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Compare all the Paint Colors of the Year for 2022

Decorating your home can be transformative and inspiring. A splash of color on just one wall can uplift your mood, bring joy and create an environment of comfort and relaxation. Each year the major paint companies roll out their Colors of the Year. Here, we look at the top color picks from five national brands.

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Colors of the year 2022

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Benjamin Moore October Mist Kitchen Croppedvia benjamin moore

October Mist

Benjamin Moore is staying toward the green end of the palette with the 2022 color of year. Described as “harmonious yet diverse, reliable yet whimsical, and meditative yet eclectic, October Mist (1495) is an intriguing midtone that creates natural harmony.” Benjamin Moore encourages individual expression through color.

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Sherwin Williams Evergreen Fogvia sherwin-williams

Evergreen Fog

Sherwin-Williams goes organic with Evergreen Fog (SW9130) to create a stunning yet subtle statement for 2022. This simple, sophisticated color transforms with chameleon-like qualities that blend in with any décor palette. It’s a gorgeous green-meets-gray shade with just hint of blue.

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Behr Breezewayvia Behr


Behr has offered up not just one color, but 20 Color Trends this year. Behr invites you to turn to nature for inspiration to enhance every corner of your home. Look for Breezeway (MQ3-21) in the Color Trends 2022 Palette which focuses on flexible spaces, serene sanctuary and natural influences.

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Glidden Guacamolevia glidden


Glidden is taking its love for the ever-popular avocado and lime dip to a whole new level with Guacamole (PPG1121-5). The spirited, yet soothing green brings an organic green to any space. Glidden’s 2022 trend palette evokes the perfect blend of bold colors and calm hues.

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Dutch Boy Cypress Gardenvia Dutch Boy

Cypress Garden

Dutch Boy goes neutral with this understated, natural tone. The calming green will complement both busy and subdued décor schemes. Cypress Garden (424-4DB) uses Dutch Boy’s diamond grade formula for scuff and scratch resistance.

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Joe Cruz
Joe Cruz is a contributing editor for Family Handyman Magazine, creating DIY how-to & home improvement projects for both digital and print. Joe started woodworking at an early age, finding himself in carpentry jobs such as building and remodeling houses, woodworking jobs such as custom cabinetry and kitchen installation, and artisan positions involving props work for theaters and artful exhibit building for national museums. Although Joe is also a fine furniture maker, his real passions are music and woodturning, with original compositions on streaming platforms and woodturnings featured in various art shows and galleries.