Each year we see paint companies reflect on the past and predict what’s to come with Color of the Year choices that speak not just to design trends, but to the climate of the world around us. From creamy greens to breezy blues, so far the consensus among many brands is that what we’re looking for in 2022 are soothing spaces and restful tones.
Take a look at all of the announced 2022 Colors of the Year so far, and keep an eye on this space as we update the list.
Valspar – 12 natural shades
Valspar announced a full palette of nature-inspired shades including Blanched Thyme, Rustic Oak, Subtle Peach, and Mountain River. The company said this year’s colors have been selected, “To bring a sense of soothing tranquility to the walls, ultimately blending the safety of the home with the calmness a beautiful shade of paint can bring.”
Glidden – Guacamole
Several brands have so far recognized green as the incoming “it” color in the new year, but Glidden’s pick may be slighty tastier than others. “This spirited yet soothing green brings an organic energy to any space,” the company shared. “Our Glidden gurus recommend using the color Guacamole in your home with reckless abandon – just like ordering extra chips and guac at your favorite burrito joint.”
Behr – Breezeway
Described as “approachable but noticeable,” Breezeway from Behr is a silvery blue-green shade. “A new year brings the opportunity to embrace a sense of renewal and pursue untapped passions,” says Erika Woelfel, vice president of color and creative services at Behr Paint Company. “Whether it’s lacing up our hiking boots, or breaking out the gardening tools, Breezeway inspires us to fully embrace the hobbies or adventures, both near and far, that excite us. We look forward to a color that welcomes a hopeful sense of renewal, restoration and healing.”
PPG – Olive Sprig
Similarly drawing on inspiration from our natural surroundings, Olive Sprig from PPG is a relaxed grey-green that “emulates the feeling of soothing aloe vera or a fragrant plant – brightening any space with organic liveliness.” Amy Donato, senior color marketing manager, PPG paint says, “DIYers, property managers, designers and architects are shifting away from the stark, neutral palettes of yesterday and opting for color in all forms. Call it rebellion, but we are certainly here for the resurgence of optimistic colors to guide us into a new era of home design.”
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