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Each year PPG’s Global Colour Team meet to discuss and develop future paint colour and design trends.
Our colour stylists from around the world each specialise in different markets and collaborate to determine styles and paint colour trends.
Take inspiration from the paint colour trend palettes in the following four trend collections and choose a paint colour scheme that works for you. Discover the 2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21 and 2021/22 paint colour collections and find out what paint colours will be trending in 2022/23.
Take a look at our 2022 Global Trends Book.
Paint Colour of the Year 2022
Our Introspective trend palette is welcoming, warm and comfortable. The tone is casual and mellow. A quieter theme that addresses a soulful consumer. This story is one of privacy, wellness, simplicity and peace. Nature and self-care are most important to this personality, who is always searching for equilibrium, focusing mainly on family and friends.
The paint colours featured here are; Yellow Coneflower (PPG1209-5), Causeway (PPG10-28) and Island Retreat (PPG1073-1).
Our Inspired trend palette consists of mood boosting colours. Whether single or layered colours, these hues’ intensities are hitting high notes, referencing the pop art movement’s primary palette and the brightness of digital
art. This optimistic colour narrative is telling a joyful story of renewal.
The paint colours featured here are; Isle Royale (PPG1232-4), Twist of Cotton (PPG1020-1) and Calypso Berry (PPG1185-7).
Our Invaluable trend palette is an elegant colour palette grounded in tradition. Refined darks are critical in this colour story, enhancing the composition of highs and lows inspired by glamorous, artistic interiors, where historical references are carefully layered.
The paint colours featured here are; Ancient Copper (PPG1063-7), Yorkshire Moor (PPG1019-7) and Black Leopard (PPG1011-7).
PPG Voice of Colour introduces its 2022 Colour of the Year: Olive Sprig (PPG1125-4) – a grounded, versatile and highly-adaptable grey-green, that represents optimism in a post-pandemic world, building on nature’s resilience.
PPG’s Global Colour Forecasting Workshop identified resilience, the need for connection and inspiration from nature, as a recurring theme for next year’s colour trends. The annual event brings together more than 30 PPG global colour stylists from the automotive, consumer electronics, aerospace, and home paint and stain industries.
The 'Be True' Trend Paint Colour Palette honors authenticity and looks for that connection to an artisan’s touch. Wall paint is used to bridge together old and new, vintage or recycled objects with new furniture.
Nature colours can be found in this paint colour combination. Boulder Lichen (PPG1127-4), a glass bottle green with viney undertone, gives the room a light feel. Combined with the elevated neutral Transcend (PPG1079-4) on the kitchen cabinets and Enchanting Eggplant (PPG13-07) in the chairs. Find all the paint colours in this trend in Johnstone's Trade ColourBox
The 'Be Well' paint colour collection consists of soft, light colours and breathes comfort. The soothing and sophisticated paint colour palette embraces a mindful approach to design and focusses on comforting interiors.
Warm neutral paint colours and rich shades of terracotta are rapidly becoming designers’ favorites thanks to their ability to create a warm interior with an earthy quality. In this room Transcend (PPG1079-4), Big Cypress (PPG1062-5) and Misty Aqua (PPG1147-3) are used in line with the interior 60/30/10 rule. Find all the paint colours in this trend in Johnstone's Trade ColourBox
Bright, optimistic hues are used in this mood-boosting paint colour trend palette. As the name ‘Be Wild’ suggests, an explosion of colours can be expected and daring combinations are made. This paint colour palette exhibits confidence and a positive attitude by mixing energetic colours and grounding neutrals.
A bold statement in the dining room with the vibrant Fresh Lemonade (PPG1216-5) on the wall. The creative paint colour scheme is finished off with Diving Trip (PPG1236-7) chairs and Pacific Pearl (PPG1011-1) on the skirting. Find all the paint colours in this trend in Johnstone's Trade ColourBox
In The Know
At The Core
On The Move
Paint Colour of the Year 2020
The In The Know tribe honours art, design, science and tradition. They use culture to build bridges. They are knowledgeable, curious and eager to change society to make the future better.
The paint colours featured are; Black Leopard (PPG1011-7), Cinnamon Spice (PPG1069-7) and Fresh Dough (PPG1055-1). Find all the paint colours in this trend in Johnstone's Trade ColourBox
The At The Core tribe looks for a state of balance and spends less, focusing instead on what feels good. They will prioritise responsibility of conscious consumption. They will choose products and services with purpose and will demand quality and longevity.
