If you’re like me, the desire to constantly change the look of your home never goes away, regardless of whether you rent or own it. I’m constantly moving furniture, looking for cute new accessories, and looking at paint swatches. My current obsession? Trying to figure out what color to paint my room. After months of going back and forth between the options, I called in four interior designers to give us all the information on what paint color trends are important right now.
It’s time to get the ultimate list of what’s in, what’s out, and what’s next, straight from the experts. You might be surprised to find that some of your favorite shades are no longer in trend. Painting a room is one of the most economical and deeply satisfying ways to completely change the aesthetics and ambience of a room. And whether you want your bedroom to feel like a Zen sanctuary, a moody romantic space, or a bright and cheerful room, these new paint color trends have you covered.
I spoke to interior designers Javaneh pirooz, Beth Dotolo and Carolina V. Gentry of Pulp Design Studies, Y Jamie nusser of J Designs on the most emerging paint color trends. Everyone agreed that warm tones, comfort, and bold hues are going through a serious time.
Read on for our expert opinions on current paint color trends!
In Pirooz’s opinion, people are eager to travel, which is why he sees plenty of whitewashed finishes and muted-toned walls. Your customers are also moving away from the bright white walls and turning to warm terracotta hues, sage green, and muted marigolds. You’ve also noticed a recent pastel acquisition with many of your newer projects. Her favorites combine pistachio and pink blush, and they will definitely have a moment until 2022!
Before the pandemic, people were still very interested in light tones and whites, Nusser notes that we are seeing a lot of people switch to using more color and making bold statements in their space. After spending so much time in her spaces over the last year, she believes that people are looking to live up to it and add some sparkle, humor, and fun to their homes.
Gentry notes that “we’ve been locked up and scared for a while, and now people want to feel joy. That is part of the reason why the maximalist trend has been gaining ground. “
Earth tones, jewel tones, and rich, creamy textures will reign supreme well into 2022. As Dotolo mentioned, “people want exuberant design in their homes, looks that make them happy and are more festive. “
Say goodbye to stark whites and grays!
Our four design experts mentioned that shades of gray paint are no longer in fashion, that’s pretty definite if you ask me! Gentry explains that “we are ditching cool grays and replacing them with creamier neutrals.” Think of paints with yellow and pink undertones instead of blue and green tones.
Doloto has noticed that warm, creamy whites are prioritized over raw whites and he believes this is an answer to how people feel today and what they want in their homes. Yes, we will always need some white walls to tie a house together, but dazzling white walls will no longer be the ideal choice for an entire house. It’s about adding a touch of softness, even to the brightest whites.
Colors tend to be warmer, even when it comes to neutral tones. Doloto stated that for most, it is about comfort and warmth that make the home feel like a respite from the world.
Read on for our experts’ favorite paint shades:
Get those imperfect lime wash walls mentioned by Pirooz with this romantic shade of green. Add some texture and romance to the bedroom.
You will see this beautiful terracotta shade everywhere, it is a rich, earthy shade that is incredibly ingrained but doesn’t feel muddy.
Ready to dip your toe in color but get overwhelmed by the bright hues? So Nusser thinks you will love paintings like Vert De Terre.
You’ve probably noticed some beautiful marigolds and yellows popping up on the scene, and Pirooz thinks they’re here to stay.
Looking for the perfect shade of green? Try this lovely pistachio.
Pair your pistachio with this lovely, sweet, timeless shade of pastel pink for a lovely color combination that’s not too aggressive.
Dotolo is a fan of the deep reds and opulent metallics that will be trending in 2022.
Want to dabble in earth tones but are afraid of going too brown or dark? This pale taupe is the perfect way to dip your toes in the water.
Nusser has been more into off-white like Dimly Lit for the basic shades.
What’s your new favorite paint color trend? Keep us posted in the comments.