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On The Table Read, “the best creativity magazine in the UK“, Alan Boswell Landlord Building Insurance have researched the trendiest paint colours for interior decorating this Autumn.

Interior Paint Colour Trends 2022

As the weather cools, many of us are looking for ways to make our homes feel cosy in the chilly autumnal months. Alan Boswell Landlord Building Insurance noticed a whopping 140% increase* in searches for “interior paint colour trends 2022” over the past months, so set out to discover the trendiest colours to paint our homes this autumn.

After compiling a list of the best autumnal shades, the landlords input them into an online analytics tool, Ahrefs, to find which paint colours have had the most global searches on average over the last month.

Top 10 Trendiest Autumn Paint Colours 2022

RankPaint shadeBrandColour categoryAverage global monthly search volume (September 2022)
1Sulking Room PinkFarrow and BallRed14,800
2PeignoirFarrow and BallRed10,800
3Dead SalmonFarrow and BallRed/Brown9,800
4India YellowFarrow and BallYellow8,750
5Pink GroundFarrow and BallRed7,250
6Blush PinkDuluxRed6,750
7CalamineFarrow and BallRed6,650
8Setting PlasterFarrow and BallRed6,500
9Oxford StoneFarrow and BallBrown6,300
10Honey BeamDuluxCream6,000

Sulking Room Pink

Racking up 14,800 average global monthly searches, the trendiest autumnal colour to paint your home this year is Sulking Room Pink by Farrow and Ball. This romantic muted rose hue is versatile ad warm, and could be easily paired with different colours, giving off a sense of sophistication to your abode.


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With 10,800 average monthly searches, Peignoir ranks as the second most popular fall shade. With a perfect combination of grey and pink, pure elegance accompanies this Gallic-inspired colour. With unique depth this paint colours brings walls to life as autumn draws in. Pair Peignoir walls with neutral hues and incorporate deep, dark accents to add character to your room.

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Dead Salmon

Dead Salmon from Farrow And Ball is the third most popular colour for your fall-inspired transformation. With subtle dusty rose hue with red undertones, Dead Salmon has garnered 9,800 searches on average in the last month. This shade makes the perfect backdrop for candlelit rooms, dining rooms or hallways, creating serene, laid-back vibes. Pops of greens also go exceptionally well with this colour!

India Yellow

With 8,750 average monthly searches worldwide, a fresh lick of India Yellow comes in fourth. This colour is sure to conjure up warmth in your living space as the night gets longer.

Pink Ground

Rounding off the top five most on-trend autumn paint colours with 7250 searches is Farrow and Ball’s Pink Ground. Dusty pink with a dose of yellow pigment, this soft shade is best complemented with darker hues for a warm, inviting atmosphere.

Finishing the Top 20 Trendiest Autumnal Colours

RankPaint shadeBrandColour categoryAverage global monthly search volume (September 2022)
11=IncarnadineFarrow and BallRed5,800
11=Dutch OrangeFarrow and BallOrange5,800
13Red EarthFarrow and BallRed5,350
14JitneyFarrow and BallBrown5,100
15Cinder RoseFarrow and BallRed4,750
16Copper BlushDuluxOrange3,600
17London StoneFarrow and BallBrown3,500
18Picture Gallery RedFarrow and BallRed3,000
19Mouse’s BackFarrow and BallBrown2,750
20Middleton PinkFarrow and BallRed2,700

Choosing The Right Paint Colours

Heath Alexander-Bew, director of personal lines at Alan Boswell Landlord Building Insurance, offered guidance for landlords on choosing the right paint colour for rental properties:

Picking the right paint colour for your rental home could be one of the hardest and most crucial design decisions to make, as a well-decorated, visually appealing room will certainly help attract high-quality tenants.

You want to use something on-trend but not too striking and niche so it suits a larger audience and ensures your property isn’t left unoccupied for long. Neutral colours are a safe bet, providing tenants with a blank canvas that allows them to personalise their space much easier. Light beiges, tans, creams and soft greys are all ideal colours that will give the illusion of a larger space.

Moreover, to save money in the long run, it’s best to Invest in quality paint as you want it to be durable and take knocks and scratches. Remember to take pictures of the areas you’ve added a fresh coat of paint to before renting out and keep your receipts. So when a property is handed back to you and the walls are damaged, you have proof when it comes to who should bear the costs of reinstating the area back to its original state.”


  1. Alan Boswell Landlord Building Insurance were keen to find out the most on-trend paint colours this autumn.
  2. The experts trawled through reputable sites (ie. Elle DecorFabrics and Papers) and determined five of the top autumnal shades for the study: red, orange, yellow, cream, and brown.
  3. Next, by utilising online analytics tool, Ahrefs, the top three most popular UK paint brands were identified by their average global monthly searches: Farrow & Ball – 246,000 searches; Dulux – 194,000 searches; Crown – 50,000 searches.
  4. Each brand’s paint colours under the five selected shades were then inputted into the Keyword Explorer Tool on Ahrefs, along with variations of the brand name and shade, to unveil their average global monthly search volume.
  5. Subsequently, the final monthly search volumes were ranked in descending order with the paint colour garnering the highest number of online searches over the past month concluded to be the trendiest shade this autumn.
    1. To guarantee accuracy, colours with less than 500 monthly searches were omitted from the study, resulting in 87 shades left in the final dataset.
  6. Data was collected on October 4th 2022 and is accurate as of then.
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