The color of the year for 2022 has just been announced by Better Homes and Gardens. Check out all of the must-have colors for the new year, according to some of the most well-known brands in the paint industry.
Different people have different reactions to color. During the COVID-19 pandemic’s instability, some people preferred peaceful neutrals, while others preferred bright, uplifting hues. As we begin to picture a post-pandemic world, the colors that fill our homes and lives will once again vary considerably, but some patterns are certain to emerge—and some experts have even predicted the top paint colors for 2022.
Paint firms and color experts share their recommendations for the tint that best captures the current era every year. Their color of the year selections are based on global trends in pop culture, fashion, technology, and design, and the results for 2022 are already in. The latest large paint manufacturer to reveal their decision is Better Homes & Gardens, but there will be many more in the future. Check back to see all of the 2022 colors of the year when they are revealed.
The Better Homes & Gardens collection’s Laurel Leaf is the first-ever paint color of the year, and it’s exclusively available at Walmart. This hazy green tint represents a growing desire to incorporate natural elements into our homes and resembles the renewing beauty of eucalyptus leaves. “People spend more time outside enjoying their backyards, parks, and other outdoor areas during the epidemic,” said Max Wilker, style director for Better Homes & Gardens. “And now those hues of green are making their way back into the house,” says the author.
Laurel Leaf complements creamy whites, comfortable beiges, light to medium wood tones, and leafy house plants because of its organic texture and warm undertones, according to Wilker. Use it in a bedroom to create a calming environment, or in a home office to encourage attention and concentration. It may be used as a stylish backdrop in a dining area, providing color without being overpowering. All Better Homes & Gardens paint colors are available exclusively at Walmart, including Laurel Leaf.
The color of the year for 2022, according to Dunn-Edwards, is a warm, earthy tint that mirrors a larger back-to-nature interior design trend. DET682 by Art and Craft is a mellow, refined brown with a tranquil, grounding effect that captures the richness of walnut wood. In a news release, Sara McLean, color consultant and stylist for Dunn-Edwards, stated, “Art and Craft is a down-to-earth hue that implies stability, comfort, and tranquility, a color that conveys what we all desire right now.”
This gloomy, rich hue is influenced by both the 1970s bohemian style and today’s folksy cottagecore movement. It may be used as an all-over paint color in living rooms, dining rooms, and bedrooms to create a welcoming atmosphere. Coat both the walls and the millwork in Art and Craft for a contemporary look that will engulf the entire area in warm comfort. To liven it up, pair it with light, breezy neutrals, or lean into a rich appearance with brilliant jewel tones. The color of the year for 2022 is available through Dunn-Edwards shops and a variety of smaller merchants around the United States.
October Mist 1495, a delicate, silvery green, is Benjamin Moore’s choice for color of the year for 2022. This botanical hue is inspired by the mild green of a flower stem and serves as the foundation for the brand’s bigger color trends palette for 2022. There are 14 nature-inspired colors in the collection, ranging from tinted off-whites to warm earth tones to vibrant primary colors.
In a news statement, Andrea Magno, Benjamin Moore’s head of color marketing and development, said, “October Mist 1495 and the associated color trends 2022 palette show an effortless harmony of hues while encouraging innovative combinations for any paint job.”
To bring warmth and depth to a monochromatic palette, combine October Mist’s delicate tones with a rich dark hue like Gloucester Sage HC-100. Use an icy blue-green like Quiet Moments 1563 or the inky blue-black Mysterious AF-565 to highlight the cold undertones of this year’s color of the year. October Mist, like the rest of the color trends 2022 palette, is available on Benjamin Moore’s website and in local paint and hardware stores around the country.
Evergreen Fog SW 9130 is Sherwin-Williams’ color of the year for 2022. The mid-tone gray-green represents a departure from the chilly neutrals and vibrant jewel tones that dominated past paint color trends. This soothing, natural hue may provide a warm greeting in foyers, provide a sense of peace and serenity in bedrooms or baths, and infuse restorative energy into living rooms, kitchens, and other communal spaces.
Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams, said in a news release, “Evergreen Fog is a refined wash of color for rooms that want a subtle yet magnificent statement hue.” “Evergreen Fog is an excellent option for modern interiors and exteriors since it urges us to start over.” Warm, earthy neutrals like beige, camel, or coffee brown, says Wadden, can be used to accent the color. Natural materials such as wood, leather, jute, and rattan can then be used to provide additional levels of texture. Incorporate a combination of metal finishes such as warm brass, light gold, or matte black for a polished aesthetic that veers towards glam. Sherwin-Williams outlets all around the country carry Evergreen Fog.
Rather than picking a single color of the year, Valspar has created a palette of 12 natural-inspired colours that symbolize our contemporary need for comfort and quiet. Warm neutrals, hazy pastels, and relaxing blues and greens are among the 2022 colors of the year, which range in intensity from mild to dark. Each color was chosen for its natural associations and potential to promote a calm, upbeat attitude.
