One of the wonderful things about attending the 2022 International Builders Show is learning all about the new products and upcoming interior design trends for new homes and remodeling.
As a veteran of touring the show one of my stops is always with the paint companies like Sherwin Williams, Hallman Lindsey, PPG, Behr, and others to find out what their professional designers see as the upcoming trend colors. While this year not all of those companies were represented at the show, we have a good idea of what’s in store for the next year or two.
From the information we have gathered, it appears that there will be a gradual shift away from the cool white and grey color scheme that has dominated the construction industry for the last 3 years.
While we are trending away from the cool greys, it is not shifting drastically. Rather, we are seeing more of an earthy grey as the preferred color which allows for more bold accent colors to be used in the home.
The 2022 Color of the Year by Sherwin Williams is Evergreen Fog SW9130. This soft earthy green color pairs well with both natural wood tones and white/off white tones so no need to worry that your entire home will not match anymore if you use this color.
Sherwin Williams was not the only manufacturer to highlight soft green, in fact all major paint companies are highlighting this version or tone of green as their trending color for the year.
Here are some other colors and uses to keep an eye out for:
If you are looking for bold moody colors, Iron Ore and Urbane Bronze are dark neutral colors and Naval will give you that deep moody blue color.
For nice base wall colors Alabaster, Natural linen, and Agreeable grey are recommended to blend with these new tones.
If you are seeking a small pop of colors consider Inky Blue, Cucuzza Verde, Blackberry or Sierra Redwood to add that needed pop to your home.
As you can see we are transitioning slowly from cool gray to warmer gray and bringing more earthy colors back into the inside of the home.
Once interesting thing to note is that this is not true for the exterior of the home where cooler greys, whites, deep blues, and blacks are becoming more and more prevalent.
If you would like to hear more about the color trends make sure to listen to our Home Building Hero podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/2022-color-trends-and-forecast/id1446514060?i=1000554086002