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Top 5 interior trends for 2022

Top 5 interior trends for 2022

Last year was a huge year for interiors as people across the globe spent more time at home than ever before. But the biophilic trends from last year have been superseded by a much bolder and brighter outlook for 2022. We spoke to Celine Vernezy from CV Interiors, who explains how the top five interior trends will influence spaces this year.

Words by ArchiPro Editorial Team

With work-from-home situations becoming the norm in 2021, interior design trends veered to all that was comfortable, serene and practical. Curves and texture as well as interior greenery were dominant themes as people sought to bring biophilic elements inside. But in 2022, there is more optimism coming through in how people are approaching interior design. We will see more colour, more bold shapes and finer detailing.

We spoke to interior designer Celine Vernezy to find out how the top trends will manifest in interiors this year. 

  1. Colour in kitchens and bathrooms

The introduction of colour in bathrooms and kitchens continues to grow. “Coloured concrete basins and baths mixed with white bathware really punctuate a room. I am especially fond of In Residence’s Rockwell bath, which is available in a myriad of colours.”

Celine says grouting in softer primary colours is also emerging as a trend, as well as more interesting choices in counter top colour.

“Classic white marble is being replaced with richer and interesting marble formations: gold, green and gentle pastel tones.”

In Residence's Rockwell bath and tapware collections are the perfect example of playing up the bathroom with colour.

2) Brutalism is back

Originating in the 1950s in a post-war climate, and made from raw concrete with exposed working parts, brutalist architecture was once greeted with horror, but is now making a comeback, with a far more well-resolved and sophisticated aesthetic.

Celine says it’s the bold geometric forms that you’ll see in interiors in 2022, particularly in wallpaper and textiles.

Muros supplies a roughcast concrete wall panel that perfectly embodies the brutalist aesthetic in a contemporary setting.

3) Texture is growing in popularity

Last year’s fixation on textured surfaces shows no signs of abating and Celine says interiors are adopting both walls and ceilings in a range of tactile finishes.

“Matte white and textured surfaces are abundant and achieved with a simple Gesso finish on light fixtures such as the Porto Romana Fountain lamp. Walls and ceilings are being finished with off-white plaster.”

Textured surfaces are becoming more and more popular, with spray-on texture a growing trend and textured tiled surfaces appearing in living and commercial spaces. This photo features Tile Depot's Victoria wall tiles.

5) Asymmetrical furniture

In line with the biophilic trend of the past few years, asymmetry will be a dominant trend in interiors this year, particularly when it comes to bathroom furniture.

“Asymmetrical stone furniture is de rigueur, and David Shaw Furniture’s latest release of their stone collection includes a wonderful selection of asymmetrical stone. The Walter side table is a good interpretation of this current design trend.

Vintage-inspired furniture design is also popular. “Anything with bold curves is coveted – Pierre Paulin’s “Groovy” armchair is a piece I’ll be introducing in an upcoming project.”

David Shaw's Walter side table is the perfect interpretation of the asymmetrical trend.

5) Refined architectural detail is in

Last year we saw a huge trend towards fluted glass across interiors, exteriors and in furniture. This year we’ll see a continuation of that trend with more refined detailing from the Art Deco era.

“Fluted stone and ribbed timber wood work, and cabinetry with curves are making a bold statement this year,” says Celine.

Celine is noticing that clients are willing to spend extra time and cash on their interiors to make them both beautiful and a pleasure to live and work in.

“More than ever my clients are asking for interiors that create a feel-good atmosphere in their home and they are seeking to recharge in serenity.”

DULUX's latest flourish palette from their 2022 Colour Forecast shows Art Deco fluted details in furniture are on trend.. PAINT Walls Dulux Whāngārā & Pōhutu Geyser. Artwork "Divine Melon Nicole Nelius, "Wild Flower" Llewellyn Skye. Styling: Bree Leec

To see more of the latest trends visit CV Interiors' profile, or the latest DULUX Colour Forecast

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