If you are looking for commercial painting in Phoenix AZ or Scottsdale, or elsewhere in Arizona, the experts at Ghaster Painting & Coatings can help. We have more than 45 years of experience in creating beautiful, inviting, and long-lasting finishes for retail and hospitality establishments.

We have seen many trends over the years, including some we would all like to forget. Here are some of the painting trends in retail and hospitality for 2022, along with some things that never go out of fashion.

Retail and Hospital Painting Trends in 2022

The three big trends for 2022 have to do with cleanliness, sustainable/eco-friendly products, and colors.

Post-COVID Concerns

After two years of wearing masks, using hand sanitizer, and dealing with COVID, today’s consumers are much more aware of germs. In the hospitality industry, customers now rate cleanliness as 36 times more important than things like a fancy pool, deluxe in-room coffee machines, or lavish breakfast.

The paint colors you choose can evoke cleanliness and help customers feel comfortable in your establishment. There are also anti-microbial paints and coatings that have enhanced resistance to bacteria and germs.

Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Products

Nearly 90% of consumers believe sustainability should be standard practice for businesses. Using eco-friendly choices can make a difference.

Paint color is a big consideration for commercial painting projects in Phoenix and Scottsdale. Lighter-colored paint on building exteriors will reflect the heat and cut down on energy costs for interior cooling. You should also choose low or no-VOC paints and coatings. VOC stands for volatile organic compound, which is what produces that new paint smell. Low VOC paints will produce fewer gases, reduce odor, and provide better indoor air quality.

New Colors

Each year, major paint companies launch new colors and designate certain color palettes at the hot new colors for the year. Much like fashion trends, these colors seem to go in cycles. Sherwin-Williams Color Forecast for 2022, for example, lists 40 colors that embrace “creativity, intent, and exploration.” By the way, the 2022 color of the year is Evergreen Fog (a mix of green, grey, and blue) according to Sherwin Williams. Benjamin Moore says it’s October Mist (silver/green), while Pantone says it’s Veri Peri (periwinkle blue with violet undertones).

When choosing colors, keep in mind that what’s trendy today may not be tomorrow. Depending on how often you want to repaint, you can still choose contemporary colors that will not look out-of-date next year.

All-Time Classics

Some things just stand the test of time. While they may not be trendy, they are crucial to creating a beautiful and long-lasting finish.


One of the most important decisions you will make will be about the products you choose. While color is important, durability should be top of mind. Commercial painting for Phoenix and Scottsdale AZ businesses need to account for intense heat and exposure to wind and rain for exteriors. For interiors, retail and hospitality establishments attract a lot of visitors, which results in wear and tear.

You will want the most durable finishes you can get to provide long-lasting protection.


Quality means choosing high-quality paints and finishes. You may be able to reduce your costs by choosing lower quality products, but you will likely notice wear more quickly and have to repaint more often. In the long run, it will be more expensive.

“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness
of low price is forgotten.” – Ben Franklin


A trend in retail and hospitality that is always is important is working with an experienced Phoenix or Scottsdale commercial painting contractor that has decades of experience.

Ghaster Painting & Coatings have worked on some of the most challenging paint jobs throughout Arizona. Visit our photo gallery to see the quality of our work.

We take pride in our ability to make your building shine and give you confidence for the future. We offer an industry-leading, comprehensive warranty. Our painting crews are professionals and have passed safety training and background checks. All of our painting crews are team members. We do not subcontract painting, and we do not use day laborers.

When you work with Ghaster Painting & Coatings, you get a professional job from start to finish. We have the experience you need to get the results you want. We guarantee a stress-free experience so you can focus on your growing your business.

Commercial Painting Phoenix AZ and Scottsdale 

Need commercial painting in Phoenix,  Scottsdale, or anywhere else in Arizona? Contact Ghaster Painting and Coatings at (602) 277-8541 or request a bid online.

Author Kirsten Ghaster

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