Of all the great interior design ideas I mentioned, the latest paint color ideas always excite me the most. This decorative element captures me with an appeal that no sofa can match. I can’t wait to see the latest colors of the season. The pigments that designers are choosing. Shades of gray, blue and green win everyone’s hearts. Thankfully, the fall 2022 paint color trends available in store promise cozy and gorgeous interiors to come. As we soon leave summer for the (hopefully) cooler days to come, the warm, rich and earthy shades below are calling my name louder than ever.
Paint always provide. There is something very appealing about the potential it carries. “What I love is the instant mood swings when I’m surrounded by these colors,” says YouTube star design Arvin Olano of the fall 2022 paint color trend that has become rich. “Color has the power to transport you to a place or season that you feel very familiar with.”
And also very hopeful. Paint carries an unparalleled combination of decadence, transformation and total accessibility. I asked Olano, as well as fellow interior designers Andi Morse, Jenn Feldman and Stefani Stein to show me what they’re seeing and loving in the world of color this fall. Here are their top paint picks for fall.
Above: Alex Van Der Sluys’ home tour, by Nikole Ramsay
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7 solid fall paint color trends 2022 available in store
#1: Mixed Blue
Jenn Feldman, founder and lead designer of Jenn Feldman Designs, forecasts richer pigmentation for fall. “We’re watching customers choose paints that are richer and more textured,” she says. “It’s a great alternative to wallpaper and creates intimacy in the room, almost like being wrapped in a cashmere blanket.”
In this respect, Feldman says that deep, bold blues are winning hearts today. And Morse, founder of Morse Design, also on the site, says to “go deeper and richer instead of brighter and lighter”.
Best for: Family room, dressing room, reading corner and living room.
#2: Warm Beiges
Olano’s way of describing warm bugs makes me want to bathe in this shade. “It’s a warm warm hug when you paint your walls this color,” says the designer and personality. “And don’t worry, it won’t be the yellow beige walls our parents used to have. It’s a great neutral backdrop for modern furniture and for the other big colors we’ll see this season — like dark browns and warm earthy pinks.”
Best for: Office or living room.
#3: Rich Taupes
Just like the boldness of the salads, the bold potatoes are winning hearts this season, says Feldman. They are as neutral as bold; rich as they are ethereal.
Best for: Bedroom, kitchen or living area.
Think late-summer sunsets, or a cup of Golden Milk, or dried thistles in a Montana field. This is lipstick in all its splendor – and this season is the time to take it home, says Stein. “Sometimes, the Yellows can feel too cheerful… too young. Ocher is a more premium and elegant product,” noted the founder and principal. “The shift towards darker and more earthy repeats is going nowhere and Ocher just strikes the right balance between hues and neutrals. It reads a bit sad, but not as intense as some of the blu, blue, and black music genres that have dominated the past few years. “
Best for: Living room and dining room, or crown molding combined with antique white walls (as suggested by Stein).
#5: White people
Morse said: No this classic color will never – never go out of style! – not trendy or seasonal. And considering all the rich colors in the forecast, white is the best complementary paint color there. Ranging from cool to warm and everything in between, it’s a textured choice that always complements what’s around it.
Best for: Bedroom, living room or office — additionally, as a decorative piece.
#6: Toned oranges
Morse says the key to this paint color is seeing it in the “pops”. While it’s gorgeous enough to color an entire room, consider this eclectic color for an accent wall or fun decor. “We are seeing this color in fall furniture as well as clothing,” adds Morse.
Best for: Kitchen or an accent wall.
#7: Pink color
Pink might just be the design chameleon of all time. It’s timeless and feminine while also being classic and gender neutral. Morse and Olano see pink in every shade for fall 2022 — with warm shades that capture Olano’s heart. Think of this color as the Annie Lennox of pigments: Its luminosity speaks louder than words.
Best for: Bedroom, study or dining area.