Interior Painting Trends for 2022

calander Dec 26 , 2021 user-iconAnderson Painting
Hand turning a block from 2021 to 2022

Believe it or not, a new year is right around the bend, which means it’s time to take a look at which interior paint colors are likely to dominate 2022. Even if you’re not one to cling to trends, knowing what’s in vogue can help inform your paint color selections. And if you’re planning on painting your interior spaces this year, it’s never too early to get those gears turning. In 2021, we saw a surge in earth tones, cool colors, and subtle accents (read our blog “Looking Ahead: Painting Trends to Watch in 2021” to read more). From what we’ve seen so far, 2022 doesn’t seem like it will stray too far from the previous year’s color trends, with a few exceptions -- it appears that palette popularized in the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s might be coming back in style. Without further ado, here are some notable interior painting trends to watch for in 2022 -- we’ll primarily go over Sherwin Williams interior paint colors within their 2022 Colormix® forecast.

Popular Paint Colors for 2022

Neutral Warmth

Down-to-earth tones that have been popular in recent years will continue to trend in 2022, as the “Method” line of Sherwin Williams’ 2022 Colormix forecast suggests. Within this palette is a blend of neutral and warm colors. Woven Wicker, for instance, is a light, chocolatey beige that contrasts well with the soft Chartreuse and the dark gray Urbane Bronze. Every color in this selection harkens back to 1980s post-modern design.

Deeper, Richer, and Darker Tones

Next up in Sherwin William’s forecast is its Opus collection, a palette of deeper and darker tones that make a statement without overwhelming the eye. If this group of colors is any indication of 2022 color trends, it suggests a return to slightly more dramatic color choices and bolder accents. Blackberry, Coral Clay, and Red Bay aren’t necessarily colors you’d have commonly seen a few years ago, but they’re certainly welcome in 2022.

Lively, Light, and Floral

Sherwin Williams is also leaving room for whimsy in 2022 as indicated by their Dreamland palette. The colors here are reminiscent of spring flowers and gentle breezes. The bright yet muted tones of Lite Lavender and Cucuzza Verde could revive the drabbest of interior spaces, while Rose Tan and Natural Linen bring some softer, warmer neutrals to the table.

Mid-Century Nostalgia

If any trending palette mentioned here is begging someone to consider painting a room two colors, it’s this one. Sherwin Williams’ Ephemera is an eclectic mix of green, blue, yellow, and pink hues that yearn for the vintage look of the 1950s and ‘60s and open up endless doors for contrast. Inky Blue is a bold but somewhat tame blue hue; Peace Yellow has a muted, pastel, buttery look; Pink Shadow contains just enough color to make itself known without being overbearing; and Rejuvenate is an unapologetic salmon/peach shade perfect for accents. The year 2022 might sound futuristic, but the Ephemera palette suggests that some might plan on re-living what was “in” several decades ago, at least to some degree.

What Will 2022 Have in Store for You?

Examining upcoming painting trends is a fun exercise, but nothing is set in stone. If any of the colors or palettes mentioned here speak to you, you’ll have an easier time planning your upcoming interior painting project -- if not, feel free to create your own trends! At Anderson Painting, we’re here to help our clients realize their visions and achieve their goals, whether that means adhering to trends or marching to the beat of their own drums. To learn more about us and all we do, call today at 919-610-1855 or email us at!

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