After more than a decade of neutral interior design trends, 2022 has ushered in a resurgence of color. From comforting blues and greens to bold jewel tones, we’ve observed that homeowners are braver about expressing their individual styles through color in interior design. If your sample displays are still awash with grey, greige, and stark white samples, you may find that you’re losing sales this year. Instead, we invite you to embrace a return to color with fresh sample display stands.
As kitchen design continues to trend toward deep and dark hues, intricate backsplashes in reflective materials have stepped into the spotlight. Comforting blues and earthy greens peppered with flecks of bright white are having a moment, but we have also seen pale purples and cherry red pull ahead as surprising contenders.
Pale Yellow Bathrooms
Nothing says “good morning” like a happy, sunny yellow. Perhaps, then, it’s no surprise that we’re seeing this cheery shade trending in bathrooms once again. From natural yellow stone floors to creamy yellow ceramic and glass tile surrounds, we don’t see this trend vanishing anytime soon.
Colors for Biophilic Designs
Biophilic designs, or those that bring nature in from the outside, are trending for the fifth year in a row. A homeowner who loves nature-inspired beauty will be drawn to green, especially cooler greens with touches of blue or cool yellow mixed in. Green compliments blue, brown, black, charcoal, and white equally well, making it ideal for semi-permanent applications like flooring, cabinetry, countertops, shower surrounds, and backsplashes.
90s-Inspired Purple, Red, Pink, and Lime Green
Anyone who has seen a teenager in the last 12 months has likely noticed that 90s fashion is back. While their parents (homeowners) aren’t likely to sport butterfly clips, low-rise jeans, or platform sneakers anytime soon, we have seen a wave of nostalgic colors reemerging in home design.
Pale purple, romantic reds and pinks, and retro lime green (especially paired with coral) are being used as more than paint colors, indicating that older millennial homeowners are ready to admit that they have been envious of Monica’s apartment since 1995.
High Gloss Finishes
Chalk paint furniture and wall-to-wall matte finishes are leaving homeowners feeling uninspired and pedestrian. While matte was in vogue from 2014 to 2019, the new decade has been gradually cozying up to surfaces that gleam. We’ll leave it to you to decide whether fashion is following décor, or the reverse is true; either way, lipstick has gone full vinyl, clothing is shiny enough to blind oncoming drivers, and patent leather (vegan and bovine alike) hasn’t been this popular since the middle of the last century.
What is undeniable is that this year, high-gloss finishes are having a moment. Glass tile, high-gloss floors, and shimmering natural stone are among the materials that have seen a jump in sales so far this year.
Does your retail space, showroom floor, or sales force’s portable material library need a revamp? Capture the attention of homeowners who long to break away from the neutrals that have completely dominated interior design by purchasing brand-new sample displays to spotlight the most colorful materials you carry. Contact Exalt Samples today, and we’ll happily discuss your sample display needs.