Top Interior Design Trends of 2022

Home Libraries

LAUREN PRESSEY

"I've noticed that people have been investing in home libraries for their families. They are starting to grasp that not everything has to be on a laptop, smartphone or tablet." — Linda Hayslett, LH.Designs


Texture

LANCE GERBER

"Textures are going to be utilized far outside of furniture and rugs this year. Tongue and groove boards on the ceiling add to architectural interest while injecting an earthy texture. Curtains can be used to filter light beautifully and add a softness to the room. Even lighting can provide texture to rooms, depending on the material used." — Joshua Smith, Joshua Smith Inc.


Natural Elements

CHAD MELLON

"An emphasis on natural elements and color palettes will continue to grow in 2022. Warm beiges, browns, blues and greens will provide comfort in homes with a calming presence and a look that is easy on the eyes. Furniture with blonde wood will help keep spaces looking light and airy." — Lindye Galloway, Lindye Galloway Studio + Shop


Biophilic Design

SETH CAPLAN

"After over a year of being shut inside, there has been — and will continue to be — a focus on regaining our connection to the natural world through the use of biophilic design principles, meaning there will be an emphasis on creating calming environments with natural lighting and ventilation, incorporating plants and creating a visual connection with nature." — Amanda Thompson, Aline Studio


Bold Patterns and Colors

MIKE VAN TASSELL

"I expect to see a lot of bold color and pattern reminiscent of the 60’s and 70’s, and green in all shades as we continue to bring the outdoors in. I am especially fond of the more muted shades of green such as Sherwin-Williams’ Evergreen Fog, as seen in my own bedroom." — Beth Diana Smith, Beth Diana Smith Interior Design


A Return to Tradition

MICHAEL J. LEE

"Expect English roll arm sofas, wingbacks, simple dining tables based on antique styles and pieces with detail and some history. For materials, we're going to see a lot more natural materials become popular again. Marble, real wood, linens, mohair — things that feel more organic and nice to the touch." — Erin Gates


Curved Furnishings

COURTESY OF MICHELLE HARRISON-MCALLISTER

"Furnishings of white oak with curves bring a fresh and soft wavy feeling. From curved corners within walls and cabinets to curved backs of sofas, dining chairs and arched cabinets, the angular line of furnishing is softening." — Michelle Harrison-McAllister


Pantone's 2022 Color of the Year: Very Peri

COURTESY OF PANTONE COLOR INSTITUTE

Pantone recently named "VeryPeri" as its 2022 Color 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." Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute