At Colonial Marble & Granite, our specialists are always keeping our eye out for what’s new on the horizon — and not just for countertops, either. We understand that while countertops serve as a focal point and utilitarian workhouse for kitchens and bathrooms, it’s one component of indoor and outdoor environments that must amplify its surrounding décor and accommodate modern living as we know it. As such, we’re keen on fashion and interior design trends at large that provoke sea changes year after year and work diligently to educate those we work with so they may situate themselves upon the timely waves’ crests.
A particular beacon of expertise that’s guided and inspired homeowners and designers far and wide is paint and design giant Sherwin-Williams and its Colormix Forecast — an assortment of shades and palettes the lauded company posits will dominate homes the following year. Sherwin-Williams’ latest debut — the 2022 Colormix Forecast — shares a story of transition and transformation, draws insight on the contemporary zeitgeist and arms property owners with the vision needed to stay ahead of the curve.
From Muted Neutrals to Warm, Vivid Colorways
The forecast, collectively referred to as MODE, contains 40 hues and four curated palettes — Method, Opus, Dreamland, and Ephemera. According to the brand, 2022 will focus on warm — not monochromatic — neutral, brazen metallics, organic greens, and lustrous reds. The idea behind the new rollout is to encapsulate sustainability, the connection between technology and mindfulness, and 60s and 80s nostalgia. While ideas of balance and stability took the stage for the age of lockdowns, it’s safe to say the general population is ready for a change in a vaccine- and burgeoning post-COVID-19 era.
Let’s take a deeper look at the forecast’s palettes:
Method, the most natural-forward of the bunch, places emphasis on sustainability and primal earthiness that falls in line with the widespread trajectory of everyday consumers seeking transparency about the materiality of their homes.
Opus draws on dark hues and bold metallics, making for an edgier, markedly mysterious collection of dark jewel tones accents with pops of color.
Dreamland, living up to its name, captures the very essence of hygge — a Danish and Norwegian term that gingerly wraps its cultural arms around concepts of coziness, comfort, and contentment — with berry tones and organic greens, striking a balance of spring bloom and Scandinavian minimalism.
Ephemera, a nostalgia-oriented color story that reinvigorates mid-century design ideas for the present, showcases vintage, retro-futuristic charm and sprightly optimism as to what’s to come.
While each of these palettes offers its own distinctive flair, they circle a shared drain in some respects. Shaking up interior spaces is an open avenue for those looking to execute their creative impulses, introduce bolder colors, and venture into the new calendar year with verdancy, dynamism, and evocation.
Staying Ahead of the Trend With Colonial Marble & Granite
In light of Sherwin Williams’ 2022 Colormix Forecast, Colonial Marble & Granite is proud to offer an array of natural and engineered stone countertops that work to enhance your interior design. While our fabrication and installation services are second to none, our team rises above being a run-of-the-mill contractor. We offer unmatched expertise when it comes to your bathroom and kitchen design and work with you to select materials and advise you on maintenance practices that let your space look its absolute best for years to come.
Our designers have an intimate understanding of how patterns, shades, and textures work together to create a harmonious balance, and make the most out of the fact that each year in design informs the next. Whether you want to see how Fairy White quartz elevates your space with our kitchen visualizer or are looking for novel backsplash ideas for white cabinets and granite countertops that are sure to impress, go with Colonial Marble & Granite! For more information, contact us today.