March 04, 2022 4 min read

The Furniture Fair Colors Of The Year Guide For 2022

2022 is a year for change, and with that change comes new design trends, and popular colors, whether in fashion, interior design, or other creative and commercial applications. This year, many companies have released their picks for the color of the year.

If you plan on redecorating your home anytime soon, you might find inspiration with a few of these colors. Whether you are doing a cottagecore home with natural vibes, or a modern loft-style apartment design, these colors will bring some inspiration to your mood boards and Pinterest posts.

Furniture Fair has been helping people redecorate for decades, and we want to make sure you have the most up-to-date resources for your designing, paint colors, and room planning. Read on to learn our picks for the best color choices for the year.

The Furniture Fair Colors Of The Year Guide For 2022
The Furniture Fair Colors Of The Year Guide For 2022

Photo Credit: Pantone

Pantone 2022 Color Of The Year - Very Peri

Pantone is synonymous with color swatches and the color printing industry. More than 10 million designers and producers worldwide rely on Pantone products and services to help define, communicate and control color from inspiration to realization.

Due to the prominence of the company, Pantone has a significant influence on color trends in design, print, interior design, and fashion. The Pantone Color Institute is the business unit within Pantone that highlights the top seasonal runway colors, selects the Pantone Color of the Year, forecasts global color trends, and advises companies on color for product and brand visual identity.

Through seasonal trend forecasts, color psychology, and color consulting, the Pantone Color Institute partners with global brands to effectively leverage the power, psychology, and emotion of color in their design strategy.

Pantone’s color of the year for 2022 is Very Peri, a soft purple hue that demonstrates carefree confidence and a daring curiosity that animates the creative spirit in us all. The beautiful lavender color feels both natural and mand-made, and pairs well with muted pastel greens and blues.

The Furniture Fair Colors Of The Year Guide For 2022

Sherwin Williams 2022 Color Of The Year - Evergreen Fog

Sherwin Williams is a well-known brand for painting and interior design color palettes. The brand that has helped create beautiful backdrops for furniture, has once again released its pick for the year's color.

According to their website, “ Evergreen Fog is a versatile and calming hue, a chameleon color of gorgeous green-meets-gray, with just a bit of blue. It's a simple but sophisticated wash of beautiful, organic color for spaces that crave a subtle yet stunning statement shade.”

Evergreen fog pairs well with other natural color schemes such as wicker, beige, white, and soft golds. The color works great for vintage, cottage, or farmhouse styles. The color is perfect for the walls of your home or a whimsical kitchen cabinet color.

The Furniture Fair Colors Of The Year Guide For 2022

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Dunn-Edwards 2022 Color Of The Year - Art And Craft

Anyone familiar with home and industrial design will be familiar with Dunn-Edwards. The brand that has sold complete lines of paints and painting supplies since 1938 is highly influential in the world of interior design and color choices.

Art and Craft is a subtle staple color that pulls inspiration from old-school artisans, academia, and the popular cottagecore aesthetic that has taken the internet world by storm. The soft yet academic tone of brown is subtle but comforting to the eye.

Dunn-Edwards’ color expert and stylist Sara McLean says, “Art and Craft is truly a down-to-earth color that signifies stability, comfort, and calm, a color that expresses what we all seek right now.”

Art And Craft is the perfect color to provide a foundation for your room, as the main color on your walls, your sectional, or an eclectic accent table. In addition, this color of the year will blend seamlessly with multiple design styles from bohemian to modern.

The Furniture Fair Colors Of The Year Guide For 2022

Photo Credit: Behr

Behr 2022 Color Of The Year - Breezeway

Are you looking to refresh your home’s coastal theme for 2022? The Behr paint company’s color of the year for 2022 might be the perfect inspiration for you. Inspired by sea glass, and reminiscent of a bright, happy vacation on the coast, Breezeway is Behr’s choice for color of the year.

While ideally at home in a lush, nature-inspired interior, Breezeway can bring both energy and tranquility to a space. Behr's vice president of color and creative services, Erika Woelfel, calls Breezeway, "a color that welcomes a hopeful sense of renewal, restoration, and healing."

Breezeway pairs well with coastal retreat styles or modern home furnishing silhouettes with natural wood tones. Breezeway is also an excellent option for anyone looking to create a vintage-inspired room with a brighter, more fun twist.

Photo Credit: Behr

The Furniture Fair Colors Of The Year Guide For 2022

Photo Credit: Minwax

Minwax 2022 Color Of The Year - Gentle Olive

For those looking to buy from custom, solid wood furniture brands, a great company to pull stain and finish inspiration from is Minwax. With a history that dates back to 1904 and a brand name familiar to woodworkers and interior designers alike, Minwax is a brand with a big reputation in the wood stain and treatment process.

This year, Minwax has chosen “Gentle Olive” as their color of the year. Their Color Of The Year Page says that the stain color is “Rooted in nature with hints of sage green and subtle gray” and “Gentle Olive brings an optimistic, meditative mood to any room.”

If you are looking to design a custom table or perhaps a hutch, counter space, or cabinets, a foray into the calming green hues of Gentle Olive may be just the thing to bring warmth and light back into your dining room, kitchen, or home office.

Ready To Get Some Inspiration With 2022 Colors?

Now that you know what many industries are looking for color choices this year, you will be set to make the most stylish choices as you plan your home redecoration. Remember that natural, more muted pastels are making a big statement and that the colors are trending toward bright, calming colors that look toward transition and the future.

If you are looking to redecorate your home interior this year, Furniture Fair can help. Whether you need living room, dining room, bedroom, or office furniture, Furniture Fair has options. With locations throughout Cincinnati, Dayton, Northern Kentucky, and Louisville, Furniture Fair offers both furniture and complete interior design services.

Schedule an appointment online for a design consultation. One of our professional interior designers will help you create the home of your dreams with furniture that will fit your style perfectly.

The Furniture Fair Colors Of The Year Guide For 2022