PPG launches 2022+ Colour & Design trends
November 2021


While the pandemic continues to play out across the world, and while we continue to whirl in the uncertainty of this new era, people are starting to look into the possible future in order to create a sense of hope for the year ahead. With this in mind, thirty-five stylists from eleven countries within eight major business segments of PPG combined more than a century of expertise to create our 2022 Colour & Design Trends.

2021 was a year of firsts and we embraced a new normal, slowed down our lifestyles and we are now ready for a refresh. As people begin to focus on the year ahead, and as 2022 draws nearer and nearer in sight, we are at the beginning of something new, looking into the horizon No alt text provided for this imageand holding it as a symbol for the state of reflection, hope and reverence in which we find ourselves being.

Our teams from around the world converged virtually for the first time to combine our collective research and develop the for ecast and overarching theme for 2022 – Horizon. Despite being miles apart and separated by numerous time zones, our experts held lively debates, used new digital collaboration tools and curated a cross-cultural trends direction ultimately selecting the Voice of Colour 2022 Colour of the Year.


Unique to PPG’s forecasting expertise is the fact-based approach we use to identify the colour direction combined with years of research to provide a truly global and validated exclusive process.

We saw green budding everywhere; as a natural world symbol it is the rising colour in the design market. One particular shade that kept jumping up at us for its versatile and highly usable disposition: Olive Sprig. The soft grey-green is soothing, like a fragrant plant reminiscent of the natural world and it brightens any space with an organic liveliness – the perfect refresh.

While you are seeking colour inspiration for your next design project, consider that Olive Sprig works almost like a neutral, it is a flexible hue that adapts to most environments, styles and usages, bringing your designs to life.