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.)