Benjamin Moore Color of the Year for 2022
If you’ve been thinking about sprucing up your home with a new look, you’re in luck! The Benjamin Moore Color of the Year for 2022 has been announced and it’s the perfect addition for any coastal cottage! Self-described by Benjamin Moore as “harmonious yet diverse, reliable yet whimsical, and meditative yet eclectic,” the 2022 palette features 14 different hues with names like “Stream,” “Quiet Moments,” and “Natural Linen” to really set the theme.
And the winning color for the year is… “October Mist 1495!” This color is a lovely blend of sage and taupe hues which makes it complimentary to any beach home. So, if describing your room as “whimsical and eclectic” sounds temping to you, you may want to incorporate the 2022 Benjamin Moore palette into your rental property this year—and there are plenty of creative ways to do so!
The 2022 Color Palette
- Collector’s Item
- Fernwood Green
- Gloucester Sage
- High Park
- Hint of Violet
- Morning Dew
- Natural Linen
- October Mist
- Pale Moon
- Quiet Moments
- Venetian Portico
- Wild Flower
Incorporating the 2022 Color of the Year
Repaint your room: We get it… sometimes the right move is a bold move, and you are just ready for a big change. What better way to totally switch out the feel of a room or your home than with a fresh coat of paint? This lovely shade provides the perfect backdrop for soft linen fabrics, natural greens from indoor plants, or even pops of bright white making it perfect for your Outer Banks home. Even if your home is a rental, guests are sure to immediately notice and appreciate the fresh look.
Paint an accent wall: If changing your whole room seems a little daunting but you still want to make a big impact, consider choosing one wall in your room and making it a focal point. Accent walls typically work best when a solid wall with a flat plane is chosen, or in other words, the wall has very few interruptions from trim, doors or windows.
Paint your ceiling: “October Mist” shouldn't be contained to just the four walls of a room—consider repainting an white ceiling with this lovely color for a fresh look! Not only will it add drama and dimension to your room but the contrast between your walls and your ceiling will draw attention to your trim details while still allowing the room to feel cozy.
Paint your furniture: You may not be in a position to totally re-do your walls but that doesn’t mean you can’t bring in a fresh pop of color to your furniture! See if there are any furniture pieces in your room that are outdated and could use a fresh coat of paint. Simply try a sample of your favorite shade from 2022’s palette to see if it is the right look for your room! A dresser, table, bookshelf, or plant stand are just a few pieces to consider.
Paint your decorations: If you have any decorative pieces in your home, think about applying the color to these objects instead, especially if you have a nice neutral base on the walls already. From vases to picture frames, everyone enjoys a DIY so why try something adventurous with the latest color trend?
Paint your doors: From the front door to cabinet doors, even the pre-installed pieces of furniture in your house could be a potential surface for a new color. Typically, door faces are flat areas that are easy to paint but are also a surface that is often overlooked when it comes to sprucing up a room. It’s amazing what a good cleaning and a fresh coat of paint can do!
Matching October Mist
If you aren’t sure the best way to mix and match colors, the Benjamin Moore website provides a comprehensive guide with potential color combinations, shade variants for darker and lighter matching, and even similar shades if you can’t quite find that perfect color! You can even order samples of the paint online. For an up-close look, their interactive room feature lets viewers select a shade of paint and see how it would look on the wall against various colors of furniture in a variety of room settings.
If you love color and keeping up with design trends, but this particular shade just isn’t for you, consider trying one of the previous color winners. Last year’s Aegean Teal would still make a splash in any room due to its deep but faded turquoise hue fitting naturally into any costal cottage. The light, rose pink color First Light was named color of the year in 2020 and was great for livening up any space. Metropolitan was 2019’s color of the year—a cool gray and a perfect neutral for any backdrop. In 2018, the color Caliente was chosen—a fierce, deep red for anyone ready to make a statement.