Paint is a tool that can dramatically change the look of a room and provide the mood you seek. Each year, paint manufacturers showcase a variety of trendy paint colors to be used in the home to either refresh, modernize, or simply create a new look.
If you’re looking to paint this year in one or more of your rooms, you can expect the 2022 trending paint colors to evoke feelings of relaxation, peacefulness, and feeling like you are living in a natural environment. This is a little pivot from last year’s bold paint statements. If serenity is the sort of mood you’re seeking, you’ll love this year’s top colors.
Trending Paint Colors: Neutrals
Warmer neutrals are definitely continuing to trend this year. Making a big comeback in 2020, neutrals with more of an “Earthy” feel replaced the cool gray and white neutrals, and it’s expected these warmer hues will remain the most popular. In 2022, warmer colors, such as off-whites, beiges, and light browns will be top choices when looking for a neutral look as a primary color, or even as a secondary accent color if you still want to go bold on your walls.
Unlike previous years when gray was all the rage, grays aren’t the top trending color this year. That being said, many of the leading hues in 2022 do possess gray undertones. What paint developers have done is take this year’s popular colors, such as greens and blues, and create a blend. The result brings in this year’s natural vibes, but in a more subtle fashion.
Greens on Trend for 2022
In September 2021, Glidden paint had The Harris Poll conducted a survey and the results showed that 62% of people (3 in 5 people surveyed) would be willing to use green paint in their homes. Green hues were anticipated to make big impressions this year and, so far, that projection has been spot on the money. Nearly every major paint company is promoting one or more shades of green.
And why not? Green perfectly exemplifies colors associated with nature and revitalization. Glidden’s Guacamole offers a fresh take on the avocado hues used in the 20th century. Other companies are also offering favored greens in 2022, including Sherwin Williams’ Evergreen Fog, Behr’s Breezeway, Benjamin Moore’s October Mist, and PPG’s Olive Sprig are also being promoted as popular choices.
2022 Trending Paint Colors Include Blues
Blue hues give off vibes of serenity and relaxation, which totally fit in with this year’s color palette themes. Periwinkle blues are making a statement, along with specific colors offered by leading paint manufacturers.
For instance, Graham & Brown’s Breathe is inspired by the theme of “reclaim,” according to the manufacturer, to evoke feelings of tranquility and to “bring the outdoors” in. Sherwin Williams’ Aleutian also offers a laid-back vibe to provide a room’s occupants with feelings of calmness. Other blue tones making their way into homes include PPG’s Winter’s Breath, and Sherwin Williams’ Moody Blue and Frank Blue. Factor in Behr’s blue selections of Ocean Abyss, After Rain, and Dark Cobalt Blue, and you’ve got a variety of different blue shades to choose from.
You can’t have Earthy tones throughout a home and neglect to include brown. In fact, brown is widely viewed as this year’s top neutral color. Top brown paints this year include Dunn-Edward’s Art and Craft, a soft brown that offers sophistication. Other popular hues found in the brown family include Sherwin Williams’ Felted Wool and Benjamin Moore’s Burnt Sienna. If not looking to paint the walls brown, brown accent pieces go a long way towards embracing 20th-century modernism.
Other Trending Paints for 2022
Deep red and golden yellow were popular in 2021 and they’re still popular, along with a few other bold hues. While purple isn’t quite the fad it was in recent years, a few colors remain en vogue. For instance, Pantone’s Very Peri makes the top of many trending colors for many 2022 lists, along with Sherwin Williams’ Urbane Bronze for those seeking to paint one or more rooms in a striking bold color.
Valspar opted not to choose a singular color to promote but instead curated a palette of 12 nature-inspired colors to reflect this year’s Earthy theme. Their palette includes warm neutrals, soothing blues and greens, and dusty pastels. All designed with a peaceful vibe.
Update Your Home to Reflect 2022 Trending Paint Colors
For more than 20 years, the dedicated professionals at Armadillo Painting have committed themselves to helping their residential and business customers maintain their chosen look and feel of their spaces. Whether you’re looking to update all your rooms for a remodel or simply want to do a refresh of certain spaces, we’re happy to help you achieve the look you want.
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