Vibrant joy expert and author Ingrid Fetell Lee believes we can foster more joy in our lives through color. Bold, bright and vibrant colors. This concept captured my wellness interest and design-loving eye — and there’s no better way to bring it to life than with summer 2022’s best paint trends. given.
Fetell Lee’s findings make sense. When you see a wall covered in Moroccan blue or a sunset yellow cashmere sweater, do you feel your eyes go wide? I swear, I hold my breath every time I experience hot pink. I was starting to apply these mood-boosting findings right away, so I sought out the expertise of top interior designers and polled them for on-trend picks. direction, their favorite. Because our homes have such an influence on our lives. (Then I’ll trade my black summer tanks for coral colored ones.) Happy homes and summer days await.
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The top summer paint trends of 2022 are now in store
Bright forecast: Butter yellow. Blue sky. Color aubergine mood. And to keep it all grounded, there’s a color that continues into a crisp, classic white. This is what interior designers predict.
Paint Trend #1: Butter Yellow
“I love how this color can create a neutral background,” said Avery Cox, founder and principal of Avery Cox Design. She believes that avocado yellow pairs well with more saturated colors like magenta, cobalt, and green (especially when these bright colors are used in textiles and accessories). This color brings warmth, exudes happiness and is an easy alternative to white.
Cox’s Butter Yellow Paint Selection:
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Summer paint trend #2: Nature-inspired blues and greens
We’re still feeling the effects of the lockdown — and we probably will for a while. Because of this, Antoinette Arrington, founder of Haume, believes that we continue to aspire to bring the outdoors into our homes “through colors that mimic bright moments in nature”. This includes beautiful blues that “reminiscent of a bright summer sky,” says Arrington, and natural, muted patches of blue “inspired by the ocean.”
Arrington’s nature-inspired paint options:
*Respectful blue: Aleutian by Sherwin Williams, designer Amy Youngblood’s favorite. “It’s a bright blue that’s perfect for summer but still muted enough to not be overwhelming,” says Youngblood.
Summer paint trend #3: Purple
Why isn’t purple getting the design attention it deserves? Anastasia Casey, founder of IDCO Studio and Design Camp, believes this hue, reminiscent of violets and grapes, is taking its place in the summer design spotlight. Once a forged design, purple has had a significant makeover thanks to intrepid designers who weren’t afraid to take risks, says Casey. “We’ve seen muted purple used everywhere, from the kitchen to the bathroom and even the main living space.”
Casey’s muted purple paint choices:
Summer paint trend #4: Bronze gold
Think of the colors that appear when the late July sun sets over the grasslands. It’s the gorgeous bronze that Jennifer Walter, owner and lead designer of Folding Chair Design Co., predicts will be huge this season. Recently, she used it in a mud bath with a “British pass”. The perfect bronze, which Walter describes as a “cousin of the deep sunflower,” is ideal because it’s not too overwhelming. “It covers the room and captures all the sunlight in the right places.”
Walter’s copper-y yellow paint selection:
Summer paint trend #5: Bright white
Sometimes you need the absence of color to appreciate color. Case in point: A bright, fresh white is always in style. Karen Wolf, creative principal of Karen B Wolf Interiors, believes this, because her clients always ask for it. “We use our perennial favorite, Chantilly Lace, because it’s bright, crisp, and warm white with no pigment.”
Wolf’s white paint options: