Global Design & Colour Expertise

Global Colour Trends. Researched globally. Shared locally

Inspired by trends from across the globe, explore our design themes and bring the beauty of colour to life.

Each year, our colour experts, from a cross section of industries around the world, meet to discuss the most influential factors shaping colour and design trends. The result is a colour trend forecast that is unmatched in scope and expertise in the paint and coatings industry.

There is a uniqueness to PPG’s forecasting expertise in that we identify colour directions for more surfaces than any company in the world.

From automotive to architectural, consumer electronics to aerospace, industrial to packaged goods – we develop a truly global validated palette of colour directions.

The 2021 Color Trends workshop was held in January 2020 prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

View the 2022 Colour & Trends Guide

2022 Colour of the Year

Olive Sprig

Olive Sprig is a relaxed, but enticing green that emulates the feeling of soothing fragrant plant – brightening any space with organic liveliness.

A versatile colour that lives well inside or outside, Olive Sprig blends in with nearly any environment.

2022 Paint Colour Trends

Shaping narratives through trends.
Explore our colour and trend directions which will influence future architectural design trends.


Joyfully Refreshing

The inspired hues hit the high notes, they are vivid and joyful, adding an optimistic jolt of energy into spaces that need it most. The inspired audience embraces innovation and curiosity, and using intriguing designs, will take inspiration from digitally enhanced aesthetics, blurring the lines between real and virtual.


Refresh and Renew

This colour story is casual and mellow addressing the soulful audience. With architecture demonstrating an unwavering commitment to environmental responsibility, the introspective theme draws a deep sense of comfort by bringing nature and self-care into this personality.


Grounded in Tradition

The Invaluable palette brings together a rich library of colour that hold historical references and is not afraid to be bold. Owing to the rising appreciation of vintage and antiques, this palette speaks to the contemporary audience with a desire to layer styles and periods.