2022 was a unique year in the design world. We saw influences from the pandemic linger, while aesthetic revivals and new fads emerged throughout the year. While some trends are sure to stay, others may soon disappear, burning out as quickly as they had sparked interest.
As we look back on 2022, Redfin reached out to design experts, including us, to share our favorite and not-so-favorite design trends of 2022. Enjoy 2022 Design Trends Wrapped on the Redfin blog. The ones I agree with as characteristic of the past year include:
- Anxiety over environmental well being has reached a fever pitch for me lately. I'm trying to do as much as I can to reuse and adapt existing materials and furnishings on projects and shift towards greener products with a smaller footprint. Shopping vintage, small, handmade, and local as well. Healthy Materials Lab is a wonderful resource as you start planning your next renovation project.
An Embrace of the Color Green
Green is personally my favorite color. I'm going to go a little deeper on this one and say the embrace of earthier olive and sage hues since forest and emerald greens have been popular for a while now.
Traditional Motifs Made a Comeback
This was my contribution to the article. Time-tested traditional interior motifs like a classic checkerboard tile pattern and whimsical scalloped edge detailing never went out of style, but I did notice them coming back in a refreshed way for modern interiors. Some examples we saw in 2022 included 4″x4″ checkerboard tile instead of 12″x12″, zellige instead of marble, and scalloped cabinetry edges, headboards, and fireplace surround.
Which trends do you think defined 2022 and what direction are we headed to in 2023?