Choices for 2022 Color of the Year: Green Is Gold

Greens are emerging as the “it” color for the new year.
Living space with green wall

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Another green hue has been selected as the hottest color for the new year. Sherwin-Williams announced its 2022 color of the year: evergreen fog, an earthy gray-green tone.

The paint firm’s announcement comes on the heels of two other paint companies that this year chose gray-green shades as their 2022 leading color picks. PPG chose olive sprig, while Behr selected breezeway.

Sherwin-Williams says evergreen fog is a calming color with nods to nature that could make a neutral backdrop not only for interiors but also for commercial spaces’ entry areas and lobbies.

Sample of evergreen fog color in a room

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“Evergreen fog is a sophisticated wash of color for spaces that crave a subtle yet stunning statement shade,” said Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams. “Create depth and texture with a mix of natural-looking textiles. Add a little gleam with a fusion of metals—champagne gold, warm brass, or inky black.”

This is olive sprig, PPG’s 2022 color of the year.

Sample of greenish olive spring color in a room

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This is breezeway, Behr’s 2022 color of the year.

Sample of the greenish color breezeway in a room

© Behr Paint

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