Check out the must-have shades for the new year, according to three of the biggest names in paint. You might be slightly green with envy.
Color resonates in distinct ways for different people. During the pandemic, some gravitated toward soothing neutrals while others immersed themselves in bright, uplifting colors. For 2022, the colors that fill our homes and lives will again vary widely, but certain trends are likely to emerge—and some experts are already predicting the top 2022 paint colors.
Evergreen Fog SW 9130 is soothing, subtle and a perfect shade to freshen up any space. It's a versatile and calming hue, a chameleon color of gorgeous green-meets-gray, with just a bit of blue. It's a simple but sophisticated wash of beautiful, organic color for spaces that crave a subtle yet stunning statement shade. It pairs well with warm whites, beiges, grays, umber, wicker, and golds.
October Mist 1945 is a gently shaded sage quietly anchors a space, while encouraging individual expression through color. Evoking the silver-green stem of a flower, October Mist creates a canvas for other colors - and your imagination - to blossom. Although October Mist is the Benjamin Moore's Color of the Year, it's inlcuded in The Color Trends 2022 Palette of 14 hues, which is harmonious yet diverse, reliable yet whimsical, and meditative yet eclectic.
Breezeway MQ3-21 is a cool, refreshing shade of green. The soft, silvery blue-green is reminiscent of sea glass found along sandy beaches and the crystal-clear water of a tucked-away bay. Because of its ties to nature, Breezeway establishes a feeling of tranquility, but its crisp brightness can also inspire energy and liveliness. Erika Woelfel, Behr's vice president of color and creative services, calls Breezeway "a color that welcomes a hopeful sense of renewal, restoration, and healing."
In kitchens and bathrooms, pair Guacamole with classic white subway tile and matte black accents for a timeless mix. For living areas, home offices, and bedrooms, try it with light wood tones and plenty of plants (either real or faux) to enhance the calming, organic vibe.