What are the ‘on trend’ colours in 2022 that I can colour match to?

Updated: Mar 5

As it is the start of Spring, I know a lot of you are looking at refreshing your homes in the coming months. Whether paint, wallpapers, feature walls or wall murals I know you like to stand out and set a unique style or trend in your home.

With that in mind, Squark Design have chosen some of the best paint companies and their 2022 colours of the year so you can get some inspiration for creating an on-trend decor scheme in your home. By using your favourite colours, we can help you create a feature wall, wallpaper or wall mural that fits your personality.

Colour matching doesn’t just stop at the 2022 colour trends, we can colour match to pretty much any colour so your can make the perfect interior scheme!

‘Very Peri’

By Pantone

Pantone recently named "Very Peri" as its 2022 Colour of the Year. A bold blue with a violet-red undertone, you can expect to see the shade show up in everything from furniture to decor.

Very Peri displays a spritely, joyous attitude and dynamic presence that encourages courageous creativity and imaginative expression.

Looks good with: white, pink, beige green and contrasted with orange or yellow

Feeling: creativity and imagination

Ideal for: accent walls in the living room or bedroom

Try it with: hues and shades of purple in your accessories and soft furnishings

‘Bright Skies’

By Dulux

Dulux colour shade for 2022 is Bright Skies. It's an airy and fresh tone that opens up and breathes new life into any space. Discover how you can use this transformative shade, plus its four complementary colour palettes, to reinvent your home.

Looks good with: beige, warm pinks, soft neutrals,

Feeling: soothing, fresh and airy

Ideal for: bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens, dining rooms, work spaces

Try it with: natural materials, shades of blue for accessories, naturals, large green plants

‘Art and Craft’

By Dunn-Edwards

Dunn-Edwards' pick for 2022 colour of the year is a warm, earthy shade that reflects a broader back-to-nature trend in interior design. Art and Craft DET682 is a soft, sophisticated brown that channels the richness of walnut wood and offers a peaceful, grounding effect.

Looks good with: light, breezy neutrals as a cosy contrast

Feeling: peaceful, sleek, sophisticated

Ideal for: creating inviting living and dining areas

Try it with: Light neutrals

‘October Mist’

By Benjamin Moore

Benjamin Moore's pick for 2022 colour of the year is a soft, silvery green called October Mist 1495. This botanical shade mimics the pale green of a flower stem and serves as the foundation for the brand's larger 2022 colour trends palette. The assortment includes 14 nature-inspired hues that span tinted off-whites, warm earth tones, and refreshed primary colours.

Looks good with: Darker green or blue-black shades

Feeling: warm and at one with nature

Ideal for: Living spaces, bedrooms and office spaces

Try it with: Natural materials and cottons

2022 Colours of the Year

By Valspar

Instead of naming a singular colour of the year, Valspar curated a palette of 12 nature-inspired hues that represent our current craving for comfort and calm. These 2022 colours of the year encompass warm neutrals, dusty pastels, and soothing blues and greens, ranging from light and subtle to dramatically dark. Each shade was selected for its ties to nature and ability to foster a peaceful, optimistic mindset.

Incorporate these trending colours into your home on walls, cabinetry, trim, and more, selecting shades that help foster the mood you want to create.

Looks good with: Each other and tinted off-whites

Feeling: Each shade was selected for its ties to nature and ability to foster a peaceful, optimistic mindset.

Ideal for: home walls and kitchen cabinets

Try it with: Natural materials and white tiles

’Olive Sprig’


PPG selected a soft, organic shade of green called Olive Sprig PPG1125-4 as its 2022 colour of the year. Reminiscent of a soothing aloe vera plant or velvety sage leaves, the grey-green colour was chosen to represent regrowth and nature’s resiliency as we adapt to new ways of living post-pandemic.

Looks good with: Whites and polished brass

Feeling: encourage focus and restfulness

Ideal for: office spaces, bathroom, bedroom and kitchen cabinets

Try it with: Natural materials and textures such as leather upholstery, woven jute rugs, and wood furniture


By Behr

Behr's 2022 colour of the year is a cool, refreshing shade of green called Breezeway MQ3-21. The soft, silvery blue-green is reminiscent of sea glass found along sandy beaches and the crystal-clear water of a tucked-away bay.

Looks good with: soft creams, warm taupe, and natural wood tones.

Feeling: feeling of tranquility, but its crisp brightness can also inspire energy and liveliness.

Ideal for: Entryways and kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms.

Try it with: Natural materials


By Glidden

This zingy shade called Guacamole PPG1121-5 is Glidden's pick for the 2022 colour of the year. This ripe avocado-green delivers crowd-pleasing colour that's both relaxing and refreshing which provides homeowners with a colour that soothes and refreshes a space.

Looks good with: classic white tiles and matte black accents for a timeless mix.

Feeling: Relaxing colour that soothes and refreshes a space

Ideal for: Kitchens, bathrooms, home offices, and bedrooms

Try it with: Light wood and plenty of plants.

Some information for this blog was taken from Jessica Bennetts blog for bhg.com


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