Interior Trends for 2022: The Experts Predict What’s Next

We regularly look at trends quite a lot on this here blog, and here we are kicking 2022 off to a good start with some trend and colour predictions from the experts – and naturally, our tile suggestions to complement those trends we’ll be getting involved with over the coming year…

The Natural World

Liminal is one of the trends from the experts at Crown Paints. Clean lines, layered textures and muted, dusky colours are combined to blend the boundaries between the indoors and outdoors. Subtle tones of chalky aqua and soft grey embrace an airy openness. Kathryn Lloyd, Crown Colour Consultant, says: “Homeowners are now wisely considering exactly what they place in a room so that a space becomes carefully curated. The result is a retreat consisting of dry, chalky, comforting textures and single use, easy on the eye colour’.  Used here: Needles & Pins Luxurious Flat Emulsion and Curiosity Luxurious Flat Emulsion.

Where Dreams Meet Reality

The Illusory trend from Crown Paints is a nod to the growing trend for digital reality and immersive technology being adapted throughout all parts of our lives – Illusory is unexpected but refined. The colours include shades of muted dreamlike pinks with touches of neon citrus and deep muted amethyst. Used here: Cross Stitch, Made with Love Luxurious Flat Emulsion and  Pigment No 472 from the Elle Decoration by Crown range.

Immerse Yourself

Reset from Crown Paints provides the chance to wind down. Crown Colour Consultant Justyna Korczynska says: “Immersing ourselves in the big blue with all our senses can have therapeutic properties. Use this calming colour palette of soothing blues and gentle warm neutrals to reset yourself back to balance. Used here: Feeling Free and  Rustic Twine Luxurious Flat Matt Emulsion.

Spring Greens

The Fenwick & Tilbrook team are looking forward to spring makeovers with their kitchen and pantry suggestions for 2022. “Painting cabinets can provide a fresh lease of life and Interior Eggshell finish from Fenwick & Tilbrook is formulated to be durable with a soft sheen, giving the appearance of a matt lacquered finish” says brand director Anna Hill. Cabinetry above is Oystercatcher classic jet black, and the walls are Cuttings green and Barn Owl – the perfect non-white white.

Get the Look: Our Fulham Green have a burnt edge detail which adds a defining touch.

Nostalgic + Luxe

Citrine is one of the new collections from Habitat for Spring 2022. It combines nostalgic design reminiscent of 1970s fashion houses, with modern shapes and materials for the home. The look features abstract and geometric prints throughout textiles and tableware, with pill-shaped forms and curvaceous furniture. See some Citrine bedlinen here, full collection available soon.

Approachable + Elaborate

Habitat’s Fresh Vintage collection has been collated as an approachable style with beauty in clashing prints and different furniture styles. The eclectic style layers jute, rattan, florals and checks to work within a pastel sherbet colour palette for a summery bright look. Collection available soon.

Natural + Naïve

The Naturalist collection from Habitat has a pared-back colour palette which has the benefit of bringing a relaxed yet sophisticated feel to the collection. Soft green hues are layered with bleached woods and leafy prints, mixed in with monochrome designs for a refined edge.

Global Melting Pot

The Habitat team have put together an eclectic Global collection, celebrating wanderlust and bringing together objects, patterns, textures and colours inspired by travels around the world. Open storage allows the display of these objects, with abstract patterns united by colour pops of terracotta, mustard, and charcoal.

Orange Warmth

The Wallsauce experts are predicting statement art and tones of orange, sage and blue for 2022. This is Two Veil Goldfish design.  “For the home lacking in energy, orange wallcoverings are a great option, it’s not a colour just for Autumn, it’s a whole year-round tone, and we predict burnt orange, in particular, is going to be a must-have shade,” say the team at Wallsauce. May we suggest our Inverno Soft Grey floor tiles as a subtle backdrop to this mural.

Octopus Excess

The Wallsauce experts say darker blues will continue to flourish, with softer tones complimenting dark navy shades. One of Wallsauce’s best sellers in 2021 was the Underwater Dream SpaceFrog Designs octopus in navy and gold tones. The wallcovering wizards expect the popularity of blues to continue, along with sage green, which is an easy colour to use within a scheme, making incorporating jungle and botanical designs into the home incredibly simple.

Get the Look: Our Fulham Blue wall tiles are bold and bright with a burnt edge effect.

Get the Look: Go for a soft pink contrast with our Village Rose Gold Wall Tiles.

Get the Look: Create a contrast with our Village Royal Blue wall tiles.

Raising a Glass

The design team at Davonport say that the trend for home bars will continue into 2022. “With the pandemic forcing people to spend more time at home, many adapted their homes to meet their new requirements. The trend picked up pace throughout the year and is one that we expect to see continue” a spokeman said. We love the deep blue shade of this cabinetry and the gorgeous contrast against the oak mantelpiece. Get the Look: For similar floor tiles, take a look at our Swing Grey Wall & Floor Tiles.

Bars & Islands

‘As social events at home have become more of a regular thing, there has been more demand for designs that include a home bar, drinks cabinet or drinks area. The Davonport team also see the trend for Neutral Walls & Statement Islands continuing, with the island as an accent colour.

Get the Look: Check out our Lounge Ivory Matt Porcelain Tiles

As always, we’re very much looking forward to seeing new and perhaps unexpected trends come through for 2022! What are your predictions…do let us know. Hit us up on Twitter tagging @TileMountainUK or on Instagram!

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Linda has worked as a freelance interiors writer and blogger for many years; she has written for most of the major home and design magazines, including KBB Magazine, Grand Designs, Homes & Gardens, House Beautiful, Period Homes and Good Homes. She made the break and moved from London back to her home town of Shrewsbury three years ago and has just finished renovating her house. She also works in an interior design studio, produces copy for brochures and website, tries to tame her garden, aims to finish all the home furnishing projects she has on the go … and loves walking.