What are the top interior wall paint colour trends for 2022?
With this year’s colours, comfort is key. We want our living spaces to be calm to help us rejuvenate but also to rediscover our zest for life. Paintsmiths has learnt through the decades in dealing with colour, that colour is as personal as a person’s fingerprints and that goes for regions as well. What works in Ballito is not necessary the colour that works in Centurion. Paintsmiths colour palette forecast is therefore unique per region, but a clear general theme is observed. Calm and Bold.
In a countrywide Paintsmiths research survey at the end of 2021, it was noted that the most popular colours are comfortably fitting into two sections for all regions; calm neutrals and bold accents.
Geneve from Paintsmiths Kramerville says: ”’Almost There’ for a comforting neutral palette, being complimented by ‘Fruit Brown’ – inviting nature into the home and/or office environment. Add a pop of colour with ‘Mystique‘ and ‘Peppercorn‘ for that always present forward-looking local resilience.”
Carl Bruckner, owner of Paintsmiths Kramerville, Sandton says that “intense teal” is definitely the colour to keep an eye on.
Matthew Macloud from Paintsmiths St. Francis and Port Elisabeth as well as Mark Joubert from Paintsmiths Longbeach agrees that Greys still play a very dominating role in terms of palettes for 2022 as well. (Popular greys include: Millstone, Nguni, Hello Grey, Filament, Arniston White and Almost there.)
Matthew added that dirty pastels is also on the rise in popularity.
Sasi Paton from Paintsmiths Durban says that in her region, she can summarise the colour palette notion in three words: “Ocean, Bush and Sand”.
Neutrals 2022: Almost There, Bleach washed table, Arniston White ,Millstone
Accent Colours 2022: Hoop Iron, Scaffold plank, Mystique, Peppercorn