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What are the new decorating colors for 2022?

Wondering what colors will be trending for home decor in 2022? Here are the new decorating colors for 2022, as predicted by the experts!

Trends change quickly and that is super true is home decor.

Decorating trends come and go. And, while I like to have a timeless feeling home, it can be nice to pull in some interior design trends to keep your space feeling fresh.

Decorating with neutral colors gives you the option to bring in the color trends for 2022 and then bring in new colors the next year, too.

Check out all of my predicted interior design trends for 2022!

How to use trending colors

You might not want to redesign your home every year, but you can definitely pull the hot colors for the year in as accent colors. This makes a space feel fresh for little effort.

Accents could be used for:

  • Accent walls (painted or wallpaper)
  • Pillows or throw blankets
  • Secondary colors in rugs or other patterned textiles
  • Color palette for art and wall art
paint color trends for 2022

My overall predictions for interior paint colors for 2022

I think that most color brands will choose themes for colors that involve fresh starts and rebirth. 2020 and 2021 have been these sort of big bad negative years, and so I’d expect them to go in an upbeat, optimistic direction for thr future.

Based on the colors for last year and the way that 2021 has been going, I predict a lot of warm neutrals for 2022. This could be light greige and tan colors but also darker, deep earth tones.

Here are my predicted trending houseplants for 2022!

Accent colors for 2022

I think that green is the perfect accent color for 2022. Look for something dusty – with a lot of gray undertones – so it feels earthy but not at all bright or neon.

I also think that bold black and white tones will be popular for neutral tone-on-tone color schemes.

2022 Color Trends

Color Experts Color of the Year 2022


behr 2022 color of the year palette

Behr’s color of the year is Breezeway, a light dusty mint green color. It symbolizes a breath of fresh air.

They paired it with the following colors:

  • Whisper white
  • Sunwashed Brick
  • Etched Glass
  • Lunar surface
  • Nightingale gray
  • Studio Clay
  • Corn Stalk
  • Wave Top
  • After Rain
  • Perfect Penny
  • Basswood
  • Sustainable
  • Explorer Blue
  • Dark Cobalt Blue
  • Lingonberry Punch
  • Wild Mustang
  • Laurel Tree
  • Ocean Abyss
  • Cracked Pepper

Farrow and Ball

Farrow and Ball’s predictions for 2022 include a 5 color palette, with a focus on feeling human and having an eclectic feel.

I absolutely love the blue and green and white. The yellow and red are an extra eclectic pop, that’s for sure.

The colors are:

  • Babouche (mustard)
  • School house white (warm white)
  • Breakfast Room Green (dusty emerald)
  • Stone Blue (bright, medium blue)
  • Incarnadine (cherry red)

PPG Paints

PPG’s trend for 2022 is Horizon – hope, reflection, and a new start. See a trend?!

PPG Paint color of the year olive sprig

Their color of the year is Olive Sprig, which is a very light and airy olive green color. I love it!

They also released 3 color palettes – invaluable (dark and rich), introspective (soft and bright), and inspired (very bight).

The colors are:

  • Oyster shell
  • Gooseberry
  • Onyx
  • Ancient Copper
  • Vining Ivy
  • Intrigue
  • Candlelit Beige
  • Oceania
  • Winter’s Breath
  • Guacamole
  • Castle Stone
  • Ancestral
  • Antiquity
  • Olive Sprig
  • Lotus Petal
  • Imagine
  • Carrot Cake
  • Magic Want
  • Pine Whisper
  • Burnt Red
  • Tea Time
  • Silver Service
  • Wistful Walk
  • Peace
  • Edamame
  • Yellow Cornflower
  • Paris Pink
  • Isle Royale
  • River Rouge
  • Atrium White
  • Coral Silk
  • Cenote
  • Mirabella
  • Chilled Mint
  • Aloha
  • Calypso Berry
  • Lettuce Alone
  • Light Sage

Sherwin Williams

Sherwin Williams color trends 2022

Sherwin Williams released a 40 color color palette for 2022, focusing on creativity, intention and exploration and the fact that things are always changing.

Their theme is starting anew, which is fitting for the mess that the past 2 years have been.

This is broken up into 4 color palettes being Dreamland (pastels), Method (earth tones), Opus (jewel tones), and Epherma (bright, nut not quite neon, colors)

The colors include:

  • Accessible Beige
  • Evergreen Fog
  • Urbane Bronze
  • Uber Umber
  • Woven Wicker
  • Shoji White
  • Chartreuse
  • Bakelite Gold
  • Beige
  • Cocoa Whip
  • Garret Gray
  • Iron Ore
  • Aleutian
  • Coral Clay
  • Naval
  • Samovar Silver
  • Red Bay
  • Blackberry
  • Rose Tan
  • Natural Linen
  • High Reflective White
  • Rosemary
  • Felted Wool
  • Cucuzza Verde
  • Lite Lavender
  • Rose
  • Dynamo
  • Alabaster
  • Pink Shadow
  • Sierra Redwood
  • Peace Yellow
  • Inky Blue
  • Cascades
  • Moody Blue
  • Basque Green
  • Rejuvenate

Dunn Edwards

dunn edwards color trends 2022

Dunn Edwards’ color trends for 2022 is focused on soft colors, warm wood tones, and an overall calm, soothing feel.

Their 2022 colors are:

  • Almond Milk (warm white)
  • Reclaimed Wood (dark greige)
  • Bay Salt (light greige)
  • CLiff’s View (tan)
  • Ocean City (bright denim blue)
  • Casting Shadow (dusty green)
  • Prim Blue (sky blue)
  • Rose de Mai (coral)
  • Tuscan Mosaic (warm brown)
  • Frontier Land (pinkish tan)
  • Big Sure Blue Jade (teal)
  • Singing the Blues (dark purpley blue)

Benjamin Moore

october mist color of the year 2022

Benjamin Moore released their 2022 color of the year – October Mist! It is a very light olive green color.

Benjamin Moore say that it’s the color of the stem of a flower! It creates a blank canvas for other colors to “blossom”!

Here are all of my favorite green paint colors!

See all of the year’s hardwood flooring trends here!

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