multifamily housing construction

Colors trending in multifamily construction and interior design

Hint: comfort and safety are paramount in uncertain times

When it comes to multifamily construction and interior design in 2022, health, harmony and well-being are taking center stage. That stands to reason. After all, the past several years have been challenging from many perspectives, and home has played an important role in our rest and recovery from these adversities.

Biophilic design evokes connection to nature

For many people, there’s nothing like being in nature to reset mind, body and soul. The turbulence of the pandemic, economic uncertainty and supply chain issues have driven people to crave uplifting, restful spaces. In the multifamily construction and design world, we’re seeing increased interest in recreating the feeling of the outdoors, indoors. This includes color selection, and trend experts have chosen green and blue colors as their annual highlights for 2022 — a big change from the trend of all-white spaces toward warmer, cozier hues. Here are the colors taking center stage in multifamily interior design.

  • Benjamin Moore has selected 2022 colors named after natural elements: Wild Flower, Pale Moon, Morning Dew, Natural Linen, Fernwood Green, Hint of Violet and the soothing color of the year: October Mist, which is said to evoke the silver-green stem of a flower.
  • Minwax has chosen a stain called Gentle Olive for its color of the year. The hue is a sage with gray undertones, which may be lovely in the living rooms, kitchens or bedrooms in multifamily housing.
  • What’s more relaxing than the rolling surf? Krylon, the spray paint brand, has selected Satin Rolling Surf as their color of the year, reflective of mindfulness and well-being with a definitive pop of optimism.
  • Pantone has selected an entirely new color to celebrate in 2022, with Very Peri, a shade of periwinkle. Aimed at bolstering creativity and curiosity while also symbolizing emergence from the isolation of the pandemic, the color makes a strong statement about transformation and innovation. While still in the family of blues, the color also gives a nod to violet red and dynamism.
  • Dulux has selected Bright Skies as their color of the year. It’s a charming light blue color that is meant to represent a breath of fresh air, with respect to our complex times.
  • Better Homes & Gardens selected its first paint color of the year, again pulling inspiration from nature, with Laurel Leaf. It’s a shade of green reminiscent of eucalyptus leaves.

In 2022, Multifamily housing construction and design lets the outside in through color and more

These colors that evoke the natural world are being further highlighted by natural elements being incorporated into multifamily housing. This includes terrace gardens, natural flooring, organic accents, natural stone walls, exposed brick, warm wood tones and panoramic views, all awash in abundant natural light. As the multifamily housing sector continues to adapt to our changing times, creating spaces that feel like a walk through the welcoming woods may speak to potential tenants on a meaningful, personal level.

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