Emerging color and design trends

After revealing its choice of Olive Sprig as its 2022 Color of the Year, PPG has three trends that its experts believe will be top of mind in the next year:

Rise of glamour and art deco influences
2022 will see glamourous design and art deco elements come to the forefront in hospitality design. Hotels and restaurants are likely to incorporate the opulence of these styles while layering in comfortable, inviting and cozy touches.

“Our color experts found that consumers are more inclined to adopt more colorful selections after difficult inflection points throughout history, often seen during the Roaring Twenties or after the Great Depression,” said Ashley McCollum, color expert, PPG. “As part of this cyclical history, PPG is seeing post-pandemic optimism infiltrating commercial and residential design spaces, translating into a design aesthetic that creates a sense of escapism. Similar to the Roaring Twenties, we are seeing many hotels starting to opt for Gatsby-inspired design, using deep rich hues like PPG’s Gooseberry, Castle Stone and Ancient Copper, and pairing these colors with dark woods and brass accents to really turn up the drama, but also not avoiding comfort.”

Evoke calm with Olive Sprig
Olive Sprig, a highly adaptable muted green, creates a sense of calm in both guestrooms and public spaces. With close ties to hues found organically in nature, this green is versatile enough to be used in any type of hotel, from budget chain to premier boutique.

Whether their stay is for business or leisure, hotel guests expect a relaxing and restful stay whether they are at a premier boutique or more budget-friendly lodging,” said McCollum. “PPG’s 2022 Color of the Year, Olive Sprig, has the versatility to be used with a mix of design styles in both guestrooms and communal spaces while also evoking a sense of calm and rejuvenation.”

Prioritizing health and hygiene
The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have made it important to design spaces fitted for contactless services and sterilization of rooms and spaces. “As hotels continue to navigate the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and work to prioritize the health of guests and staff, builders and designers are aware of the increased need to use protective products for hospitality projects,” said Brian Osterried, color expert, PPG. “PPG recently received EPA registration for its COPPER ARMOR paint powered by Corning Guardiant technology, proven to continuously kill 99.9% of viruses and bacteria, including SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, within two hours of contact on the painted surface for up to five years.”

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