The Colors You’ll See Everywhere in 2022
Are you looking to make big changes in your home soon? You’ll definitely want to know about the trendy colors the experts have selected as the 2022 Colors of the Year. Much like 2021’s top picks, these new, up-and-coming selections exude the calmness so many of us have sought after during these past couple of years. Read on to learn more about the 2022 Colors of the Year and how you can use them in your own home.
Aleutian by HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams
Unlike many of 2022’s winning colors, this beautiful faded indigo offers a muted pop of blue suitable for any space. Since Aleutian is a cool-toned color with subtle warm undertones, it’s pretty versatile. Decorate with a mix of warm and cool colors – just be aware that if balance is your goal, you may want to take things slowly by adding one accessory at a time. If you want to play it safe, sprinkle in restful wood accessories, neutral colors, and natural textures to give your space some extra character.
Aleutian is part of a larger collection called Softened Refuge, which features several neutral shades perfect for creating a calm environment.
October Mist 1495 by Benjamin Moore
October Mist 1495 is one of many botanical shades listed on 2022’s list of top colors. Its subtle green hue reminds decorators of the stem of a young flower, making it a great choice in spaces that could use a little livening up. Not sure what colors to add to the room after painting? The sage shade goes well with the other colors in Benjamin Moore’s winning 2022 palette, making accessorizing a breeze. October Mist 1495 is a wonderful pick for anyone who’d like to add subtle hints of nature to the indoors.
Valspar’s Multiple Shades
This year, Valspar was unable to choose just one color! Instead, the company curated a list of a dozen hues inspired by nature. These colors include relaxing blues and greens, faded pastels, and warm neutrals. Interestingly, they range from subtle and light to incredibly dark, leaving room for homeowners to choose what fits their preferences. Colors have powerful effects on moods, and that was one of the factors that played into Valspar’s decision to choose multiple shades. Each selection was chosen for its ability to contribute to a sense of peace.
With colors like Fired Earth, Lilac Lane, and Delightful Moon topping the company’s list, consumers have a wide range of warm colors to work with. If you’re not sure about repainting an entire room, consider using one of these shades on cabinets, on an old piece of furniture, or on an accent wall.
Delightful Moon by Valspar offers a creative pop of color that can brighten the mood of any room.
Image courtesy of Valspar.
Guacamole by Glidden
This ripe shade offers an unforgettable pop of organic color reminiscent of a bright forest. Why so many greens on 2022’s lists of favorite colors? Well, searches for green paint colors have more than doubled, sending clear signals that homeowners are eager for shades that remind them of the outdoors.
Keep an eye out for Guacamole green cabinets, kitchens, and bedrooms as consumers continue to create rejuvenating havens for themselves at home. If calmness is your goal, focus on incorporating plants and natural wood tones to enhance soothing vibes.
Art and Craft by Dunn-Edwards
One of the darker shades on this list, Art and Craft is a rich earth tone that aims to ground homeowners with its warm, laid-back hue. It’s most popular in homes that feature folksy and bohemian trends, but you can do just about anything you want with a classic color like this! Create a truly neutral space by jumping for neutral accessories, or bring in pops of color with jewel tones or pretty pastels. Art and Craft by Dunn-Edwards reflects the transition of interior design to elements that bring consumers back to nature. While this dark shade certainly isn’t for every room, it’s a great statement color for the right space!
Evergreen Fog by Sherwin-Williams
Sherwin-Williams chose Evergreen Fog as their Color of the Year for 2022. Like other colors on this list, this mid-tone gray-green paint elicits a natural feel aimed to inspire a sense of peace in our busy lives. Use this shade to restore life to dull entryways and bring some Zen into common areas. Warm, earthy neutrals complement Evergreen Fog very well. Consider bringing wood, natural metals, and textured materials to the space to bolster natural energy.
Image courtesy of Sherwin-Williams.
Breezeway by Behr
This shade is technically green, but it’s so cool, you might not even know it! It reminds consumers of sea glass found on a sandy beach – the only thing missing is the sound of gently lapping waves! Although there’s no doubt it’s a calming color, Breezeway is just crisp enough to inspire a welcoming liveliness as well. Consider decorating using contrasting colors like black and white for a clean look, or take advantage of natural elements to maintain a coastal feel. However you decorate, this paint color is a standout.
Olive Sprig by PPG
Another wonderful green paint to add to the list! Olive Sprig’s gray-green hue represents regrowth and resiliency – concepts that many people have come to aspire to after the last chaotic couple of years. This color is versatile enough to use in an office to create a sense of rejuvenation or in a bedroom to evoke restfulness and harmony. Like the other soothing shades chosen as 2022’s Colors of the Year, Olive Sprig pairs well with natural elements than enhance a sense of nature.
Remember, just because these colors are trending does not mean you need to redecorate. If you love your home, own it! It’s okay if all these natural shades don’t create quite the right energy for you. Perhaps you love timeless colors or plan to truly customize your home with bright shades you’ll still adore years from now. No matter how you choose to decorate, remember: if you plan to sell any time soon, potential buyers might not appreciate your style. In these cases, it’s often better to stick to the classics and let the new buyers choose their own colors later.
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