Color trends in 2022 are all about washed out and neutral/pastel blends and the kind of saturated earth tones and shades of aqua and green that evoke the feel of cliffside hikes. This year, color trends are leaning heavily into natural colors that would be right at home with your favorite oversized landscape framed and hung on the wall.
If you’re looking to sell your Metro Boston luxury home in 2022, this list will help guide you through everything you need to know about updating the interior or exterior colors for a new generation of home buyers. The Corkin Cantor Group is a Newton, MA-based team with Coldwell Banker and will work with you every step of the way. If you’ve recently purchased (or plan to!) a Newton, Wellesley, Needham, or Brookline condo or single-family homes, this guide is the perfect place to start planning your decoration for this year.
Keep an eye on the 2022 Colors of the Year
Stay simple with warm neutrals
For a twist on this look, consider something like PANTONE 13-0003 TCX, Perfectly Pale. This tone is similar to classic whites and off-whites, but with a much more ‘modern retro’ feel. If your home decor style or staging plan is full of 80's revival and/or Art Deco (à la Miami Beach summers, 1989) then consider this trendy warm neutral. Complete the look in a bathroom with white or turquoise subway tiles, or another trend in 2022, pale blue hues.
Black and white color schemes are edgy, modern, and cool. If your luxury home has angles, interesting spaces, or large dynamic shapes, then a monochrome theme could really add depth, catching the eye of house guests and buyers alike. Black and white also brings out heavy industrial materials like concrete, so if your home is out on the cutting edge of modern architecture, this classic yet controversial design choice could be right for you.
Shake it up with Very Peri
2022 will see the rise of Periwinkle Blue, thanks in part to the popularity of PANTONE 17-3938, Very Peri. Very Peri is the Pantone Color of the Year for 2022; this beautiful light purple/blue really stands out on the list. Perhaps a bit more niche than other color trends on this list, “PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri is a symbol of the global zeitgeist of the moment and the transition we are going through.” In the right space, Very Peri can boost creative cognition and expand horizons. Perhaps that’s why this color is rising in gaming and tech spaces as well.
Consider using industrial lighting like neon to create a unique and futuristic color combination. This might seem like an avant-garde path, but if your goal is to sell your Boston-area luxury home to up-and-coming artists, content creators, and other artistic niche clients, this choice will make your home stand out among a sea of similar and bland options.
Get inspired by the Southwest
The dark red, mustard yellows, sage greens, and tan neutrals that make up this color palette are very accessible due to their popularity right now. It will be a breeze to find high-end, high-count linen sheets to match a color palette like this in the bedroom — and real stone “tile” in the background will really take this theme to the next level. Bring some life into the space with succulents inside and native local foliage incorporated into the landscaping.