The color of the year is selected by the industry’s leading interior designers, paint manufacturers and color theory experts, consulting with their teams to decide what the most popular color will be for the new year. There is very rarely any agreement on just one color – but this year is one of the great exceptions!
Selected by no fewer than six major American paint brands, including Sherwin-Williams, Benjamin Moore and Valspar Paints, the color of 2022 is green – a color that evokes the calmness of nature, gently grounds us and generates a sense of wellbeing.
With people spending more time in their homes than ever before, many have opted to redesign or update their homes by bringing nature indoors with touches of green.
A versatile color, green is popular in not just one shade for the home this year, but in an assortment of hues: from cool, mossy green to deep, verdant emerald.
Most experts agree that the wide range of green shades will be a prominent feature in most interior design plans this year. With these three insider tips, you can incorporate the latest color trends into your home now, ensuring your space stays stylish for years to come.
Going green stylistically in your home may seem a bit daunting at first, but don’t be afraid! There are many ways to incorporate this color trend into your home without diving headfirst into painting your walls. (Although, we certainly aren’t opposed to a green accent wall or two.)
Accessorize Your Space
Accessories are a great way to test out any new trend. Style your interiors with green accents in the form of throw pillows, curtains, photo frames or even storage systems like ClosetMaid’s fabric organizers, for a quick, trendy upgrade – no paint required.
Choosing a green that will mix well with the colors already in your home will create a pleasing, no-mess effect. The addition of a new color into your home’s palette can also change the entire mood of the room with minimal effort.
Highlight interiors with a jewel-toned green for a relaxing, sophisticated look or choose a bright green for a breezy, playful feel – or both!
Bring Plant Life Indoors
Counterbalance these new green accents and revitalize your home by bringing the outdoors in by incorporating real lush plant life. The addition of houseplants has been proven to increase feelings of relaxation and joy in those that bring them into their interiors.
For those who work from home, studies have even proven that houseplants can improve concentration and productivity by up to 15 percent.
Choose thick succulents, hanging ivy and spiky cacti to liven up your rooms. These plants are easy enough for everyone to maintain, from beginners to black-thumbs, as they require minimal care. Through your personal selection, it’s also a great way to show off your personality.
Bring out the green in ways that are unique to you to really make this trend your own. Wallpaper is one way to create a more personalized space and has seen a big comeback in recent years.
Used frequently in the popular maximalist and ‘grandmillennial’ aesthetics showcased on designer social media pages, wallpaper with plant and animal prints is currently a popular choice. Select a green, plant-themed design to decorate an accent wall and instantly teleport to your happy place anytime you relax in your newly decorated space.
If wallpaper isn’t your style, go all in and paint an accent wall with your favorite shade of green or one of the hues pre-selected by the leading American paint brands. Sherwin-Williams selected Evergreen Fog, a soothing and subtle green for 2022. Or perhaps go with Blanched Thyme, the deeper, organic green tapped by Valspar Paints.
Hang art that speaks to you with similarly colored accents or contrasting colors on your new accent wall to add personal flare and reinvigorate the space.
No matter which route you take, whether it’s adding plant life to your home or adding accent pieces like a green fabric cube or two, you’ll love freshening up your space with the latest trends using the reigning color of the year.
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