2022 Colors of the Year in Review

2022 Colors of the Year - Back to Nature

Back to Nature is the Focus of the New Year


Amidst another year marked by anxiety and uncertainty with the pandemic, colors of the year emphasize a back-to-nature overarching theme that features organic and soothing tones that promote comfort and calmness.

Whether you are planning to paint your recreational room or add a fresh coat of paint to your basement, or add some vibrancy to your guest room, you are bound to find colors in this review that will inspire your next painting endeavor.

To get more information about these fantastic colors, click on the pictures in each section.

As Pantone is the standard, universal color system used for graphics, fashion, and home, we begin with its 2022 choice. They have selected a vibrant shade of periwinkle that blends soothing familiarity of blue with the energy and excitement of red. Designed to pique curiosity and creativity, this warm, joyful hue – Very Peri – is meant to symbolize our transition out of the isolation of the Covid-19 pandemic.

3Rs (Pro Tip) Recommends: Use this bright shade of periwinkle to add vibrancy to your child’s bedroom.

Benjamin Moore’s choice for 2022 color of the year is a soft, silvery green called October Mist. Equal parts organic and dreamy, October Mist can ground any room and empower you to make this shade your own. This botanical shade mimics the pale green of a flower stem and serves as the foundation for the brand’s larger 2022 color trends palette. “October Mist 1495 and the corresponding Color Trends 2022 palette reflect an effortless harmony of colors while inspiring unique combinations for any paint project,” says Andrea Mango, the brand’s director of color marketing and development.

3Rs (Pro Tip) Recommends: Use “October Mist" as an accent wall or trim when adding a coat of paint to your bedroom.

Behr’s 2022 color of the year is a cool, refreshing shade of green called Breezeway. This soft, silvery blue-green is reminiscent of sea glass found on sandy beaches and the crystal-clear water of a tucked away bay. With its connection to nature, Breezeway creates a feeling of tranquility, while its crisp brightness can also inspire energy and liveliness. Breezeway is “a color that welcomes a hopeful sense of renewal, restoration, and healing,” says Erika Woelfel, Behr’s vice president of color and creative services.

3Rs (Pro Tip) Recommends: Use the coolness and peaceful tones of this color to bring a subdued theme to a guest room.

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Following a year of what seemed like too many government-mandated shutdowns and forced isolations, homeowners and designers alike are yearning for authenticity, nature and meaningful human interaction after living mostly virtually for far too long. PPG has introduced is 2022 color of the year, Olive Sprig, an elegant, grounded, versatile and highly-adaptable grey-green. This color represents regrowth in a post-pandemic world, as it imitates nature’s resiliency.

3Rs (Pro Tip) Recommends: Splash your outdoor kitchen with “Olive Sprig” to underscore an outdoorsy theme.

Sherwin Williams has selected a soothing, subtle, and a perfect shade to freshen up any space. Evergreen Fog is a versatile and calming hue, a chameleon color of gorgeous green-meets-gray, with just a touch of blue. “Evergreen Fog is a sophisticated wash of color for spaces that crave a subtle yet stunning statement shade,” says Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin Williams. Visualize Evergreen Fog in your living spaces.

3Rs (Pro Tip) Recommends: Use this color to make an artistic statement and enhance Feng shui in a bedroom or recreation room.

For the year 2022, Valspar has curated a palette of 12 nature-inspired hues that represent our ongoing desire for comfort and calm. These 2022 colors of the year include warm neutrals, dusty pastels, and soothing blues and greens, varying from light and subtle to dramatically dark. Each shade was chosen for its connection to nature and ability to foster a peaceful, optimistic state of mind. “Colors can power moods, energizing us with confidence, strength, and curiosity – allowing us to express ourselves with color anywhere – whether it be a full room, an accent wall, trim or furniture,” says Sue Kim, Valspar color marketing manager.

3Rs (Pro Tip) Recommends: Any of these 12 colors would be ideal to freshen up a bathroom or create a whole new motif for the master bedroom.

Get the Color You Like Best!

Choosing the right colors for your living spaces is a very personal decision. There are so many colors to choose from. At 3Rs Construction & Remodeling, we have the experts who can help you with your next remodel project and guide you in selecting the colors that will make the perfect artistic statement for every room in your house.

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