The paint colours featured are; Cranapple (PPG1190-5), Warm Blanket (PPG1078-3) and Kangaroo Paw (PPG1060-3). Find all the paint colours in this trend in Johnstone's Trade ColourBox
The On The Move tribe believes in joyful creativity and are not afraid to break the codes. They are self-confident, mix and match and don’t care what others think. They love colours and often use them in unexpected combinations
The paint colours featured are; Sesame Crunch (PPG1198-7), Man In The Moon (PPG1209-3) and Clear Yellow (PPG1215-1). Find all the paint colours in this trend in Johnstone's Trade ColourBox
In a world where sleep is viewed as a luxury and the anxiety of a fast-paced life is all too real, it is only fitting that PPG paint brand's 2020 Paint Colour of the Year, Chinese Porcelain (PPG1160-6), offers escapism in today's technologically driven society. Hand-selected by PPG's global colour experts, the shade is a blend of cobalt and moody ink blue that imparts calmness and restful sleep while also offering the spirit of hopefulness – a precious commodity in a restless world.
Paint Colour of the Year 2019
With It is a bright theme, full of energy, optimism and artisty. With expressiveness in mind, the more social areas of the home can feature punches of various colours - found on the walls as well as furniture and decorative items. This provides and very lively and conversational aspect to spaces. For more private areas, a single vibrant paint colour provides a sense of energy and optimism, while the remainder of the space is more neutral.
The paint colours featured are; Rose Heart, Pacific Pearl and Pine Thicket. Find all the paint colours in this trend in Johnstone's Trade ColourBox
The Without paint colour trend is both quiet and powerful, depending on the hues in focus. The wealth of soft whiles, gentles pastels and even mixed black each signify a calming mood. In contrast, strong reds, blues and greens are vibrant, impactful and powerful.
The paint colours featured are; Cocoa Delight, Candle Smoke and Black Lepoard. Find all the paint colours in this trend in Johnstone's Trade ColourBox
The elegance darks of the With Class paint colour palette take the primary focus on the interior of a home, with bedrooms, sitting areas and kitchens the core rooms for these paint colours. Rooms look far more sophisticated and grown-up when such paint colours are applied to cabinetry and paired with bronze or brass accents.
The paint colours featured are; Wave of Mystery, Night Watch and Magnolia Blossom. Find all the paint colours in this trend in Johnstone's Trade ColourBox
With Spirit is linked to the spiritual word. Featuring a healthy dose of purple, sunny golden yellow paint colours and scorched red/orange hues. Soft whites and tinted blacks add purity and mystery to the paint colour trend.
The paint colours featured are; Perfectly Purple, Sandy Pail and Oswego Tea. Find all the paint colours in this trend in Johnstone's Trade ColourBox
The 2019 paint colour of the year is Night Watch. A darkened green paint colour that has the ability to almost act like a neutral and yet enough intensity to stand as a feature colour. This paint colour is versatile enough to work in traditional as well as contemporary applications and can be considered as an alternative to a solid black.
The Dream Weaver
Paint Colour of the Year 2018
The core paint colours of The Retreater theme are a mix of calming neutrals and warmer hues, ranging from peachy neutrals and pale yellows to earthy browns and stone greys. Together these paint colours create a relaxed and neutral feeling colour palette that puts the mind at ease.
The paint colours featured are; Phantom Hue, Synchronicity and Discover. Find all the paint colours in this trend in Johnstone's Trade ColourBox
Ideal for those who love bold paint colours and a daring fun ambiance. The core paint colours reflect a care-free spirit that is about living loud and revelling in all that life has to offer. Works well with plush textiles and rich colours.
The paint colours featured are; Brittany's Bow, Porridge Oat and Sunday Morning. Discover all the paint colours in this trend in Johnstone's Trade ColourBox
Our core paint colours for The Commoner are a mix of almost-primary reds and blues, basic white, earthy browns and greens, and a balancing neutral. Together these paint colours create a feel that’s functional and minimalist.
The paint colours featured are; Steeple Gray, Pacific Pearl and Black Flame. Discover all the paint colours in this trend in Johnstone's Trade ColourBox
For The Brave interiors take on a look of dark glamour. Rich browns, greys and blacks mix with accent tones for a warm sophisticated look.
The paint colours featured are; Black Elegance, Black Lily and Swansong. Discover all the paint colours in this trend in Johnstone's Trade ColourBox
The 2018 paint colour of the year is Black Flame. Blending two classic hues, black and indigo, the statement-making paint colour adds a modern vibe to spaces with a lot of whites, blush pinks and soft pastels. The blend of two colours makes it incredibly versatile – use this paint colour on a statement wall, with a matt finish on a ceiling, with high gloss on a naturally-lit staircase, on cabinets, interior and exterior doors, and in many more places.
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