Every year, the Natural Colour System, or NCS, releases its colour trend forecast for the new year. In 2022, four colour directions have been forecasted: zience, one, spring rebels, and zero.
Each direction encompasses an idea that you can focus on for the new year ahead.
In this guide, we’re going to break down what the NCS colour trends for 2022 mean. We’ll give you our ideas for how you can use these trends in your home and designs.
The Zience Colour Trend
The first colour trend, zience, blends the words zen and science together to create a new concept. According to NCS, 2022 and beyond will be a post-pandemic era, but that doesn’t mean we will forget the lessons that the pandemic has taught us.
We’ve learned to find zen in the present moment when the future feels uncertain. We also learned to rely on science and experts to guide us through dark times.
Colours that fall into the zience direction are colours that invoke a sense of calm. Think of soft greens, deep mauve tones, sunset orange, and calming purple shades.
The One Colour Trend
Another thing that the pandemic taught us is to seek refuge in nature. Many people became one with nature in a new way during 2020. The one colour trend is all about bringing the outdoors in and embracing the refuge of nature in your own home.
For this direction, think about bamboo green, ocean blue, deep browns, and orchid pink. Earthy tones can also fall into this category. If you want your home to feel like an oasis, start with your colour palette.
The Spring Rebels Colour Trend
The post-pandemic world will be all about reclaiming the joy that the pandemic stole from us. Essentially, it’s time to party again. Spring rebels know what it feels like to survive a long winter, and they aren’t afraid to explore their creativity.
For the spring rebel category, think vibrant pink, orange, blue, purple, and yellow. Don’t be afraid to go bold with your colour choices in 2022.
The Zero Colour Trend
For most people, the pandemic era exposed what really matters in life. Many people adopted more minimalist lifestyles to reduce distractions and focus on the important things. That’s what the zero direction is all about.
For a minimalist home, go with stark neutral colours like black and white. It may sound basic, but there are tons of things you can do within black and white shades. For example, soft white is a warm white tone that feels minimalist while still being inviting.
Final Thoughts on NCS Colour Trends For 2022
At MAS Paints, we’re looking ahead to 2022 with an optimistic approach, and we want you to join us. You can use these NCS colour trends for 2022 to forge your way in a brand new world.
If you need assistance in navigating the colour trends or choosing the perfect paint colour for your home, our expert team is here to help. Contact us today to talk colours and paint supplies.