Design Trends to Look for in 2022

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If you want to refresh your home’s interior with this year’s hottest trends, we have the inside scoop to help you get started. Clayton’s interior designer Dara Roberts shares which colors, materials and styles are leading the 2022 design trends and how you can incorporate them into your home.

A new year means a fresh start and that includes your home’s decor. If your home needs an update, whether you want to try new colors or want to completely change your design style, we’re helping you transform your house into your dream home. Dara Roberts, an interior designer with Clayton’s Home Innovation Lab, shares the hottest trends in home design for 2022 – from dark, moody colors to nature-inspired patterns.

The Hottest Colors of 2022

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A Warm Neutral

This year, comfort and warmth are at the top of everyone’s mind. That means it’s out with the gray and in with warmer neutrals like shades of cream, tan and earthy tones. You can incorporate these neutral shades in rooms with a lot of hard surfaces, like a bathroom, to help soften the look, or even a bedroom to create a relaxing oasis.

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Black Is Here to Stay

"Consumers are craving a more bold environment," said Dara. Small touches of black have been around for the past couple years, and they're here to stay. Dara suggests using this popular classic in trim, cabinetry, tiles and furniture. We love the look of the black subway tile backsplash paired with the white cabinets in this kitchen, but you can also incorporate black DuraCraft® cabinets to add depth and dimension to your home’s overall look.

A manufactured home living room with a dark plum tray ceiling.

Sophisticated Hues

Some new colors will make their way into 2022. If you’re looking for something a little different that also brings a high-end look, try decorating with dark plums, deep dusty pinks and terra cotta. All these shades make a visual impact while adding warmth to a room.

Textures and Patterns to Try in 2022


This year, we’re bringing the outside in. You’ll see more nature-inspired patterns in textures like stone accents, wire-brushed oak beams, wood grain accents and florals. You can incorporate these patterns in fabrics, wallpapers, ceramics and more.

If you aren’t sure how to bring nature-inspired textures and patterns into your home, try adding small doses of stoneware, terracotta, marble and travertine in decorative objects, backsplashes, furniture and even bathroom surfaces.

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Rooms of Focus

With so many people spending more time at home these days, your rooms are more important than ever. And to make the most of your interior space, dual-purpose rooms are on the rise.

“For example, dining rooms lined with storage for wine or books and rooms equipped for both working from home and breaking a sweat,” said Dara.

Having a multipurpose flex room in your home to fit your family’s different needs is a priority for many. Multifunctional laundry rooms have also climbed high on the list of rooms families are looking for in a home. You will see laundry room features such as convenient drop zones, a washing station, a home office nook and even a designated area for pets become more popular in 2022.

Eclectic Style

Farmhouse style has been a longtime favorite, but if you’re craving something new, you’re in luck. We are seeing a lean toward more of an eclectic style. When adding eclectic elements to your home, try combining new with the old. Decorate with reworked vintage finds, family heirlooms and custom pieces. Thrift stores and estate sales are good places to shop if you want to incorporate more one-of-a-kind eclectic pieces.


With people spending more time at home, most want to bring a feeling of comfort and timelessness to their homes. Classic furniture pieces will be more prominent this year coupled with traditional design elements like wallpaper. But you can still put a fun spin on traditional style by choosing classic furniture pieces with bold jewel tones and unexpected patterns.

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Global Influence

Global design is a way to make you feel like you’re traveling the world without actually leaving home. This look features a combination of historic and cultural-inspired decor in accent pieces, furniture styles, fixtures and layouts following the principles of feng shui. This style also gives you the opportunity to display items from your own travels.

Now that you know what home design elements are trending, we hope it inspires you to refresh your home’s interior. You can save looks and styles you love to your Favorites account to help you build the Clayton Built® home of your dreams.

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