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The most popular bedroom colours of 2022
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21 Jun 2022
L: Styling Ben Kendrick, Photography Rachel Whiting, R: Photography Penny Wincer
Colour is one of the most vital considerations when creating a bedroom that is both reflective of your taste, and conducive to rest and relaxation. Your colour palette influences every conceivable aspect of design, from flooring, to bedding, and accessories.
According to Rated People's 2022 Home Improvement Trends report , almost 38% of homeowners are planning to repaint their homes this year, and search data analysis has revealed exactly what bedroom colours we are browsing online. The results feature some timeless classics, as well as a few surprises.
In first place is the perennially popular green bedroom , with around 14,000 google searches every month. Further down the list, we find more adventurous choices, with black, pink and teal all appearing in the top ten.
The top 10 most popular bedroom colours of 2022 are:
Read on for our take on the most popular bedroom colours 0f 2022...
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A quintessential country bedroom colour – green is is associated with balance and harmony, and the revitalising aspects of nature. Here, the green theme is embraced to full effect – the soft colours and organic Ginko leaf motif make this bedroom look light and fresh, despite the heavy use of pattern.
An unsurprising second place – pristine white bedrooms can look lifted from the pages of a magazine, and lend themselves to almost all design styles, from farmhouse to Scandinavian.
Blue is the ultimate shapeshifter, spanning a cooling spectrum, from pale sky blues that pair wonderfully with crisp whites, to deep inky grey-blues that create moody and sophisticated design schemes. This bedroom picks up blues throughout, using the palest blue-toned white on its walls as a backdrop to a fabulous hollyhock wall hanging.
A perennially popular colour throughout the home, executed in a novel manner in this Little Greene bedroom. Greys are so often matched with neutral companions – whites and creams are popular – but here warming ochre and touches of brown create a cosier scheme.
Photography Jody Stewart. Styling Ben Kendrick
Despite being one of the boldest of design decisions, black bedrooms proved more popular than a softer pink or navy in 2022. Decorating with black takes a bit more consideration than other colours, this fabulous Nordic-style bedroom executes it so well, mixing in a lot of warming wood, and hints of blue.
A pink bedroom certainly doesn't have to look sugary. Chalky pink, mauve, and deep berry shades work best on walls, where primary pink can look overwhelming. The key to finishing a pink room in a way that doesn't look too young is to add lots of texture and pattern – the rug, grey-toned wood, and interesting wall panelling do a good job here.
A sunny entry in seventh place, and a deceptively versatile one. Cooler variants of yellow with undertones of green look fresh and citrusy, whilst natural materials – like this wooden bed frame, stone walls, and fabulous hanging branch – add a touch of the Mediterranean.
Shades of blue appear three times in the top ten, with navy being the darkest and arguably most sophisticated. This bedroom injects some youthful elements in the pink curtains and bright yellow throw, but the inky walls, wooden floor and graphite grey headboard prevents the scheme from becoming too pastel.
Teal offers a bit more warmth than navy or light blue, and sits happily with other deep jewel tones as well as in more opulent design schemes. According to the colour wheel, yellow and red make the perfect complement to teal – both picked up in this fabulous wallpaper by Little Greene.
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A surprising entry at number ten. Purple can be a tricky colour to pull off, especially a mid purple (pastel purple and the deep aubergine shown here are more forgiving.) This bedroom balances the dark walls perfectly, with a light herringbone floor and soft pink accessories – a pale blue would make a happy third match here.