Suggested Paint Colours for 2022

Ever wondered what paint colours a leading interior design uses on the walls to create the prefect background for a home?  

From velvet truffle to candle cream, one leading interior designer made some suggestions – and there’s not a shade of grey in sight!  They include neutrals centred on greens, blues and pinks from trusted paint suppliers such as Dulux and Farrow & Ball. 

We take a closer look at the five suggested paint colours, based on avoiding an now outdated shade of grey, recommended  by Interior designer Alexander James;

1. Candle Cream, Dulux Trade Heritage Collection

Candle cream is a brighter and warmer alternative to grey. It is part of the Dulux Heritage Collection and it can work in any area of the home, especially on large expanses of wall such as hallways or large living spaces.

Alexander James Interiors it in this Cotswolds kitchen design, complimenting the earthy tones of the country interior. 

2. Olive No.13, Farrow & Ball

The kitchen and dining area should be the heart of any home, and it is for many, the life and soul the party. 

The vibrancy of Olive No.13 by Farrow & Ball brings life and energy to this important living space, and can work in the most contemporary or traditional of homes.

3. Blue 02, Lick

Blues are a refreshing alternative to grey. Blue 02 is a light and minty colour tone that provides a fresh, glowing accent.

Alexander James Interiors recommends this shade in any room where you are looking to make a statement. 

It is perfect for a feature wall in a kitchen, bedroom or living space.

‘This is an ultra-clean shade of blue, which creates a light, bright colour scheme, perfect for rooms with limited natural light,’ says the design firm’s Rachel Clark. 
Blue O2 has been used in the home of Ella Burgin, a first-time buyer in South London who showcases her work on instagram @ourfirstfrontdoor_london

4. Jewelled Creek 6, Dulux

Another beautiful blue tone is Dulux Jewelled Creek. It is a gentle shade of light blue that gleams in the natural light, but is also perfect for rooms with limited sunlight due to its natural vibrancy.

Alexander James Interiors says it is soft and elegant tone that is perfect for a nursery or children’s room, providing a base for a bright and colourful interior.

5. Velvet Truffle 5, Dulux

Luxurious and elegant, Dulux Velvet Truffle 5 can be used as a subtle pink base to a neutral bedroom helping achieve a relaxed, neutral interior without being too overpowering or dominating a room.

This paint colour can be used as a subtle pink base to a neutral bedroom, but is also perfect when adding in pink furnishings and home accessories to create a cute, girly look, according to Ms Clark. 

By Myra Butterworth for Mailonline