Post by Stacey Walker. Stacey mostly works behind the scenes for Greenbrook Design, managing day to day operations, marketing, sourcing product and keeping the showroom beautifully designed. Stacey also does interior design & home styling for a select number of clients. Find out more about Stacey here.
A new year can have new meaning for everyone. Some see it as an opportunity to make resolutions and goals that they want to achieve in the coming months. For others, it may be a fresh start after a hard year, but for designers there is one thing we look forward to more than anything else and that is the announcement of the new color of the year. It is one of the most anticipated events because of the influence and impact it will have on the design world. While Pantone released their choice, a beautiful shade of periwinkle, paint companies Sherwin Williams, Benjamin Moore, and Behr, leaned into a more natural look for their selections. We are excited by all of these colors so let’s unpack them a little more and ways you can mix into your home.
Pantone – Very Peri PANTONE 17-3938
“Very Peri displays a spritely, joyous attitude, and dynamic presence that encourages courageous creativity and imaginative expressions.” – Leatrice Eiseman
Pantone did something unique this year, for the first time in 22 years of announcing the newest color of the year, they created a brand new color for the occasion. It is a color conceived with purpose, to reflect the trust of the blue family while carrying some undertones of the dynamic violet red group. Very Peri is a color that also mirrors the hue of our screens as if to remind us of the merging that has taken place between the digital world with our own. Above all, Pantone’s goal in choosing Very Peri is to showcase the possibilities awaiting those who have the courage to embrace their creativity and are bold enough to express it to the world. This new color leads the way for designers to move forward with their ideas, follow their own path, and write their own story. Read a little more about the details behind 2022 color of the year on Pantone’s website.
Sherwin Williams – Evergreen Fog
“Soothing, subtle, and a perfect shade to freshen up any space”
Sherwin Williams chose their 2022 color of the year, Evergreen Fog, as a call to a fresh start, something that resonates with many who are looking to leave the past behind and move into a new year with excitement. Nature is a powerful source of inspiration for many designers so this shade of soft green is a perfect choice that will go well in a wide array of spaces throughout the home. It is also an excellent pairing with their 2021 color of the year, Urban Bronze which is a gray that invokes strength and security. Together these shades can give you an organic palette that creates a warm, inviting atmosphere in the home where you can rest and recharge. Evergreen Fog is a color that combines the best of green, gray and blue to forge a hue that provides homeowners with an option that makes enough of a visual statement while still remaining calm. Learn more about Sherwin Williams 2022 color of the year and see more shades that it pairs with on their website.
Benjamin Moore – October Mist
“This gently shaded sage quietly anchors a space, while encouraging individual expression through color”
Green is a color associated with growth and harmony and Benjamin Moore’s 2022 color of the year choice, October Mist, is a splendid representation of these qualities. This gentle shade has the warmth of nature and the nurturing touch beautifully displayed for all to see which makes it a great choice for bedrooms, living areas, and kitchens. It is a color that provides an elegant backdrop for other colors as well, letting them take center stage. This is an important feature for designers who are looking for a color that can compliment their main color selection and October Mist is it. The hints of silver and green combined make it a charming shade where imagination can soar. Selecting this color as a background color to your space will ensure a harmonious area that your family can enjoy and simply relax. Discover Benjamin Moore’s favorite ways to use their color of the year on their website.
Behr – Breezeway
“A silvery green shade with cool undertones. The color is inspired by naturally stunning sea glass found on the shore of salty beaches.”
The salty sea is where Behr found the inspiration for their 2022 color of the year Breezeway, a graceful infusion of silver and green. Many are drawn to the ocean’s cool breezes and peaceful vibes which was the goal for Behr’s selection. Breezeway invokes a sense of coolness and peace but it has underlying tones that motivate us to embrace the journey ahead. It is a great color choice for bedrooms, home offices, and living areas as it is calm but also invigorating. Your color choices matter and can influence the atmosphere of your home which makes your selection important. Breezeway is Behr’s choice for their 2022 color of the year but it is also part of a color trend collection that can assist you in creating the oasis you have always wanted in your home. Learn more by visiting their website here.
Ways to use the 2022 color of the year
Color is one of the most fun elements in design with countless ways to blend it into your home. The new color of the year announcements will be seen throughout the design world and make their way into multiple home decor and accent pieces. Some of the ways you can incorporate the color of the year include:
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The mood of a home can be influenced by our color choices. Deciding to refresh your home through color can assist you in so many ways. Adding a calm but invigorating color like Behr’s Breezeway into an office space can encourage a good work environment that is both productive and nonstressful at the same time. The splash of color that Pantone’s Very Peri brings to the home can be seen in pillows, rugs, or even an accent wall in a bedroom. The fresh start felt by Sherwin Williams Evergreen Fog may be the perfect color choice for a laundry room or living room. Benjamin Moore’s October Mist could be the color you have been looking for to provide the backdrop to an art gallery in your hallway. The world of color is a delightful one that can bring the finishing touches you need to turn your house into a home so don’t be afraid to explore.
Color of the year 2022
If you are looking to hit the refresh button on your home color is always a great way to start. From simple accent pieces like pillows and rugs to repainting an entire room, choosing a new color can inspire you and help you regain your focus. The colors of the year for 2022 are a wonderful place to start and can guide you down the right path for your home. Come visit our showroom in Uptown Shelby, NC where you can walk through our 5,000 square foot space and experience the possibilities for your home.