Looking to redecorate your home in the New Year? The biggest paint colour trends for 2022 have been revealed. 

With the help of Google search data1, experts at regulated property buyers, GoodMove, have revealed the top paint trends for 2022, how many people have been searching for them, and which colour will best match each room in your home. So, what are 2022’s biggest paint colour trends?

  1. Bright, uplifting colors

One of the biggest trends in paint colour for 2022 is a switch from cool, earthy tones to bright, sunny shades. From the pandemic, we’ve seen many people are searching for new ways to warm up and brighten the space that they spend the most time in, and painting rooms in brighter, uplifting colours is one of the best ways to do this.

  1. Bringing the outside in

Bringing the outside in continues to be a huge trend in paint colours for 2022. Stemming again from the pandemic, choosing gentle, fresh shades make us feel at one with the outside (even if we’re stuck inside!) and helps to create a sense of calm.

  1. Creating a comforting, cocooning feeling

Especially seen in bedrooms and living rooms, we’re seeing a favour towards darker, deep paint colours tones that create a sense of intimacy and comfort in our homes. Over the past 18 months, we are craving comfort and cosiness from our homes and these colours are the perfect way to emulate this.

So, which of these colours should you use across your home?


  • Choose bright yellows
  • +19% increase in searches for ‘yellow paint for kitchen’ in the past year

Colour is incredibly emotive and can change the way we feel – so choosing a bright yellow is sure to make you feel happy spending time in the heart of the home. Not only that, but yellow is a great option for kitchens as it can make rooms feel bigger and brighter and can also make people feel happier and calmer too. Choose a high or semi-gloss finish paint as this is the most durable and easy to clean.


  • Choose dark aubergine
  • +22% increase in searches for ‘purple bedroom’ in the past year

Darker colors have been increasingly popular in bedrooms in the past couple of years, and dark purples and aubergines is set to be the next big dark shade for 2022 – move over navy and charcoal! Dark aubergine is not only a super stylish color but creates a sense of intimacy, relaxation, and cocooning – perfect for a bedroom. Pair with blush pink accents for a real touch of style.

Living room

  • Choose grey-greens and warm neutrals
  • +23% increase in searches for ‘warm neutral paint’ and +33% increase for ‘grey-green living room’ in the past year

We’ve seen a resurgence in popularity for sage green tones in the past few years, and 2022 is the year for grey-green. This silvery-green hue is perfect for living rooms as it is the color of harmony and renewal, helping to emit feelings of calm and relaxation, and is a great way of bringing the outside in too. As 2022 is centered around warm shades, pair grey-green with warm neutrals to really make your space seem cosy and inviting.


  • Choose light blues
  • +250% increase in ‘blue bathroom suite ideas’ in the past year

‘Bright Skies’ has been chosen as Dulux’s colour of the year for 20222, and this light blue shade lends itself perfectly for bathrooms. Light blue has always been a popular bathroom colour as it helps to create a relaxing, peaceful, and spa-like atmosphere, and helps to bring the outside in and create a real sense of freshness. Plus, it can make even the smallest of bathrooms feel more spacious.

Front door

  • Choose blues
  • +47% increase in searches in ‘blue door’ in the past year

For a sophisticated front door, choose blue. Not only is a blue door more likely to sell your home than any other colour3, but evokes a real sense of style and modernity. Duck egg blues work best with lighter stone houses, whereas navy really compliments modern homes. Cobalt blue is also an up-and-coming color for doors, and matches 2022’s bright and warm color trend perfectly.

To conclude, Nima Ghasri, Director at Good Move, says: “As we approach the New Year, many of us look to top interior trends to see how they can update their home for the year ahead. Paint is one of the easiest ways to refresh a room, and it’s interesting to see the new paint trends set to be huge in 2022. Hopefully, these tips will help you choose a color to really update and refresh your home – and make it super on-trend too!”

For more information on picking the perfect color for your home, please visit: https://goodmove.co.uk/blog/how-to-choose-the-right-colour-for-each-room-in-your-home/