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Our 4 Summer Color Trends All Have One Thing in Common

Words by Sacha Strebe.

It’s true… EyeSwoon’s love affair with neutrals runs deep but that doesn’t mean we shy away from color either. Let’s just say our choices are more considered. Take Athena’s family room for example. While the initial vision was in line with the neutral tonality of her Brooklyn home, something wasn’t working. She craved a comfortable, cozy space to slouch into and watch movies or read as a family. To achieve that mood, she completely enveloped the walls and ceiling in a deeply saturated navy plaster complete with a jewel-toned terracotta fringed chair and velvet ochre ottoman. When color calls, you have to let your instincts guide the way, and you’ll never be led astray. But bold color statements like this are typically few and far between. For the most part, we’re drawn to muted sun-washed hues or tones found in nature which is exactly what the four summer color trends for 2022 have in common. 

We predicted at the top of the year that neutrals would take a back seat in 2022 as people start to experiment with color again, but that the palette would stay very close to hues you’d find in nature. And we were right! This season we’re seeing four prominent colors—burnt terracotta, golden ochre, earthy green, and pink clay—emerge in home décor and interior design. We’re even seeing paint rollers dipped in the terrain-inspired tones to create monochromatic moments that envelop you in its coziness. Who wouldn’t want a room that feels like a warm hug? 

Keep scrolling to discover more about the summer color trends for 2022 and shop our favorite décor in the natural hues to bring the look home. 

Burnt Terracotta

Adrian Gaut
Adrian Gaut
Nicole Franzen for Live Beautiful.
Nicole Franzen for Live Beautiful.

Whether you decide to swathe your walls in it or add just a hint via a decorative object, burnt terracotta is coming to a home near you. This natural clay radiates warmth and happiness with its rich earthy tones. A timeless classic that never gets old.

Golden Ochre

Our 4 Summer Color Trends All Have One Thing in Common
Our 4 Summer Color Trends All Have One Thing in Common

Ranging from yellow to deep orange or brown, golden ochre is an invigorating pigment that brings a bold richness and vitality to any space. Introduce the shade via a statement chair, velvet ottoman, or woven blanket, and watch the room transform. 

 

Earthy Green

Our 4 Summer Color Trends All Have One Thing in Common
Our 4 Summer Color Trends All Have One Thing in Common

Earthy green is the color of life, signaling growth, renewal, and transformation. After several years in quarantine, it makes sense that we would crave the comforting arms of Mother Nature at home. 

Pink Clay

Sarah Elliott
Sarah Elliott

Pink clay is a soft and delicate hue that swaddles your space in love and romance. Create a magical tablescape with dinnerware in the amorous shade or cozy it up for a night of beauty Z’s in dreamy pink bedding. Or take it one step further like Athena and create a magical pink shower moment with a slab of Rosa Aurora Macchia Vecchia marble. 

Our 4 Summer Color Trends All Have One Thing in Common
Sarah Elliott
Sarah Elliott
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