Looking to do a spot of home decorating? Check out the colour trends 2022 predictions...
Influenced by the challenges of 2021, Andrew Henry Interiors predicts the key colour trends 2022 will see our homes will continue to be more than just a place to retreat to… the notion of our home space being our sanctuary will carve the way for the seasons’ style, with positivity and energy shaping each trend.
The four key décor looks set to breathe new life into our homes during the spring/summer months of 2022 are:
1. Sunny State
This trend is driven by a need for optimism and joyfulness. In the wake of a global pandemic, householders will desire to surround themselves with constructive influences and joyful design. Art, colour, shape and materials all feed into this aesthetic of positivity.
Colour is expressed on the walls, on kitchen cabinetry, on furniture and textiles as maximalism develops a step further this season.
Key Words Self-expression, inclusivity, aesthetics of Joy, 70s nostalgia, design for play, Stay Positive
Key Pantone Colours Deep Sea Coral 18-1649 Pastel Lilac 14-3812 Cameo Green 14-6312 Crème Brulée 13-1006 Sunflower 16-1054
A playful palette of optimistic colour pops uplifts spirits in uncertain times. Clean pastel shades are merged in new zesty combinations, mixing in highlights of Deep-Sea Coral, Melon, Pastel Lilac and Cameo Green. Sunshine yellows are key throughout with a number of shades that can be combined for a nod to the 70s. Play with bold maximalist combinations that excite and surprise.
This trend represents a more grounded pace of life. Deeper connection to the natural world is blended with inventive nature-inspired design in this rural organic trend.
Interiors are brimming with natural textures and materials. New sustainable fibres come to the fore including nettle paper and vegan soy.
Key Words Designed by nature, do no harm, foraged & grown, wholesome
Key Pantone Colours Moss 16-0532 Mineral Gray 15-5704 Ruby Tan 15-1315 Major Brown 19-0810 Maroon 18-1619
A base of earthy neutrals merge with new coloured hues on lightweight fabrics for a breezy summer vibe. Sustainable dyeing techniques bring forth new vibrant shades of saffron yellow, algae green, duck egg blue and berry. Earth like Major Brown brings a grown-up weightiness to this palette.
3. Sensorial Delight
Drawing from spices, fragrant aromas, intense colour and heavily patterned textiles, this trend is inspired by Indian culture. With international travel curtailed due to both the COVID-19 pandemic and ecological awareness, summer 2022 will be a chance to celebrate the exoticism of different cultures within the home.
Jewellery-inspired lighting makes a statement in living spaces incorporating with traditional wood furniture. Low benches and daybeds are key items.
Key Words Contemporary opulence, modern India, culturally rich, vibrant, highly patterned
A palette of knocked back pastel shades, inspired by the faded walls of grand palaces, is shot through with rich jewel tone highlights. Warm apricot shades ground the palette, joined by vibrant pinks, soft mint and bejewelled greens. Dusted blue looks chalky in appearance, whilst amethyst purple adds depth. This is a versatile palette offering both calm and bold clashing combinations.
4. Golden Hour
This trend is where a home becomes a sacred sanctuary, a place of refuge. Precious warm sunny evenings are spent cocooned in nourishing interiors, detoxing from noise and distraction. Light pours through open spaces, reflected in tactile surfaces and infusing rooms with an ethereal golden glow.
Softness is key for furniture shapes, so sideboards have rounded edges, chairs are cocooning and corner sofas gently curved.
Key Words Comforting cocoon, reflect & refract, peacefulness
The light at the end of the day inspires summer darks to come into play here. A level of softness emerges with greyed pastels including blue, lilac and yellow feature. Almost-blacks come in the form of midnight navy and deep mystic purple. Hyper-real aqua brings an almost futuristic watery feel, alongside true blue. Play with transparencies and layering of colour.
Andrew Henry, director, says: “Overall there’s a new, widespread appreciation of how much our home spaces influence our state of mind and general wellbeing, and the 2022 spring/summer themes, materials and references fully embrace this.”