For many, the new year brings a fresh perspective and eagerness for new beginnings. With promises for self-improvement and curbing bad habits made with only the best of intentions, the year begins on a high note and wishful thinking. Many of us tackle health and wellness, organization, and financial fitness, all of which are excellent areas of improvement that are desirable to achieve. However, as most people have come to find, the hype and mindfulness that life changes require often fizzle out by spring as we reacquaint ourselves with a comfortable routine once again.
This year, set yourself up for success with New Year’s resolutions that are not only achievable, but that also ignite emotions that allow you to feel your best indoors, and add to the value of your biggest investment: Paint your home. Adding a fresh coat of paint to your walls can give you the new years kick off you are looking for, making your home look better than ever and allowing you to feel more comfortable in your living space. Bonus: If you are looking at selling your home this spring, this improvement has one of the highest Return on Investment rates you could ask for!
With the new year, many paint companies release their picks for “Colour of the Year” to give homeowners modern inspiration of what their home can look like. For 2022, greens and blues are the popular choice! To get you started, we have compiled a list of some of the experts’ favourite paint colours to incorporate into your home’s colour palette this year. The trouble is though, how do you choose just one!
Here is a list of the top paint colours for 2022.
Very Peri by Pantone
Pantone’s colour of the year is a confident and bold take on blue mixed with violet-red. It conveys the times we’re currently living in – incorporating isolation, modernity, and exploration into one shade. If you’re looking for a pop of blue in your home, keep a close eye on Very Peri by Pantone.
Evergreen Fog by Sherwin-Williams
Evergreen Fog by Sherwin-Williams is a calming, eclectic mix of green, grey, and blue. It can be paired beautifully with a neutral, nature-inspired palette. If you’re looking for a subtle yet sophisticated way to make your space more refreshing, Evergreen Fog may be the perfect solution.
Aleutian by HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams
HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams features a beautiful shade of indigo as its colour of the year. It can bring peace, warmth, and relaxation to any space. It also pairs extremely well with neutrals!
Breezeway by Behr
Breezeway by Behr is a relaxing and peaceful hue of sea glass green for those looking to brighten up their space. It can bring light and harmony to any room in the house as it conveys a message of tranquility and peace.
Art and Craft by Dunn-Edwards
The warm, comforting hue of brown is Dunn-Edwards’s colour of the year and their take on a timeless colour. Inspired by nature, rising trends in academia aesthetics, and a new era, Art and Craft is a reminder of the past with a touch of modernity.
October Mist by Benjamin Moore
October Mist by Benjamin Moore is a creative and whimsical sage green, perfect for relaxation and meditation. It represents individuality, harmony, and diversity and can be effortlessly paired with any palette.
Breathe by Graham & Brown
Looking for a colour that’s truly a breath of fresh air? Graham & Brown has got you covered with their colour of the year, Breathe. It’s a calming, refreshing mid blue that is easily matched with whites and greys. As the name suggests, this colour allows you to take a deep breath and feel at ease which is important during times of uncertainty.
Valspar has named 12 respective colours as their colours of the year. Heavily-inspired by nature, Valspar’s 12 colours of the year are made to bring comfort and peace to any room. A few of the colours include: Gilded Linen, Delighted Moon, and Blanched Thyme. Be sure to check out the rest to take in the whole mix and feel truly inspired.
Olive Sprig by PPG
PPG’s colour of the year, Olive Sprig, is a neutral, lovely shade of grey-green that’s certain to bring elegance, relaxation, and energy to any room. It’s versatile and certain to blend in just about any environment.
Guacamole by Glidden
Looking for a green that’s a lot more bold than what we’ve seen thus far? Glidden has got you covered with its bright and energetic colour of the year, Guacamole! This pop of colour is as trendy as its name and is a perfect complement to a room with neutral hues. While it can be used for an entire room, an accent wall is also a perfectly viable option for this lively colour!
If you have yet to make room for some of this year’s “Colours of the Year”, consider this the time to do so. There is nothing better than a fresh splash of paint to make you feel good about starting anew in 2022.