Colour Trends 2022

Golden Hour lounge

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

Colour Combinations

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.

2. Habitation

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. 

Colour Trends 2022 - Habitation

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

Colour Combinations

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.

Colour Trends 2022 - Sensorial delight

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

Private Residence, Kent, Andrew Henry Interiors

Key Pantone Colours
Bellini 13-1114
Meadow Mist 12-0106
Wood Violet 19-3325
Endless Sky 16-4022
Teal 17-4919 

Colour Combinations

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. 

Golden Hour dining room
Private Residence, Kent, Andrew Henry Interiors

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

Key Pantone Colours
Mauve Shadows 16-3205
Twilight Purple 18-3820
Peach Whip 14-1309
Moonlit Ocean 19-4122
High-rise 15-4101

Colour Trends 2022 Golden Hour lounge
Plot-113, Kingsmere, Bicester, Cala Homes Midlands

Colour Combinations

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.”

Andrew Henry Interiors

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