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Colour is possibly the most important thing to consider when decorating your home. The colours we choose to surround ourselves with have a direct impact upon our mood, so it’s pivotal to choose carefully when picking your interior colour palette. 

With 2022 fast approaching, we’re all getting ready for a brand new year of trends to keep on top of. Taking into consideration opinions and insights from Pinterest, Dulux and the announcement of Pantone’s Colour of the Year, we’ve rounded up our top 3 colours we predict will take over the interior space in 2022: think cool hues, earthy tones and pastel shades. Read on for 2022 interior trend forecasting straight from the Rug Gurus.

Airy Blues

Penny - Steel Blue - Rug Guru

 

2021 has focused on all things natural and earthy as we’ve enjoyed incorporating natural design into our interiors. 2022 looks no different, as Pinterest predicts we’re not ready to disconnect with nature just yet, with reports of an increase in searches for “staircase gardens, biophilic interiors and floral ceilings”. But, in order to bring the outside in, you don’t need to stick to neutrals. Reminiscent of a breezy, Summer sky or a calm, tranquil lake, airy blues are sure to add a refreshing welcome to your space, which is why this colour is our top pick for 2022. We visualise this colour working well in rustic or nautical interiors that are equipped with a transitional living space, perfect for biophilic living. It’s certainly popular with colour experts, as both Dulux and Graham & Brown have chosen light blues as their 2022 Colour of the Year.

Dulux chose ‘Bright Skies’, a “light, airy and optimistic blue that’s good for the soul” whereas Graham & Brown picked ‘Breathe’, a “soothing mid blue, perfect for creating calm and peaceful spaces”. Both shades represent positivity and a clear, calm mind, perfect for those wanting to create a fresh outlook in their home for the year ahead.

 

Dulux - Bright Skies
Dulux - Bright Skies
Graham & Brown - Breathe
Graham & Brown - Breathe

Sage Greens

Linear - Olive - Rug Guru

Following on from our theme of natural interiors, it’s only right to include some earthy greens in your biophilic design plan. That’s why our second predicted colour for 2022 is sage green, which reached a record high in searches according to this year’s Google Trends’ data. Light shades of muddy green would add extra charm to a farmhouse kitchen or homes privy to cottagecore aesthetics.

This shade is a common pick amongst interior experts, as both Farrow & Ball and Dulux included muted greens in their 2022 colour predictions. Farrow & Ball picked ‘Breakfast Room Green’, a cheerful” green that “remain(s) lively in both bright sunlight or softer candlelight” whereas Dulux chose ‘Celery Green’, a “bright colour” which “evoke(s) memories of carefree days and help(s) us imagine possibilities going forward”. Similar to our blue hue, the muted tones of sage green promote rejuvenation and life, perfect for those wanting to transform their home into a soft and serene place of tranquility.

Farrow and Ball - Breakfast Room Green

Farrow & Ball - Breakfast Room Green

Dulux - Celery Green

Dulux - Celery Green

Cool Purples

Basketweave 3D - Lilac - Rug Guru

 

Introducing our third and final predicted colour for 2022, this playful, cool purple hue. Evoking feelings of luxury, royalty and mystery, this shade would look great in eclectic, modern and even maximalist homes. 

Cool toned purples are set to take 2022 by storm, as this hue has been mentioned by colour legends Pantone and Dulux. Pantone announced their Colour of the Year as ‘Very Peri’, a “red violet infused blue hue” that “encourages courageous creativity and imaginative expression”. Whereas Dulux included ‘Pax’, a “soft and subtle lilac” that “bring(s) joy and optimism back into our homes” in their 2022 colour predictions.

Although we love Pantone’s striking ‘Very Peri’ shade, we’re leaning more towards a pastel variation, like Dulux’s ‘Pax’. Deeper, brighter shades are perfect for seasoned pros wanting to add a trendy pop of colour to their space, but for those new to colourful interiors, we think cool, pastel shades will gain popularity next year for a subtle yet sophisticated interior refresh.

Pantone - Very Peri

Pantone - Very Peri

Dulux - Pax

Dulux - Pax

If you need help choosing the perfect colour rug for your 2022 interior refresh, our Rug Gurus Leanne & Carol are more than happy to help! Get in touch by phone, email or live chat.