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COLOUR TRENDS IN 2022

BY Pallavi Pinakin

Along with reflecting our tastes, styles and personalities, the right hues make all the difference in defining a room. Used correctly, it can add depth or airiness, open up an area or completely transform the mood of your space. 

So let’s take a look at some of today’s trending colours that are set to dominate the palette this year.

VERY PERI BLUE The Pantone Colour of the Year for 2022, which has been described as ‘a dynamic periwinkle blue hue with a vivifying violet red undertone,’ has been making waves in the world of interior design. This shade is especially popular for focal walls near the entrance and guestrooms. 

If you’re a fan of blue but prefer something more subtle, you could opt for a luminous mid tone blue with both warm and cool undertones. This shade is a favourite for ceilings as it’s evocative of a clear blue sky. It effectively erases the barrier between the indoors and outdoors, and will add a sense of expansiveness to your home.

OCTOBER MIST Driven by the widespread desire for a return to nature in the post-pandemic world, green continues to trend and is fast becoming as prevalent as off-white or beige. A pale, frothy shade called October Mist is in high demand this season. 

Its soothing grey overtones make it super adaptable and easy on the eyes, and a solid choice for living rooms and bedrooms. It also provides the perfect backdrop for plants, flora inspired artwork, and earthy decor items such as cane baskets and copper bowls.

PALE SUNSHINE Fans of warmer shades need not despair. In line with the current craving to create spaces that mirror the great outdoors, this buttery yellow hue that’s suggestive of sunshine and warmth is increasingly sought after for kitchens, studies and offices. 

This shade instantly adds a touch of joy and cheer to any area, and is the perfect antidote to limited natural light and gloomy rooms. Yellow is best complemented by simple decor in neutral shades, making it a fantastic canvas for modern art.

EARTHY NEUTRALS Despite vibrant hues taking centre stage, many people still prefer a calm and serene colour palette for their homes. If your style gravitates towards neutrals, why not turn to warm and earthy tones such as clay, stone and terracotta? 

Textured walls and colour washes are all the rage again, and a great way to add tactile layers to neutral interiors.

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