All the 2022 Colors of the Year + the Hue Having a Breakout Moment

Natasha Ero | 23 Nov 2021 | Trends

As 2021 comes to an end and we begin gearing up for the New Year, many of us are looking for a fresh start. Whether its setting personal goals in the gym or office, or booking that trip out of the country you've been putting off, we're all looking for something to help kick the year off right.

If you're not exactly sure where to begin, try a room refresh with one of the 2022 colors of the year. Instead of scouring the internet for all the color predictions, we're sharing them all in one place, so you can start thinking about which color best fits you.

1. Behr: Breezeway

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Behr Paint announced Breezeway as its 2022 Color of the Year. Like a cool gust of fresh air on a hot summer day, Breezeway, a soft green with hues of blue and gray, will instantly put your mind at ease. Behr describes Breezeway as "a relaxed and uplifting sea glass green." Breezeway is ideal in kitchens, offices, entryways, or even on exteriors of your home.

Pictured: 1. Room Darkening Vertical Fabric Blinds in Spring Leaf Mist 2. Light Filtering Roller Shades in Heathered Graphite 3. Blackout Roller Shades in Carousel Mint 4. Economy Fabric Blackout Roller Shades in Spectrum Powder Blue 5. Light Filtering Roller Shade in Silver Lining

Pictured: Roman Shades in Sorrento Mica. Photo via @ohjoy.

A living room with walls covered in light green paint. There is a small library nook with a lamp and large plant in front of a window.

Pictured: Cordless Woven Wood Shade in Ashbury Camel. Photo via @alypenn.

2. Sherwin Williams: Evergreen Fog & Benjamin Moore: October Mist 1495

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Sherwin Williams also chose a green as its 2022 Color of the Year, instead opting for subtle, yet statement-making Evergreen Fog. The shade is described as a "chameleon color of gorgeous green-meets-gray, with just a bit of blue." Evergreen Fog pairs well with a range of earthy neutrals. Easily incorporate the color into your space on bathroom or kitchen cabinets, or as an accent wall in bedrooms and offices.

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Benjamin Moore, also following the green trend, is rolling out October Mist 1495 as its 2022 Color of the Year. October Mist, which is apart of Benjamin Moore's Color Trends 2022 Palette, is inspired by a botanical study. The muted sage green, reminiscent to a silver-green flower stem, brings the beauty of the outdoors inside. October Mist stands out from the crowd, but is versatile enough to work in any room.

Pictured: 1. Economy Fabric Blackout Roller Shades in Spectrum Seagrass 2. Blackout Roller Shades in Carousel Elm 3. Blackout Roller Shades in Carousel RD Agave 4. Light Filtering Roller Shades in Carousel Mint 5. Roman Shades in Heathered Seaglass 6. Light Filtering Cellular Shades in Sage 7. Light Filtering Cellular Shades In Rosemary 8. Perceptions Sheer Vertical Shades in Translucence Everglade

Pictured: Economy Blackout Cellular Shade in Mint Condition.

Kitchen nook with green paint on the walls. There are books, a coffee mug, and a white flower arrangement on the table.

Pictured: Premium Woven Wood Shade in Kula Coconut. Photo via @rec_lucas.

3. Dunn Edwards: Art and Craft

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Dunn Edwards is going in a completely different direction with its COTY pick, and we aren't mad about it. The pioneering paint manufacturer is taking a mature approach on a childhood (and adult!) favorite. Its 2022 Color of the Year, Art and Craft, is described as "a timeless, versatile hue that beckons us to revisit the classics." Many of the 2022 colors of the year are inspired by nature, and Art and Craft is no different. Touted as a foundation color due its warm, earthy shade, Dunn-Edwards sees Art and Craft never going out of style. Incorporate Art and Craft into your bedroom, living room, or dining room with blinds or shades if you're not ready to commit to painting the walls.

