A new year and new trending colors! The design color gods have spoken (aka all the major paint brands) and they have collectively agreed on one thing- 2022 is the year of green! As we delve into color psychology for a minute, we will find that designing with shades of green is meant to evoke tranquil calming emotions. After the craziness of the past few years, it's no surprise that the design world is turning to harmonious natural design to evoke peace within a home. Home is a shelter from the outside world and design is no longer about simply creating a beautiful space, it is about creating a beautiful space that is comfortable, cozy, and a personal haven.
Sherwin Williams: Evergreen Fog
Sherwin Williams's color of the year for 2022 is Evergreen fog. A gorgeous mix of green with gray undertones, Sherwin Williams reportedly chose this color for its chameleon properties that are subtle enough to go with just about anything yet stunning in its own right.
Incorporating decor accents with trending colors is a sure way to modernize a room without committing to something permanent!
There are also many tiles that are similar to Evergreen Fog if you want to spice things up and incorporate this color into a wall design.
Evergreen Fog pairs handsomely with different shades of brown and beige. Check out how we incorporated Evergreen Fog into our house style below!
Benjamin Moore: October Mist
Benjamin Moore's color of the year is October mist. According to Benjamin Moore, " This gently shaded sage quietly anchors a space, while encouraging individual expression through color." Their coordinating color trends are all muted pastels with botanical hues. With that said it's quite obvious that Benjamin Moore has their finger on the pulse on what is trending in home design for 2022.
October Mist is a slightly lighter shade of Evergreen Fog and works as a great neutral paint color or a pop of subtle color in a home.
Alternatively, it makes a great backsplash or accent wall for your interior as well.
PPG: Olive Spring
PPG chose Olive Spring as their color of the year because it "represents healing, regrowth, and resiliency post-pandemic". This fresh green color is the brightest of the greens chosen by different paint retailers and is suitable for those who want more of a pop in their home.
Here are some ways you can add a pop of Olive Spring to your home. Area rugs are always an easy way to incorporate trending colors if you don't want to commit to painting a wall!
Like the other trending colors, Olive Spring can be incorporated into your design with backsplash tile and beautiful accent walls.
Olive Spring is a lighter green so playing with color contrast can create a beautiful effect on your walls.
No matter how you choose to incorporate all the trending colors this year, one thing is unanimous, shades of green are in. The interior design world is reflecting the wants and needs of their customers and we are seeing a big push towards the peaceful & the natural.