Every year all the major paint companies announce their color of the year. They typically take a look at emerging design trends and choose a color that reflects what is going on in the design industry.
So today I thought I would bring you the top three picks for 2022. If you’re planning on doing any renovations this year you might want to consider adding one of these colors. Paint is such an easy and inexpensive way to make a bold statement in your room! It never ceases to amaze me what a can of paint can do for you.
All of this year's picks are colors that are nostalgic and warm. They remind us of a simpler time but people are using them in a way that is updated and modern.
Let’s start with Sherwin Williams. They named their color of the year for 2022 and it’s Evergreen Fog.
Evergreen Fog is an earthy gray green that is inspired by nature giving an overall calming feeling to any room you put it in. It works great with other neutral colors as well as warm leather furniture and mixed metals.
This is not a surprise to me because nature driven design elements are still trending. And let’s be honest, we are still recovering from 2020 and could use some relaxation in our homes! Organic materials and sustainability continue to be top of mind for consumers and this was a driving factor in Sherwin Williams choosing this color.
So how do you use this in your own home? I personally love it in bedrooms, living rooms, bathrooms, or a home office. Anywhere you need to relax really! Below is a picture of a bedroom I designed using Evergreen Fog.
Evergreen fog is going to pair nicely with SW Shoji White. Shoji White has a green undertone which plays nicely with the green hue of Evergreen Fog. Accessible Beige is another great Sherwin Williams white that pairs nicely with Evergreen Fog.
PP&G, not surprisingly, also picked a green for their color of the year. PP&G chose Olive Sprig. Olive Sprig evokes a feeling of nature and also pairs nicely with brass tones and wood elements that we are seeing everywhere in design this year.
Interesting side note here- designers aren’t the only ones who care about color trends. Automotive, electronic, and aerospace companies also use color forecast predictions to determine colors for their products. Remember when rose gold and blush pink were all the rage?
Like Sherwin Williams' Evergreen Fog, Olive Sprig is a nice neutral green that is going to also pair well with other neutral tones.
Farrow and Ball picked 5 new colors for 2022. The first one is Babouche. I just love saying that. It sounds fancy yet fun! Babouche is a warm yellow that is a bold choice. I think if you're going to use this fun, sunny color I would use it on a front door or maybe even in a powder room. Moderation is key when working with bold colors like this.
The second color Farrow and Ball chose is School House White. This a warm white that is going to go nicely with any of the colors listed here.
And of course, not to be left out on the green trend, coming in at No 3 is Breakfast Room Green (I just love their paint names!) Breakfast Room Green is also a relaxing, nature inspired shade of green.
This is such a fun green and can really be used anywhere. The possibilities are endless with this one!
Stone Blue is pick number four and I think this would look great on furniture or any architectural detail in your home. It’s a class color that will look good for years to come.
Finally, Farrow and Ball round it out with a bold color choice, Incarnadine. Incarnadine is a bright crimson red. This is a bold choice so use it wisely. I think it would work nice on a front door or in a more formal room like a dining room.
I love that we are trending away from the cold whites and grey's of the last decade. I personally love color and warmer colors so this is right up my alley! My favorite colors on this list would be Stone Blue and Evergreen Fog. What's your favorite?
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P.S. You can check out my friend and fellow designer Katy's take on Sherwin Williams color of the year here or if you have a more modern design check out Modern Virtual Designs post here.