What colors are out of fashion in 2022

Primary and secondary tones in the interior are no longer in vogue, but instead, there are shades to be aware of. Millennial pink, tangerine, light yellow, purple and bright red were the least popular colors in 2022. These shades received less than 5% of designer votes, with red only 1%.

The online platform 1stdibs conducted a survey of more than 750 interior designers to identify the color trends that will dominate our homes in 2022, as well as the colors that we will be moving away from. According to the forecasts of professionals, we will leave behind millennial pink, as well as other shades that often prevailed in interiors. 

Dark blue and gray

There is also a decrease in interest in dark blue (43% decrease), mustard yellow (27% decrease), and light gray (25% decrease). The gray color that has dominated the trends of recent years will lose ground in 2022. However, this shift may only be seen in the world of interiors. The design industry is changing: new trends are emerging, old ones are being rethought, and our perception of beauty is in constant flux. In addition, the last two years have been challenging and unusual, and in this light, our homes and corporate offices have taken on a new meaning and, accordingly, a different decor.


While navy seems to have lost its appeal among designers, another shade of blue has taken its place: cobalt. This tone is expected to be the most popular blue in 2022 and will change interior design trends for months to come. The navy shade has long been a favorite in the design world, chosen for its associations with nature, water, and the sky. However, the interior palette needs to be diversified from time to time: cobalt blue has the attractiveness of the previous tone, but its effect on the interior is much brighter. Cobalt, with its bright and joyful aura, will liven up any color scheme, whether it’s a fresh interpretation of a setting with small accessories (such as blue and white Chinese porcelain) or a statement wall. This color is expected to dominate our color habits for many seasons.


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