Top Colors for 2022


Homes are going green in 2022 — green-hued, that is — based on leading trends from top paint manufacturers.

Subtle green-gray hues are among the top picks for their versatility and serene ambience:

  • “Evoking the silver-green stem of a flower, October Mist creates a canvas for other colors — and your imagination - to blossom,” noted Benjamin Moore in unveiling its 2022 color of the year, October Mist.
  • Sherwin-Williams’ Evergreen Fog incorporates a comparable “soothing” and “subtle” shade that pairs well with bold neutrals, such as Urbane Bronze, Uber Umber and Bakelite Gold.
  • Behr’s silvery green Breezeway provides a sense of respite through its sea glass-inspired tone.
  • Dutch Boy’s Cypress Garden elicits a slightly bolder shade of green to create simple, quiet spaces.
  • PPG’s elegant Olive Spring refreshes the home with its “organic liveliness” and pairs well with rich tones such as Gooseberry, Onyx, Oceania and Castle Stone.
  • Valspar’s 2022 Colors of the Year palette includes its own green-gray hue, Blanched Thyme, that “works beautifully with warmer wood tones for a natural and balanced look.” Warmer colors, such as Rustic Oak, Country Charm, Gilded Linen, Sunset Curtains and Subtle Peach, and bolder shades, such as Mountain River, Fired Earth and Delightful Moon, help round out the palette.
  • Farrow & Ball’s color trends feature Breakfast Room Green, which brightens up a room and offers a colorful backdrop for home décor.

Meanwhile, Pantone selected a bolder color of the year in Very Peri. Similar to other top colors, key qualities for this hue include liveliness and creativity.

“Very Peri brings a novel perspective and vision of the trusted and beloved blue color family, encompassing the qualities of blues, yet at the same time…displays a spritely, joyous attitude and dynamic presence that encourages courageous creativity and imaginative expressions,” noted Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.

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