Trend colours 2022
Consumers' love of soothing green and earthy tones is reflected in the search queries of online retailers.
Not only aesthetic reasons play a role in this result. Research shows that natural colour schemes and organic shapes found in nature reduce stress,
lower blood pressure and heart rate, increase productivity and creativity, and make us happier.
Whether for our walls or our furniture, the preference for neutral and natural colour tones continues to advance.
Neutral and natural shades
Neutral and natural colour palettes never go out of fashion. This year, too, home designs are sticking to this classic.
Grey, beige, white and brown in warm and rich undertones are favoured as wall colours.
After more than a year of living and working at home, we are inclined to create a peaceful environment,
which is especially successful with natural colour tones. The need for warmth and comfort in our home is manifested
through organic tones such as chocolate brown, cappuccino and ochre. Adding exclusive textiles and organic materials,
such as wood, helps to preserve and emphasise the perceived warmth of the room.
When it comes to striking home details, we can expect black to take on a special role.
Many designers use black accents in interior design for visual highlights, through black window frames,
trims, doors, taps or door frames, for example. Black is a great way to add edge and depth to more minimalist spaces.
Some designers recommend using light, neutral colours for the main elements of the room or for the walls and black highlights,
such as lamps or black décor to accentuate the room. Even replacing existing furniture,
such as side tables or TV cabinets,
with black handles adds contrast and sharpness to a room. Black is always timeless, modern and goes with all colours,
which is why you can't go wrong with black.
Emerald green decor and pink accents
The online shop Etsy has seen a sharp increase in searches for emerald green home decor.
Emerald green is a vibrant, darker shade of green that adds a colourful, luxurious touch to a room.
Add emerald green highlights with tiles, cushions, throws, bedding, glasswork or art.
Emerald green décor counters the constant stress of work life and helps restore balance with organic naturalness.
Shades that mimic the wild help harmonise the space.
Alongside green, pink is also high on the list of trend colours for 2022. Complementing deep jewel-toned greens,
pink accents, such as terracotta tones, are popular as a colour duo. Emerald green décor and pink accents complement each other perfectly.
Both colours have a colour-psychologically calming effect and signal safety to the brain.
Create modern colour combinations with green tones
In the world of colour psychology, green is associated with nature and natural elements,
health, wealth, generosity, vitality, happiness and creativity. Green also has a rejuvenating and uplifting effect.
Besides green and pink, the following colour combinations with green tones set modern accents:
- Green and yellow:
Green and yellow together look sunny and lively. This is the ultimate combination
if you want to convey a feeling of vitality. Yellow is naturally warm, inviting and activating.
Combined with green, it makes a creative statement. For a calmer and more relaxed ambience, toned-down greens and yellows are recommended.
- Green and blue:
Green and blue are next to each other on the colour wheel and thus work well together.
Mixing blue and green makes our designs look calm and harmonious. In colour psychology, both colours convey a sense of security and fullness.
- Green and white or black :
Green and white or green and black is classic and crisp.
Either way, the décor looks elegant and timeless. Or you can combine all three colours for an even more effective effect.
If you want to use green in your home décor, the effect depends on which shades of green you use and with which colour palette they are mixed.
Depending on the shade, the rooms can look creative, activating, calm or conservative. Green tones in the bathroom create freshness,
especially when set against neutral colours such as white or black.
In the kitchen and bedroom, deeper shades of blue-green such as emerald tend to suit better as they have a calming effect and invite you to linger longer. For the living room, lighter shades are recommended to create a fresh statement.
Green furniture, rugs and other furnishings convey positivity and creativity.