As the final months of 2022 roll in, we’re taking a look at some of the most impactful interior paint trends of the year. As a collective, it seems we’re leaning toward hues that make us feel serene, healthy, centered, and connected to offset the undeniable solitude and stress most of us felt amidst the pandemic. We’re enjoying the addition of calming, natural greens, subdued blues, warm whites, and other remarkable shades that keep our spirits uplifted and energetic.
1. Pantone’s Very Peri (17-3938)
This year, an entirely new hue was created to encourage creativity, expression, energy, and excitement. Very Peri is the Pantone Color of the Year and is reminiscent of eggplant with vivifying violet and electric red undertones. This color is suited to fit an array of textures, materials, and finishes and provides an exciting pop of color to any space. It is best paired with neutrals like taupe, cream, and deep shades of navy and brown.
2. HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams’ Aleutian (HGSW 3355)
This light-washed indigo is the perfect background for a feature wall, bedroom, or home office. Aleutian is a crystalline, calm, cool shade with red undertones that promotes balance and mental well-being. This subdued hue pairs nicely with browns and off-white colors, and plays a key role in bringing cool and warm shades together. Its divinity truly shines alongside swaths of raw wood and beacons of natural light.
1. Benjamin Moore’s October Mist (1495)
Benjamin Moore’s color of the year, October Mist, is a soft, silvery-green shade with cool undertones that brings up memories of smooth sea glass on a salty shore. Providing a delicate, calming vibe that opens up any space, this shade effortlessly brings the outdoors in without being overpowering. October Mist is relatively neutral and is a wonderful alternative to off-whites and grays. It’s the perfect paint color for living rooms, bedrooms, home offices, and flex spaces and is a stunning addition to millwork and cabinetry. It easily sways from casual to coastal aesthetics, and even modern and vintage styling.
2. PPG’s Olive Sprig (PPG1125-4)
The pale green hue of Olive Sprig speaks psychologically to resilience, the need for connection, and the healing power of nature. This muted color is the perfect backdrop for antique credenzas, traditional case goods, and intricate interiors, pairing perfectly with wood-toned furniture and warm neutrals. Best used in artistic, contemporary spaces, this color acts as a neutral when paired with bolder accent colors and decor elements. Use it in any room–whether you paint every wall or use it on a smaller scale to highlight cabinetry or window trim.
Warm Linens & Whites
1. Valspar’s Gilded Linen (6002-1A)
This organic white inspires confidence, strength, and curiosity and imparts natural grace to multi-use, open-plan spaces. It’s the perfect paint for entryways, hallways, and other connecting spaces throughout a home. As per its name, Gilded Linen shines when paired with gold decor accents and hardware, but also strikingly balances cool blue and gray shades. It’s a color that encourages a clean and organized home, and performs well in conjunction with natural woods and houseplants.
2. Valspar’s Subtle Peach (2003-8C)
There’s nothing subtle about this selfie-ready peach paint color. It complements nearly every skin tone and is perfect for a walk-in closet, bathroom, or anywhere you like to get ready for the day. You’ll be amazed at your warm, glowy reflection and will want to trickle this color into every room of your home. This Valspar hue is also great as a background for a gallery wall or living room, and in complementary decor and accessories, adding the perfect dose of sophistication and grace.
Modern Primary Colors
1. Incarnadine No. 248 by Farrow & Ball
While soft, subdued hues are all the rage, we’re also seeing a spike in the popularity of bright, bold primary colors. You’ll find yourself daydreaming about the leisurely Mediterranean when you douse your house in this comforting red that pairs nicely with warm woods and gold accessories. Go boldly monochromatic for a dramatic flair, or simply introduce the shade on a statement wall, complemented by classic antique furniture, deep forest greens, and sensational velvets.
2. Babouche No. 233 by Farrow & Ball
If your home lacks an abundance of natural light, try this lovely, buttery, and cheerful yellow. This dignified color is sure to brighten any room, especially large ones, and is extra cheery when highlighted with white trim and minimalist decor. If you’re looking for a simple, folksy feel, look no further than Babouche.
If you want to upgrade your interior this season, we hope these paint color trends inspire you. Get more inspiration on our website by browsing through our new home communities and stylish interior photo galleries.