In a news release, Sue Kim, Valspar color marketing manager, said, “Colors can power emotions, infusing us with confidence, strength, and curiosity—allowing us to express ourselves with color anywhere—whether it’s a complete room, an accent wall, trim, or furniture.” “Valspar’s 2022 Hues of the Year provide a wide selection of naturally based warm colors that not only assist to relax tensions and increase mood, but also inspire optimism in the future.”
Use these popular colors on your walls, cabinetry, trim, and other surfaces in your house, choosing hues that help you achieve the atmosphere you desire. For a sumptuous feel, paint a bedroom with deep-blue Mountain River 4005-6C and add warm wood accents and soft purple Lilac Lane 1002-4B. For a welcoming warmth in living rooms and entryways, blend off-white Gilded Linen 6002-1A with coppery tones of Rustic Oak 2007-7B. Grey Suit 4004-2A and Blanched Thyme 6001-4A are both excellent for promoting balance and well-being in home offices, baths, or kitchens. Lowe’s shops, Lowes.com, and independent merchants worldwide carry all of Valspar’s colors of the year.
Aleutian HGSW3355 by Sherwin-Williams from HGTV Home epitomizes ease and relaxation like a well-worn pair of faded blue denim. This washed-out indigo is the cornerstone of the Softened Refuge color range, which was named the brand’s color of the year for 2022. In a news statement, Ashley Banbury, senior color designer for HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams, said that the blend of 10 complimentary hues combines soft neutrals with muted earth tones to give “a sense of warmth and tranquillity with color.” “This palette was created to make choosing colors for a well-coordinated home design easier.”
Aleutian looks well with off-white, warm tan, or dusty slate from the collection. The blue-gray tint has a somewhat warm undertone, giving it a balanced look and a relaxing tone that works equally well in public places like kitchens and living rooms as well as private spaces like bedrooms and baths. To emphasize Aleutian’s soothing effect, layer in plenty of texture with natural wood tones and muted linens. Lowe’s stores and Lowes.com are the only places to get the Softened Refuge collection’s hues.
Guacamole PPG1121-5, a bright hue, is Glidden’s choice for color of the year in 2022. This rich avocado-green color is both calming and refreshing. According to a news release, online searches for green paint colors have more than quadrupled since 2020, showing that homeowners are looking for calming tones.
“Over the past year and a half, we’ve all saved lovely green kitchens and earthy-inspired bedrooms on our Pinterest boards and TikToks, motivated by our need for peace, regeneration, and rejuvenation after living through these ‘unusual times,'” Kim Perry, Glidden paint color specialist, said.
Combine Guacamole with white subway tile and matte black accessories in kitchens and bathrooms for a timeless look. Use light wood tones and abundance of plants (real or fake) in living rooms, home offices, and bedrooms to create a soothing, organic atmosphere.
Breezeway MQ3-21 is Behr’s color of the year for 2022. The smooth, silvery blue-green color is similar to sea glass seen on sandy beaches and in the crystal-clear water of a hidden bay. Breezeway evokes a sense of peace because to its natural ties, yet its sharp brightness may also elicit vigor and vitality. Breezeway is “a color that offers an optimistic sense of regeneration, restoration, and healing,” says Erika Woelfel, Behr’s vice president of color and creative services.
Breezeway delivers sharp contrast and a clean aesthetic that’s ideal for an entryway or kitchen when used with bright white and jet-black accessories. It takes on a relaxing, serene effect when paired with soft cream, warm taupe, and natural wood tones, and works well in bedrooms, baths, and living spaces where relaxation is the aim. The light blue has a beach vibe to it, but it also works well with modern and vintage-inspired decor. The Home Depot is the only place to find this paint hue.
PPG chose Olive Sprig PPG1125-4, a gentle, organic green, as its color of the year for 2022. The gray-green hue was selected to reflect rebirth and nature’s tenacity as we adjust to new ways of life post-pandemic, evoking images of a calming aloe vera plant or velvety sage leaves. The rich mid-tone has a familiar and grounded feel to it, and it’s adaptable enough to be utilized as a livelier alternative to classic neutrals.
In a news statement, Amy Donato, senior color marketing manager at PPG paint, said, “DIYers, property managers, designers, and architects are changing away from yesterday’s harsh, neutral palettes and choosing color in all forms.” “Call it revolt, but we’re here for the return of bright hues to usher in a new age of home decor.”
Olive Sprig is a relaxing color that may be used to induce restfulness in a bedroom or to stimulate concentration in an office. The hue is particularly stunning on kitchen cabinetry, especially when paired with polished brass accessories and a lot of white. Olive Sprig looks well with natural materials and textures like rich leather upholstery, woven jute rugs, and wood furniture because of its organic character. The paint hue is available online as well as through PPG paint shops, Home Depot, and other independent retailers around the country.