What is the Colour of the Year in 2022?

Colour trends can influence an array of our purchases and decision making, from how we adjust our interior décor to what we grow in our gardens.

Thankfully, there are many leading brands and companies to provide some direction, and among some of the most prevalent picks for 2022 are shades of green. From mint greens to shades of sage, there is a hue to suit all tastes.

Whether you dress your home’s walls with these colours, purchase soft furnishings boasting these shades or add this colour to a room by choosing bouquets brandishing lots of rich green foliage, there are plenty of ways to creatively add a splash of green to your home, garden or even wardrobe!

A statement shade

Green is a sophisticated, statement shade, especially when you make the use of softer tones, such as olive or sage. It’s an extremely popular hue and can be applied to a variety of objects, surfaces and rooms.

It’s subtle, yet can also act as a statement design colour at the same time, making it a prevalent choice for contemporary interiors and exteriors.

The symbolic meaning behind the colour green

Green is an extremely calming colour and one that is symbolic of so much more than a colour for your walls alone. This hue is representative of the organic and sustainable approaches that have grown in prevalence over the past few years, where sustainability is preferred to a polished high-end look.

With this in mind, more and more people are steering their tastes towards organic textiles, ergonomic shapes, and natural materials.

On top of this, the colour green is often associated with growth and healing. If the aim of your game is to create a calm, safe living space, soft shades of earthy green can help you do just that whilst allowing you to feel closer to nature. It is also a shade that is emblematic of growth, rebirth and new beginnings.

The rise of the colour green

A number of brands across the globe have been embracing shades of green for some time now. The green colour family is extremely diverse in style and spans from deep, soft rich sages to earthier tones and highly dramatic emerald hues.

This makes it an extremely versatile shade and it is this versatility that makes it a popular pick as 2022 colour of the year.

What to pair green with?

Whether painting an opposing wall or adding blooms to a backdrop of rich green foliage, it is important to know which colours to pair your shade of green with.

Thankfully, it is an extremely adaptable shade and one that can soften yet freshen up any space in the household. Add bold colours or metallic shades to the mix to really make your green hues pop.

Where to use the colour green

As we have already mentioned, green is a popular option for interior and exterior design. From painting decking or a door an olive shade of green to adding a few green throws, pillows or a painting with green hues to your abode, there are many ways to incorporate this shade into your home.

Other ways include adding a bouquet of blooms to an office space or investing in a new green jumper, coat or scarf. Jewellery, especially items that brandish emeralds or Peridot gemstones are also a fantastically vibrant way to incorporate green into your everyday life.

In the garden

As well as decorating the interior of your home, green is a great colour to add to your garden, patio or balcony. From lush green grass to trees and potted plants, you can add a variety of green shades to your garden space.

If you live in a small apartment, without an exterior area, you can still add a pop of green to your home by investing in potted plants and placing them on windowsills, coffee tables, mantelpieces and floor spaces.

As well as their many health benefits, such as improving the air quality in your home and your motivation levels, plants instantly spruce up an otherwise minimalistic space and can act as natural dividers if you reside in a studio.

Some of the most popular green houseplants include the ZZ plant (Zamioculcus zamiifolia), as well as the snake plant (dracaena trifasciata) – often known as Mother-in-Laws tongue – and Pothos, a tropical vine often known as Devil’s Ivy.

What’s great about these houseplants is that require a minimal amount of care, as long as they have the right light conditions, which means they can often be left for days or even weeks at a time.

This makes them the ideal choice if you want to enjoy the benefits of adding some greenery to your home, without needing to worry about if you’ve forgotten to water them!


Lily Calyx is our in-house flower whisperer, an expert on all things botanical and an enthusiastic orchids collector. She loves discussing the insights of the secret world of flowers, shares her gardening tips and hacks and moons over the latest additions to Serenata Flowers flower range. Ask Lily anything about flowers and we can guarantee she will have the answer.

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