Newmor’s Design and Colour Trend Forecast 2022

The change in our personal and working lives over the last couple of years has left many of us reminiscing happier times. This has undoubtedly influenced the Newmor Wallcoverings trends for 2022 as there is a nostalgic thread running through them. Their bold patterns and colour palettes make us feel safe and cautiously optimistic about the future.

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Rose Campbell, Head of Product and Creative Development at Newmor explains, “as a society we have a greater appreciation for quality, craftsmanship, classic design, nature and sustainability. Whilst there is an element of nostalgia, we cannot ignore the impact of the metaverse and our shared social connections. We have developed six distinctive trends which we believe will have the greatest influence on commercial interiors in 2022.”  

New Romantics

A movement that started in the late ‘70s, the New Romantics trend was characterised by flamboyant fashion influenced by Victorian Dandies. Here we see the trend being given a modern twist. It’s all about classic elegance and understated luxury, with bold contrasts of off white and black and the resurgence of reds making a dramatic statement. Quality and craftsmanship are also key to this trend.

Key colours: Black and off white (greys and beiges), all shades of red, metallic highlights.

Moody blues

Following on from the biophilic trend which focuses on plants and greens, there is now a strong focus on blues inspired by the sky and sea. This is fresh and invigorating with weathered surfaces. Denim, marble and modern takes on blue and white stoneware are strong influences on this trend which pair well with tan leather, wood, and brass finishes to keep the overall look warm and inviting.

Key colours: All shades of blue, from seafoam to navy, tan, brass, and warm neutrals.


This trend is all about wellness and creating a sanctuary, having soft organic things around you that calm your mind and encourage serenity. Beautiful textures ignite the senses, and the cosy palette is warm and calming. Natural textures are key. Rattan, weaves, boucle finishes and handmade paper are integral to this look.

Key colours: Warm neutrals, clay, sage green, nude.

Into The Mix

Pattern clash and individual style underpin this trend. Anything goes and it’s a bold statement that also has a strong make-do-and-mend aesthetic. Chintzy and check fabrics patched together create a fun and nostalgic aesthetic with a strong message of recycling and sustainability

Key colours: Anything goes but slightly aged and muted brights.

Night Fever

 This trend is a modern twist on the ‘60s and ‘70s, showcasing geometric patterns, rounded tubular shapes and lux finishes. With a focus on craftsmanship and quality materials including leather, velvet and fur paired with the sumptuous colour palette it’s bringing the ‘70s right up to date.

Key colours: Brown, orange, mustard avocado, burgundy, teal in sumptuous jewel tones.


A word coined by Kevin Kelly meaning a positive but not perfect future, the Protopia trend is looking forward to a metaverse influenced futuristic trend which celebrates advances in technology and materials. The bright and joyous palette is enhanced by lighting effects, ombres and metallics.

Key colours: Neon, violet, pink, turquoise, metallics, micas, Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2022 – Very Peri.

Newmor specialise in commercial quality wide-width fabric-backed vinyl wallcoverings, which are manufactured in their own facility in Wales. Their products can be found all over the world in hotels, bars and restaurants, healthcare, education, cruise, and leisure installations.

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