Color trend predications for this next year are coming out later than normal and it’s no surprise, really. With the population shifting away from pandemic paradigms and toward internet-fueled “microbursts” that can last just a few months, the process of pinning down 2022 color trends has become a particularly tricky task.
Sherwin-Williams has revealed its 2022 Colormix Forecast: MODE. Composed of 40 hues, including warm neutrals, bold metallics, organic greens, and nostalgic reds, across four palettes – Method, Opus, Dreamland, and Ephemera
“Embracing the idea of MODE in design inspires a new way of being as we explore beyond what has been the familiar.” –Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams
ColorMix Forecast 2022
Influences: art deco, intention, modern organic, postmodernism
The earthiness and rich warmth of the Method Palette —with its sepia softness—balances the lush refinement of art deco silhouettes on the radical raw edge of 1980s postmodernism.
The Opus Palette combines dusky deep tones and unexpected accents to embody a new kind of industrial maximalism style. This is the post pandemic need for sanctuary morphed with glam colors and theatrical drama.
Influences: biomimicry, renewal, eco-style, wellness
Pearlescent tones, new-growth greens, and lavish pinks of the Dreamland Palette inspire a wonderous world where fresh ideas flourish. Soft forms mix with biomimicry solutions for living well.
Influences: security, creative expression, classic revisited, sensory exploration
The Ephemera Palette looks to the past to inform our future, evoking a warm nostalgia and unwavering optimism. Design elements honor the timelessness of functional midcentury modern design, blending old and new for a unifying retrofuturism.
Do you think Sherwin-Williams is correct in their assessment that 2022 will be all about neutrals, bold metallics, organic greens, and nostalgic reds?