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As we get ready for the new year, everyone in the design world's sights are set on the trends that will take over in the months ahead—especially the colors we'll soon be seeing everywhere. The predictions are now in. Major paint companies, including Benjamin Moore, Sherwin-Williams, and Valspar, as well as the ultimate authority, Pantone, have unveiled their choices for Color of the Year 2022. You may notice one major trend among the selected hues—yes, shades of sage green are a favorite—as well as some unexpected picks. No matter if you're looking for a neutral hue for your living room or a bold color for an accent wall, let these choices for Color of the Year 2022 inspire your next paint project.

Veri Peri pantone color of the year
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Pantone Color of the Year 2022, Very Peri a vibrant periwinkle blue in an abstract graphic design
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Pantone: Very Peri

For the Color of the Year 2022, Pantone did something unprecedented: it created a brand-new hue specifically for Color of the Year. Wanting a hue that was bold, creative, and future-focused, they landed on Very Peri, a vibrant shade of periwinkle blue with energizing red undertones. The color is reflective of the transformative times we're living in and the need for innovation. 

Decor ideas: Very Peri would make an eye-catching feature wall, or let it update an older piece of furniture. 

Sage green October Mist paint in living room with charcoal sofa: Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2022, October Mist
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Benjamin Moore: October Mist

A pale shade of silvery green, October Mist is Benjamin Moore's selection for Color of the Year 2022. It's a borrowed-from-nature hue that sets a soothing backdrop. The stem of a flower served as the Benjamin Moore team's inspiration for the pick, because the hue works as a bridge to more vibrant pops of color. 

Decor ideas: This spa-like hue would make any bathroom feel like a calm and restorative space. 

yellow door on brick house
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Farrow & Ball: Babouche and Breakfast Room Green

Rather than choose a singular hue for their Color of the Year 2022, Farrow & Ball revealed its top five picks. The selection includes one neutral, School House White, and four vibrant colors, including Babouche, a sunny golden hue, and Breakfast Room Green, a sophisticated yet lively green. 

Decor ideas: Babouche creates a warm welcome as a color for a front door, while Breakfast Room Green is ideal for a dining room and looks fantastic when paired with artwork and plants. 

Blanched Thyme Green Paint on Shelves in home office
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Valspar: Blanched Thyme

Valspar presented a palette of 12 nature-inspired hues for 2022. While these colors are predicted to be trendy in the months ahead, they are timeless enough to grace your walls for years to come. Not surprisingly, a soft sage, Blanched Thyme, landed at the top of the list, followed by Gilded Linen and Delighted Moon, a warm yellow. 

Decor ideas: Try brushing Blanched Thyme on the walls of your home office. Green has been shown to boost creativity, and it looks especially pretty when paired with copper details. 

Gray-green paint, Evergreen Fog, in living room with built-in shelves
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Sherwin-Williams: Evergreen Fog

Another green—this time, one with some serious silver-gray undertones—was awarded Sherwin-Williams' Color of the Year. Evergreen Fog's depth and complexity make it a match for homes with Scandinavian or organic decor styles. It works well with wood tones, leather, and natural linens,

Decor ideas: Let this color highlight a favorite feature in your living room, like a built-in bookcase or a sweet reading nook. 

Rich earth color paint in dining room with window and artwork
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Dunn-Edwards: Art & Craft

This warm, earthy hue evokes old-world charm, and was in part inspired by the cottagecore trend. A complex brown with a touch of terracotta pink clay, Art & Craft sets a moody foundation for a traditional-style room. 

Decor ideas: This elegant color would feel at-home in a dining room or sitting room. 

Green paint in room with side table and baskets
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Glidden: Guacamole

Looking for a green that's punchier and more saturated than the soft sage options above? Then Guacamole, Glidden's choice for Color of the Year 2022, is the hue you've been waiting for. 

Decor ideas: This energetic color would work well in an entryway or mudroom.