At the Maison & Objet 2022 international trade fair for household goods and home decor, designers presented trendy wall colors and current color schemes. This year’s edition was held in March for the first time. Due to COVID 19 restrictions, it had been moved from its usual January date. Here are some of the key trends and latest tendencies that will shape future interior design.
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Stylish and trendy wall colors for interior decoration
According to interior design experts at the show, four color palettes will be quite popular both this year and in 2023. Moving away from uniform and monochromatic decor, combinations of contrasting hues bring fun to interiors.
Trendy colors inspired by pop culture
The first palette that caught the eye at Maison & Objet was undoubtedly inspired by pop culture. This is about a wave of nostalgia that takes people back to the 70s and 80s. This has encompassed decor, furniture and a variety of finishes. For example, the yellow color palette is easily recognizable and dares bright and tart colors. Thus, yellow, which has been somewhat forgotten in recent years, is clearly returning with sunny, almost fluorescent tones. Pop style is also famous for playing contrasts and daring combinations of vivid colors. Therefore, yellow, however radiant, is easily combined with shades as present and pronounced as Klein or Electric blue.
Blood Red or Blue Red strides just as boldly into this color palette, becoming one of the protagonists of contrasts in interior design. After making a tentative appearance at the September 2021 edition of Maison & Objet, it is now clearly present in this year’s color combinations for walls.
Color decorations, furniture and trendy wall colors inspired by mauve also characterize this year’s style in interior design. Pantone chose Very Peri , a periwinkle with purple undertones, as the color of the year in 2022. However, mauve trends are also increasingly present in the current collections. Never used alone, such color palettes also mix well with other vibrant hues such as orange or yellow to create a pop decor worthy of the name.
Nostalgia for the 70s has already emerged in this pop color palette, but it becomes even more evident in compositions that mix khaki and burnt orange. The latter creates a lingering retro ambiance that is associated with vintage furniture and iconic design pieces. The way these hues are combined in geometric color blocks with simple contours is also noteworthy.
Pastel shades as trendy wall colors for interiors
Experts in trend monitoring, referring to the fair, informed that from the spring season there will be an increase in pastel colors. This trend starts from mauve colors and extends to the purple spectrum. In addition, the forays through the design fair this year confirm the strong presence of pastel shades. Purple is also everywhere among the new products on the stands this year, like a springtime iteration of the aforementioned mauve. It’s also still used in contrasting color palettes alongside pink and pastel yellow, though this time the combinations look much softer.
Pink tones and violet also perfectly match with all shades of green, such as celadon green, lime green and sage green. Accordingly, these are some trendy wall colors that belong to this color spectrum. The French favorite par excellence, blue, obviously also works to calm the pastel color palette even more. However, at the Maison & Objet 2022 design fair, this color was mainly seen in icy hues like sky blue.
Choosing natural shades for interior design
Not surprisingly, most people are still drawn to nature. What’s more, botanical and earthy hues remain among the most sought-after color palettes in interior design, as manufacturers clearly know.
Ochre and terracotta, for example, are popular and trendy wall colors that feature combinations of earth tones. Accordingly, various shades of ocher or terracotta have been among the favorites for interiors for many years.
Khaki shades are also on trend. As natural as this palette may be, it also plays with the contrasts that are so in this year. For example, earth tones go perfectly with botanical greens like moss, sage, fir and lichen.
As if to soften the connection of contrasts, sand, brown and beige tones fit perfectly between two bold colors. They are the last aspect of the natural color palette. Moreover, this is an allusion to the natural materials that have inspired so much from home decor and interior decoration at the moment. Such color combinations also have a calming effect in the dynamic and restless times.
Neutral color palette in the interior
A sophisticated and soothing decor in dark colors or made of neutral materials is currently ubiquitous in the design world. It is therefore not surprising that the latest color palette to be discovered at the fair consists of neutral and pleasant shades, suitable for a timeless ambience.
Thus, white was more present this year than in recent editions of Maison & Objet. Combined with other neutral tones or in blocks next to bright colors, designers have often used the white color in the new collections.
The natural colors such as eggshell colors have stood out as another spectrum around ecru, in addition to white. These shades can add some depth to classy decors. Such a neutral color palette also works well as a base for natural materials and fibers.