The popular paint and coatings brand announced the exciting news in a press release this week, revealing that the color for the new year is October Mist 1495, “a gently shaded sage that quietly anchors while encouraging creative expression through color.” While it seems as though the company strategically scheduled the announcement in October, it’s merely just a coincidence, considering it reveals the new color the same month every year.
In case you need a refresher, last year’s Aegean Teal was described as a “sunbaked” blue-green, while Benjamin Moore’s 2020 color was a ballet slipper pink, known as First Light.
In addition to the sole COTY, the brand took it a step further and revealed 2022’s entire color trends palette, which draws from everyday observations, hobbies, personal rituals and cultural influences. The 14 colors included in the palette range from, to quote the release, “refreshed primary colors to luminous pales and botanical hues.” Think Mysterious AF, Hint of Violet, Morning Dew and High Park, to name a few. (For a full list, see here.)
“As the spaces in our homes continue to evolve, we uncover more opportunities to express our individuality and leverage the power of color to design environments that serve different functions and styles,” Benjamin Moore Director of Color Marketing & Development, Andrea Magno, said in a statement. “October Mist 1495 and the corresponding Color Trends 2022 palette reflects an effortless harmony of colors while inspiring unique combinations for any paint project.”
Benjamin Moore's pick is right in line with other brands' predictions for 2022—across the board, paint companies seem to agree that a soft, muted green is the "it" shade for home. (This kind of universal agreement is very rare, further backing up our belief that green is the new gray.)
Out with the blue and in with the green. We’re ready to add some sage into our home.