You’ll Be Seeing Even More Green In 2022, According to Interior Designers

published Dec 12, 2021
We independently select these products—if you buy from one of our links, we may earn a commission. All prices were accurate at the time of publishing.
Post Image
Credit: Emma Fiala

Online marketplace all signs point to green.

“The design industry is always changing—new trends emerge, old trends are reinterpreted and our perception of beauty continually evolves,” said Anthony Barzilay Freund, editorial director at 1stDibs, in a press release. “Additionally, the last two years have been unlike anything we’ve ever experienced, with our homes and corporate offices taking on new meaning,”

For 2022, green hues are supreme, with all shades proving popular among designers—plus many of the Color of the Year announcements for 2022 featured a green hue, including Benjamin Moore, PPG Paints, and Sherwin-Williams. Both dark greens, like emerald, and lighter shades, like sage, were noted by 1stDibs survey designer respondents to be popular in the coming year. Emerald is the number one color of choice for designers, taking 24% of the vote.

The deep and calming color will provide balance and stability as we exit what has been another turbulent year.

And while green colors will remain popular throughout 2022, going green extends beyond color trends, according to designers. When asked what design trends will remain popular in 2022, almost all of the 750 designers selected sustainable materials (nearly universal at 97%) and plants (93%), which both reflect a desire to remain in harmony with the environment, leaning into nature and green living as we spend more time indoors.

Etsy has also slated emerald green to reign in the new year, with the jewel tone already dominating search terms: searches for emerald green items up by 64 percent, while the term “emerald green decor” has seen a 60 percent spike in searches.