Pictured: 1. Decorative Side Panels in Hanna, Myan Legend 0842 2. Roman Shades in Windsor Mink 3. Light Filtering Roller Shades in Carousel Cinnamon 4. Room Darkening Roller Shades in Tempest Blockout Silver 5. Roman Shades in Flourish Mink 6. Casual Classics Roman Shades in Ravish Toasted Almond

Pictured: Classic Pleated Shades in 1" La Cresta Cliffside.

4. Graham and Brown: Breathe

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Take a deep breath. Graham and Brown wants you to step back and exhale, leaving the trials of 2021 in the past with its COTY, Breathe. If you're aiming to lighten up your space, giving it a more airy feel, pair Breathe with fresh whites and cool grays. A truly versatile color, experts suggest using Breathe for color drenching, using one paint color on several surfaces in a space, or zoning, visually dividing a room using colors.

Pictured: 1. Premium Fabric Vertical Blinds in Alicante Marina 2. Blackout Roller Shade in Linen 5% Light Blue 3. Classic Solar Shades in Sonoma 7% Mercury 4. Light Filtering Roller Shades in Valour Slate 5. Light Filtering Roller Shades in Artisan Blue 6. Economy Fabric Blackout Roller Shades in Spectrum Ice Blue

Pictured: Premier Roman Shade in Twirl China Blue.

Light, airy bathroom with standalone tub. The walls are painted blue. There is a large window with white shades above the tub.

Pictured: Roman Shade in Sorrento Camellia. Photo via @margaretofyork.

5. Glidden: Guacamole

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Glidden's 2022 Color of the Year is inspired by something many of us love. We're talking about the creamy, green dip that's always a hit at parties: guacamole. Guacamole is energizing, yet diffuses a sense of calm. The color is describes as a "spirited yet soothing green" that "brings an organic energy to any space." Guacamole is "served" best in the kitchen, bedroom, or office. We suggest Economy Light Filtering Cellular Shades in Willow to help brighten your space, while adding a pop of color.

Pictured: 1. Roman Roller Shades in Fiona Stripe Sandstone 2. Roman Shades in Heathered Seaglass 3. Perceptions Sheer Vertical Shades in Translucence Everglade 4. Premium Fabric Vertical Blinds in Palma Lichen 5. Vertical Fabric Blinds in Spring Leaf Mist 6. Light Filtering Cellular Shades in Fresh Green

Pictured: Fabric Blinds - 2" Light Filtering Fabric Blinds in Lemon Grass.

Bedroom with dark blue bedding and various color pillows. The walls are painted a calm, green shade. There is a wooden dresser next to the window. There is a plant next to the dresser.

Pictured: Cordless Woven Wood Shade in Aruba Raffia. Photo via @wreathsxkayla.

6. PPG: Olive Sprig

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PPG was the first paint company to announce its Color of the Year, setting the tone for nature- inspired colors. Olive Sprig was selected as its COTY. PPG describes the shade as "a relaxed, but enticing green that emulates the feeling of soothing aloe vera or a fragrant plant." Olive Sprig is ideal in a home office or bedroom to help foster a serene environment.

1. Economy Fabric Blackout Roller Shades in Spectrum Seagrass 2. Blackout Roller Shades in Carousel RD Agave 3. Light Filtering Roller Shades in Carousel Mint 4. Roman Shades in Heathered Seaglass 5. Light Filtering Cellular Shades in Designer Colors Sage 6. Light Filtering Cellular Shades in Fresh Green

Kitchen nook with tall flower arrangement on the table. There are two empty black chairs. The walls are painted a muted green color.

Pictured: Premium Woven Wood Shade in Kula Coconut. Photo via @rec_lucas.

What do you think?

Now that you've seen all the 2022 Colors of the Year, which one do you think works best in your space? Let us know which colors you absolutely love and which you would rather leave in 2021. Weigh in on the conversation over on our Instagram @blindsdotcom. Also be sure to follow us on Pinterest for endless color and design trend inspiration.

  • About Author

    Natasha Ero is a Social Media Marketer for Blinds.com. She is a native Houstonian and proud graduate of the University of Houston and the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. In her free time, she enjoys trying out the newest restaurants in town and traveling.