It's THAT Time of Year: Color Trends 2022
I love this time of year for so many reasons – stay posted as I share the colors as they are unveiled!
PPG's 2022 Color of the Year & 3 Trend Personas
#1 Invaluable – deep colors for quickly grounding and a sense of natural luxury.
#2 Introspective – muted colors for color & calm, and saturated colors for pizazz. depending on how and where they are used.
Trend: Calm spaces, with a “punch” of color to lead the eye. The softer colors here are great backgrounds in rooms where you’ll spend a little more time: Lotus Petal, Magic Wand, Pine Whisper, Tea Time, even Peace can support the body in spaces where you’ll spend more than 8 hours.
Carrot Cake, Yellow Coneflower, Burnt Red and Wistful Walk, use use as an accent on a piece of furniture or color block or in rooms where you’ll spend less than 2 hours, or go crazy with these more saturated colors in rooms where you’ll on spend a few minutes, like a powder room. (Image: PPGPaints.com)
#3 Inspired – fun, lively and bright colors, just what we NEED to uplift and create our lives afresh.
Trend: We are exhausted with decision fatigue, compassion fatigue, seriousness fatigue. Happiness is the key to success, not the other way around. The happy colors can uplift: use in rooms where you’ll spend less than 2 hours so that too much happiness doesn’t turn to exhaustion. (Image: PPGPaints.com)
PPG Color of the YEAR 2022
Olive Sprig, PPG1125-4 is a mid grey-green that reminds me of the mid-century Post -War Steelcase desks you might see in a Post World War II era film.
(Grab a free swatch of Olive Sprig and see what YOU think. )
The steel desks were sturdy and ubiquitous in offices in the 1950’s and 60’s, and you’ll see them any film showing a battery of desks for the way we worked then. (see below)
I think ALL colors are beautiful AND it depends on where and how you use them because they design behavior.
This could be a great color for an exterior, or for base cabinets, but I don’t love this one for an interior wall color; it is a deeper mid-tone color that I don’t feel is happy enough.
Pale Moss Green PPG 1121-3 is a happier green – but it depends greatly on the lighting you have and the other colors in the room as to which color will work best for your spaces, especially when choosing green – a very challenging color to get just right.
I think we need more happiness!
MAGIC WAND PPG1158-2