New hues to refresh your views
Each new year brings a feeling of the opportunity for a fresh start and a new beginning—and according to the color experts, the trends will be just that.
Big paint companies like BEHR, Sherwin Williams, and Benjamin Moore have released their 2022 color schemes and they don’t disappoint with their beautiful, calm, and fresh feel.
Trends lean into the farmhouse decor vibe, making it even more fabulous than before with more depth to its earthy inspired roots.
So, what color represents a fresh start? According to paint companies, 2022 will be a year to decorate in shades of green. We’ve gathered below a sneak peak at what those shades will be.
Sherwin Williams—Evergreen Fog
Evergreen Fog is Sherwin Williams’ Color of the Year, a dusty green-meets-grey hue with a tiny splash of blue. True to its name, it will leave you reminiscent of a quiet walk through a foggy forest. Their 2022 color trends consist of four curated color palettes including 40 hues of “pure inspiration.”
Says the company, “There is so much more to color than meets the eye. It’s a part of our identity. It moves us. It has the power to change the very essence of everything it touches. Color can set a mood, create a conversation, soothe and ground us. Through color, we navigate our world, understand it more deeply, and lend it our own personal touch.”
How does Evergreen Fog work into Farmhouse decor? Really there are endless possibilities. Envision accent walls, furniture, and so much more! Sanding and repainting your decor with the latest farmhouse color can give your pieces a new fresh look.
Evergreen Fog would make an amazing accent wall or even touch up your bed frame to match your farmhouse themes.
Behr’s 2022 Color of the Year and color trends palette encourages everyone to embrace the path ahead with uplifted spirits. The Color of the Year, Breezeway, is a silvery shade of green with cool undertones.
How do they describe it? “A relaxed and uplifting sea glass green expressing peace and tranquility for forward movement.”
Breezeway is part of BEHR’s 20 color collection, which has everything from warm earthy tones to bold reds and soothing blues. Unlike the competitors’ selections, this color is carefree enough to paint an entire room. A lighter shade than the rest, it will open up the room making it feel bright and soothing.
Pair it with Nightingale grey, Studio Clay, or one of the other inspired color trends for an accent wall. BEHR’s 2022 color trend collection will not disappoint.
Benjamin Moore—October Mist
Benjamin Moore's October Mist is a beautiful shade of sage, the color you see when picking the fresh herb. “This gently shaded Sage quietly anchors a space while encouraging individual expression through color,” the company notes.
Fourteen hues make up Benjamin Moore’s 2022 color trends palette. Personal favorite colors to compliment this inspired green are Natural Linen, Wildflower, and Morning Dew. We envision a new look for kitchen islands, with accent pieces coming to life from this trend-setting new palette.
Brush a little on
While not everyone has time to repaint everything each year, we know that these color palettes can be a fun starting point.
Farmhouse trends tend to lean towards traditional and neutral tones, so if you aren’t ready to commit to a new paint then you can use them as a guide for your accents: Throw pillows, blankets, knickknacks and frames would all be a great (and easy) place to start.
About the author
Jessica Dilger writes from “Shoo Fly Ranch,” a homesteaded acreage in southwest Washington state where she lives with her family, 30 or so chickens, 14 cows, two calves, and two goats named Ben and Jerry