The Top 2022 Interior Design Trends

We’ll never deny our deep appreciation for time-honored design. From intricate millwork to bold slab marble, we believe classic features are always worth celebrating, but we also like to keep an eye on what’s new. This industry constantly ebbs and flows with popular colors, materials, and styles, and drawing parallels among the top designers’ recent projects is an important facet of our work. We’ll admit that it’s impossible to predict all the 2022 interior design trends with absolute certainty. But if we had to place our bets? These are the looks we think you’ll see everywhere this year.

Dark wood tones in kitchen, design by Heidi Caillier Design

Design: Heidi Caillier Design | Photography: Haris Kenjar

Dark wood bathroom vanity, design by Park & Oak

Design: Park & Oak

 The Resurgence of Dark Wood Tones

Blonde wood was been a designer favorite for the past four or five years. The trend coincided with the rise of modern Scandinavian-inspired, white-on-white interiors that are still popular today. However, this year, we’re predicting a noticeable shift towards darker wood tones paired with moody paint colors for a more dramatic look.

Single kitchen floating shelf by Sean Anderson

Design: Sean Anderson | Photography: Haris Kenjar

Single kitchen floating shelf by Jake Arnold

Design by Jake Arnold | Photography: Michael P. H. Clifford

Herringbone wood floors and single kitchen shelf by Ministry of Interiors

 Design by Ministry of Interiors | Photography by Brianna Hughes

The Single Kitchen Shelf

When we renovated our kitchen in 2019, open shelves were a no-brainer. But when we drew up plans for the IDCO Lake House this past fall, we decided to embrace the trend of a single kitchen shelf for a more modern and streamlined look. We’ve spotted single kitchen shelves in top designers’ recent work (think Jake Arnold and Sean Anderson), so we’re confident it’s going to catch on big time.

Green tile shower by Yond Interiors

Design: Yond Interiors | Photography: SEN Creative

Green tile backsplash by deVol Kitchens

Design: deVol Kitchens

Deep green wall paint for window nook by Vault Interiors

Design: Vault Interiors | Photography: Martin George Menocal

Green Isn’t Going Anywhere

We don’t need to tell you that green is one of the most popular colors of the moment. But in 2022, we’re going to see green on more than just kitchen cabinetry. We’re predicting tons of green tile showers, green painted walls, and even some deep green exteriors.

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Bedroom armchair with ottoman, design by Katie Hodges

Design: Katie Hodges | Photography: Haris Kenjar

Pair of vintage velvet chairs, design by reDesign home

Design: reDesign home | Photography: Ryan McDonald

Vintage Pieces Will Get New Life

With the current disruption to manufacturing supply chains, sourcing vintage was huge trend of 2021. This year, we think designers will take it one step further by putting their stamp on vintage pieces by reupholstering in trending fabrics—more on the below.

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Mauve floral patterned sofa, design by Heidi Caillier Design

Design: Heidi Caillier Design | Photography: Haris Kenjar

Patterned geometric sofa, design by Prospect Refuge

Design: Prospect Refuge | Photography: Canary Grey

Patterned checkered sofa, design by Landed Interiors

Design: Landed Interiors | Photography: Haris Kenjar

Patterned Sofas Are Going Mainstream

Up until now, patterned sofas felt like a scene from your grandmother’s living room. But like most interior design trends in 2022, the pros are reinventing popular features from decades past. Need further convincing? Even Vogue reported the floral sofa is officially back in fashion with a fresh, modern twist.

Textured kitchen stone backsplash by Lindsey Brooke Design

Design: Lindsey Brooke Design | Photography: Public Three Eleven

Textured plaster wall by Alexander Design

Design: Alexander Design

Everyone Wants Textured Wall Treatments

Designers have a skillful way of layering textures within a space, and now they’re bringing back texture to the walls. Whether it’s a stone backsplash or warm-tone plaster, designers are finding ways to modernize textured wall treatments and add even more depth and dimension to their work.

Parquet wood flooring by deVol Kitchens

Design: deVol Kitchens

Parquet wood flooring by deVol Kitchens

Design: deVol Kitchens

Parquet Flooring is Cool Again

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, we’ll repeat that everything old is cool again—parquet wood flooring included. Herringbone and Chevron patterns give off a modern feel, but there are so many traditional styles like Parquet de Versailles for a more historically-inspired look.

Barrel ceiling in kitchen by Marie Flanigan Interiors

Design: Marie Flanigan Interiors

Barrel ceilings in entryway by Amy Storm & Company

Design: Amy Storm & Company | Photography: Stoffer Photographer Interiors

More Barrel Ceilings in New Builds

The archway entry trend was huge in 2021. But this year, we’ll be seeing that same shape rise to the literal ceiling for a heightened sense of architectural interest. One of our favorite examples is the barrel vault brick ceiling by Marie Flanigan (featured above) that brings loads of character to the space.

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Corduroy upholstered sofa by HK Living

Design: HK Living

Corduroy is the Next Boucle

First is was linen, next it was bouclé, but this year’s darling of upholstery trends is (wait for it) corduroy. While we’re just beginning to see this style pick up with major furniture retailers, we wouldn’t be surprised if 2022 is the year it really takes off.

Tell us: which 2022 interior design trends are you excited to see and which are you ready to retire? One thing is for sure—this year in design will be one for the books.



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