Over the years, we have seen the rise and fall of moody tones and bright whites. Even long-favored blue hues are beginning to see a decline in home design. Now, in 2022, color experts across the globe are selecting color trends that will shape and influence homes for years to come. Among their many predictions is the underlying theme of embracing nature in our interiors and creating sanctuary with calm, optimistic pigments. Take a look at their top picks for 2022 colors of the year below.

2022 Colors of the Year
Photo courtesy of Benjamin Moore

Benjamin Moore named October Mist as their official color of 2022, an earthy shade of green that evokes a sense of peace and relaxation. Described by the brand as a “gently shaded sage that quietly anchors while encouraging creative expressions through color,” October Mist is as versatile as it is neutral.

2022 Colors of the Year
Photo courtesy of Dulux.

UK based paint brand Dulux chose Bright Skies as their color of the year, a “light, airy and optimistic blue that’s good for the soul.” The company suggest pairing the color with similarly uplifting tones to inspire creativity and sharpness. Or, choose a palette of trend-leading greens to bring pieces of the outdoors into your urban oasis.

2022 Colors of the Year
Photo courtesy of Sherwin-Williams.

A soothing and organic shade, Sherwin-Williams names Evergreen Fog as their top pick for 2022. The shade’s gray undertones maintain a neutral appearance, while still being bold enough to freshen any space. Echoing a common nature-inspired sentiment, Evergreen Fog evokes memories of an early alpine hike through mist-covered mountaintops.

Photo courtesy of PPG.

PPG describes their 2022 Color of the Year, Olive Sprig, as “an enticing green that emulates the feeling of soothing aloe vera or a fragrant plant.” Lively yet grounded, the green shade works well with natural materials like bamboo flooring or wooden cabinets.

2022 Colors of the Year
Photo courtesy of Glidden.

“We have taken our green-and-guac-loving affinity to a whole new level” Glidden states in their description of the green shade. Guacamole is a spirited hue adding energy to any space, particularly kitchens and offices. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that the name alone provokes feelings of adoration for the millennial’s favorite fruit.

2022 Colors of the Year
Photo courtesy of Dunn-Edwards

Inspired by 17-century painters and earthy tones, Art and Craft is Dunn-Edwards 2022 Color of the Year. The warm cinnamon shade offers a stark backdrop for curated gallery walls and handcrafted pieces. The name itself references the architectural period that stepped away from mass-produced design in favor of thoughtful, handcrafted design. “Art and Craft is a timeless, versatile hue that beckons us to revisit the classics,” reads a press release from the brand.


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