Interior Design Trends for 2022
Color of the Year
Pantone Color of the Year 2022, Veri Peri
Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2022, October Mist
Sherwin Williams Color of the Year 2002, Evergreen Fog
Nature and a connection to nature is in. Bring more plants into your interior spaces and use natural materials.
Natural elements, like those thought of traditionally as outdoor furniture material, are coming to inside furniture pieces. Think rattan, bamboo, wicker.
Make it green! Neutral and green tones are in. Green is a soothing and calming color. And it continues our biophilic design and connection with nature.
Round and curved shaped furniture is in. It is all about the clean curved lines.
Don’t love the curved formal look, then make it vintage. Not only is this environmentally friendly, that furniture is well made.
Light fixtures as art are in! This includes metal fixtures, white and brass lighting, with a clean and modern look.
Front Yards and Screened in Porches
Don’t call it a come back. Thanks to covid, outdoor entertaining is back in. People are gathering in front yards and throwing block parties to more safely socially gather.
Another great addition is an outdoor room, three season room, etc. Whether this is a screened in porch, a covered patio, think outdoor living but make it classy.
As you can see in any new construction, amazing mudrooms have been in for a while. But now they are even more important in our covid world. We are looking for a place to take off our shoes and coats and wash and our hands before entering our homes. Having additional laundry units and perhaps a shower in your mudroom. This is also a great place for packages, returns, mail, and everything that is coming and going from busy households.
Flooring is one of the most important features in your home. It is a major selling feature and the ROI on doing a flooring project is typically north of 100%! Right now we are seeing a movement toward light hardwood flooring. In order to match our trends of biophilic design and neutral green tones, the flooring has to be in tune with nature.
Nooks and Niches
For everyone who has been waiting for open concept to be out… we are finally here! With everyone at home all the time, open concept has gone to the wayside. People want to be able to work and get private time. Nooks and niches are in – window seats and small reading nooks are in.
Keeping with our theme of nooks, functional interior doors are in. These are pocket doors and harmon-hinged doors, etc. We are looking for doors that can be open when we want to socialize and close when we need some privacy.
Actual dining rooms are back! People want to find a place to sit down and eat together and talk with one another. It is amazing! Welcome back dining rooms. We missed you.
Elegant evening rooms are back. With more people staying at home and avoiding large crowds, night rooms are in. Think of a beautiful place with dark colors for an evening cocktail.
Every year I say this and every year I continue to see all white kitchens. All white kitchens “continue to be out” and people are starting to play with different countertops and streamlined backsplashes.
Camila Hori, “5 Interior Design Trends Our Specialists are Betting On,” Jan 27 2022, for Sotheby’s International Realty. https://www.sothebys.com/en/articles/5-interior-design-trends-our-specialists-are-betting-on
Justin Levitch, Real Estate Design Trends 2022, Internal presentation, RLAH Real Estate. Sourced from Apartment Therapy, Architectural Digest, Forbes, National Association of Realtors, Southern Living, Tracy Morris Design, Veranda, Wall Street Journal.