As the year draws to a close, many homeowners look forward to the new year for new beginnings. When it comes to keeping your home up-to-date, new color trends can be a fun and budget-friendly option to embrace a new year in your home. Whether you are looking to spruce up your space or give your home a major update, using the latest paint colors and technology is a sure way to make a difference.
As 2022 holds the promise of life returning to normal, many Olympia and Tacoma residents are scheduling home improvement projects this winter. Getting your home ready for an optimistic future with a paint update is one of the easiest and most efficient ways to bring new life and rejuvenation to your space.
Since 2000, Pantone has chosen a color of the year and has pioneered color theory and application. With the use of the PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM®, manufacturers and designers have been able to incorporate colors inspired by the world around us. Professional paint companies like Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams recognize the importance of color technology and now most painting companies announce and promote their own Paint Color of the Year.
Benjamin Moore 2022 Color of The Year
Around this time every year, major paint brands release an awe-inspiring color that embodies an inspiration of what the new year can hold. With creativity in the home as the focus, Benjamin Moore created a color that exudes a feeling of warmth, being grounded or anchored safely while encouraging individual expression.
For 2022, Benjamin Moore introduced October Mist as a color that provides a safe feeling while giving the courage to be an individual. Inspired by the silver-green shades of the stem of a flower, this shade sets the backdrop for your home to bloom and grow into the space you desire. By incorporating the Benjamin Moore palette into your home, you can create a space that is both warm and unique, and one that feels diverse yet harmonious, meditative yet eclectic, whimsical yet reliable.
Sherwin Williams Color of the Year 2022
With a slightly different approach, Sherwin Williams introduces their color of the year for 2022 as Evergreen Fog. Endearingly named as a chameleon color of green-meets-gray, this paint color also has a hint of blue giving it a depth that is both sophisticated and subtle. This soothing tone brings about a renewal of feelings of calm and composure along with the hope of new beginnings.
A nature-inspired palette has been born out of this inspiration creating an organic, modern feel with shades that pair with Evergreen Fog perfectly. The finished look is one that incorporates vintage vibes and modern aesthetics.
Why Choose These Colors?
The ‘Color of the Year’ colors focus on nature for creativity and invite the beauty of the outdoors inside in a profound way. Incorporating these shades can even improve how you feel in your space with their calming, harmonious effects.
Speaking from a psychological perspective, green tones found in nature or inspired by nature such as these can induce a calming effect and can relieve stress, improve focus, and even give you better impulse control. The tranquil nature of these tones is truly a wonderful way to bring harmony and creativity to any space.
How to Incorporate These Colors
By using these shades in different areas of your home, you can create a unique storyline as told by your walls. Some suggestions for using these shades include updating lower cabinets in the kitchen to create the illusion of a forest walk, updating your bedroom with an accent wall painted in one of these tones, and enhancing your home office to inspire creativity and focus.
You may also want to create a home spa with these shades in your bathroom for an at-home oasis. Another option is to use these new paint colors in your living room for a completely relaxed ambiance.
As a locally owned and operated painting company, Flying Colors Painting provides quality work at affordable prices, and we’ve done so for over 40 years. Our team of licensed and professional painters works diligently to produce the best results for every home we paint. This winter is a perfect time to get your home looking its best for the new year. Call or schedule your free estimate today.