With spring well and truly on the way, it’s about time our homes got a little refresher ready for the new season. The last winter was a difficult one to weather – despite relatively mild conditions, it was still a tough late 2021 for households, in terms of both physical and mental wellbeing. As such, this spring – and indeed 2022 as a whole – is a time of hope, and the colours on-trend for the warmer months of 2022 reflect that in a big way. But what are they, and how should they be used?
Before you set out redecorating your home, it’s important to get the basic preparations right. Decorator’s caulk allows you to fill gaps and seal coving before you start painting edges while masking tape will swiftly become your best friend in ensuring clean edges, without having to learn the dark art of ‘cutting in’. With that out of the way, what does 2022 have to offer by way of painting trends and home decoration aesthetics?
Rich Blues and Chalky Greens for Kitchens
While pastoral colours are very much in vogue this season, they are in direct competition with bold and striking colours that seek to dominate more active spaces in the home. Rich, dark, royal blues are an immensely popular choice for adding depth to corners and backsplashes, while deep chalky greens provide statement feature walls that are a feast for the eyes, and a mood-setter for evening meals with friends or family. Darker colours complement the kitchen whether entertaining or cooking alone, by creating a powerful mood and allowing your kitchen lighting to really shine – if you’ll excuse the pun.
Natural Greens and Blush Pinks for Living Spaces
Green is something of a theme in 2022, with living spaces also benefiting from a touch of nature. Sun-dappled greens are used sparingly as part of patterned feature walls, while fern greens envelop you in a calming verdant landscape, instilling a sense of quiet. These greens are juxtaposed by blush pinks and rouged beiges, which inject a simple liveliness into proceedings and serve to offset the real greenery in your room – whether houseplants or raw-material hangings and canvases.
Warm Terracotta for Cosy Sleeping Spaces
Lastly, those blush colours have also made their way up the stairs towards the bedroom in 2022, with matte terracotta invoking Mediterranean patios and balconies. When coupled with warm off-whites and natural untreated wood colours, these colours make for a spa-like feel, inspiring calm and restfulness as well as bringing a sense of airiness to proceedings.