Very Peri with colours like white, pink, beige, blue, orange, yellow, grey and green.

With courage, nourishment and calm on the hue horizon, it appears industry trendsetters are taking pulse of the spirit of the times. Here’s wishing this optimism will shine through.