Major paint brands predict earthy colour palettes will be trending in 2022, with shades of green dominating the field. Our Gentek colour experts have weighed in to give us the lowdown on colour trends that will inspire you to kick start the new year with a refreshed exterior.
1. Natural Hues
Natural hues of grey, yellow-brown, green and blue take inspiration from the organic environment and world around us. While grey and brown easily blend with most any palette, blue and green will make an exterior statement. Pair natural hues and warm undertones with natural textures such as wood or stone to fully take advantage of this trend. Like PPG’s Colour of the Year, Olive Sprig, these natural hues contrast nicely against black window frames, which will also be trending in 2022.
2. Bright Accents
Bright accents and bold colours will be on-trend for modern homes, drawing a crowd for all the right reasons. Adding bright accents to a white, beige, black or grey house is sure to pop. Instead of painting your home in a bright colour, use bright accents on doors and windows frames. If you’re feeling daring, paint an exterior accent wall or install a bright roof. Bright colours contrast beautifully against a modern chic colour palette.
3. Dark Facades
We’re expecting to see the rise of dark and moody exteriors, which can be flattering on any home style. Choose a shade that is both striking and blends well with the surrounding environment. Pair a dark exterior with lighter accent colours and natural textures to add warmth. Hit two trends at once and go for a dark, moody green exterior.
4. Monochrome White
Monochromatic white will be trending in the new year. A fresh, clean white colour stands out against a beige facade. Add colour to a monochromatic white exterior with bright flowers or lush green shrubs.
View these exterior colour trends on your home with our online Gentek Visualizer.