It’s high time for a fresh start, wouldn’t you say? Every year, paint companies and color experts alike make their top color predictions based on everything that is happening in design, pop culture, fashion, and home trends. In past years, you would often see a variety of hues, but in 2022 there is a definite consensus. Industry experts predict optimistic colors that make us feel healthy, serene, and centered. Full of calming blues and rejuvenating greens, here is a round-up of all of the Color of the Year picks for 2022…


Pantone: Very Peri

For the first time in Pantone’s history, the company created an entirely new color for its 2022 Color of the Year instead of selecting one from its existing color library. Very Peri is a periwinkle blue with a violet red undertone, a combination that is both cheery and warm, to symbolize transition and new possibilities.


Benjamin Moore: October Mist

Benjamin Moore selected an earthy and dreamy sage green that feels both fresh and timeless. With its gentle shading, October Mist is subtle enough to serve as a neutral color in any room and naturally pairs with a wide variety of other colors. The cool green evokes a sense of effortless harmony with its nod to nature. October Mist also created the foundation for Benjamin Moore’s Color Trends 2022 Palette, a collection of botanical hues that easily pair with one another.


Sherwin-Williams: Evergreen Fog

Sherwin-Williams also hopes to inspire serenity in 2022 with their grey-green pick, Evergreen Fog. Their take on this calming color represents a return to a soft, more muted palette for a company whose more recent Color of the Year picks have been more saturated neutrals and jewel tones. More and more homeowners are being drawn to organic textiles and natural materials and Evergreen Fog beautifully aligns with that sensibility.


Graham & Brown: Breathe

Graham & Brown sees 2022 is a breath of fresh air. Breathe is a powdery blue that helps bring tranquility and peace to any space in your home, exactly what we all need for the year ahead. As a mid-tone blue, Breathe is dark enough to add color and depth, but also light enough to remain breezy and refreshing. As is on trend with many of the 2022 Colors of the Year, it pairs well with numerous colors and neutrals.


Glidden: Guacamole

Given its reign at the top of food trends over the last several years, it should come as no surprise that Guacamole has made its way into home design. Glidden’s 2022 Color of the Year is a spirited and energetic hue inspired by everyone’s favorite dip. Guacamole complements a variety of design style from farmhouse spaces with rustic woods and glossy white subway tiles to glam rooms with luxe gold and matte black accents.


Behr: Breezeway

Inspired by seaglass found on the beach, Breezeway is a silvery-green hue with cool undertones signaling a fresh start both inside and outside of the home. Behr hopes its 2022 Color the Year inspires people to pursue untapped passions and embrace exciting opportunities. Breezeway is a color that welcomes a hopeful sense of renewal and restoration.


PPG: Olive Sprig

Are you sensing a theme yet? PPG also hopes their 2022 selection mimics nature’s resiliency and regrowth in what we hope is a post-pandemic world. Olive Sprig is a crisp, earthy grey-green that emulates the feeling of a soothing aloe vera or fragrant plant — brightening any space with organic liveliness. Olive Sprig blends with its environment and pairs well with natural materials and striking architectural elements.


HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams: Aleutian

Tranquil reigns yet again with Sherwin-Williams 2022 pick, this time as a part of its popular HGTV Home collection. Aleutian is a washed indigo hue that bridges the gap between warm and cool colors promoting balance.  Influenced by the desire to find respite from the day-to-day, Aleutian, combined with the other nine colors in the HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams 2022 Color Collection of the Year, can help you create a personal sanctuary and place of refuge in your home.


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