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Popular Paint Colors for House 2022

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Carrie Barker


It’s a new year (hello, 2022 👋) and that means new design trends … including new paint colors for house trends. In this blog post, I’ll share the trending colors for my two (favorite) go-to paint brands, Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore.

Spoiler alert … subtle green is VERY popular this year as evidenced in the 2022 home exterior trends and kitchen design trends, so it’s not surprising that both Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore have subtle green shades as their ‘Color of the Year’. 

Below is the ‘Paint Color of the Year’ for both Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore as well as other trending 2022 colors for these retailers. As always, there are some really great colors and some that are a little more *adventurous*, shall we say?! 

If you’re building a new home or you’re ready to refresh your existing home with a fresh coat of paint, I think you’ll find some great paint color inspiration below :). I’ll also share some quick tips for selecting the perfect paint colors for YOUR home.

Psst … did you know that your favorite paint brand can color match Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams colors? Choose the color you want and then have your desired paint brand mix your desired color (regardless of brand).

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Popular Paint Colors


TIP 1: Neutral paint is typically a good idea when it comes to painting the main areas of your home.

TIP 2: You can be more adventurous and try some of the other fun trending colors in your bedrooms, laundry room, or powder room. Many of these colors would also look gorgeous on kitchen cabinets, laundry cabinets, office cabinets, or pantry cabinets as well.

TIP 3: Choose paint colors that YOU like! This is YOUR home and you can have bold colors throughout if that’s what you want. You do you!

TIP 4: I (highly) recommend that you try samples of paint colors in your home before purchasing paint. Samplize peel and stick paint samples are a simple, mess-free (and very accurate) option to see paint colors in your home.

Read about my Samplize sample color accuracy test here.


Benjamin Moore’s 2022 ‘Color of the Year’ is October Mist (1495). This is a gorgeous neutral green paint color that would look amazing not only on your walls but also on your home exterior or kitchen cabinets. Green kitchen cabinetry is one of the big kitchen trends for 2022 :).

Order a peel and stick sample of Benjamin Moore October Mist.

October Mist Walls


Sherwin Williams 2022 ‘Color of the Year’ is Evergreen Fog (SW 9130). Like October Mist, this is another subtle, yet beautiful, shade of green. 

This simple organic green paint contains a hint of grayish blue and it looks great just about anywhere … on walls, home exteriors, and on cabinets. 

Order a peel and stick sample of Sherwin Williams Evergreen Fog. 

Evergreen Fog Cabinets

In addition to October Mist, Benjamin Moore has 11 other paint colors trending in this year’s color palette.

This color palette is a beautiful collection of earthy, natural colors that range from very neutral (Steam, Morning Dew, Collector’s Item, and Natural Linen) to bold and sophisticated (Mysterious and Gloucester Sage) and some natural jewel tones (Wildflower, Pale Moon, and Venetian Portico) in the mix as well.

Popular Benjamin Moore Paint Colors of 2022
  • October Mist 1495
  • Wild Flower 2090-40
  • Pale Moon OC-108
  • Steam AF-15
  • Morning Dew OC-140
  • Collector’s Item AF-45
  • Hint of Violet 2114-60
  • Mysterious AF-565
  • Quiet Moments 1563
  • Fernwood Green 2145-40
  • Natural Linen 966
  • Venetian Portico AF-185
  • High Park 467
  • Gloucester Sage HC-100

Order a peel and stick sample of one (or more) of Benjamin Moore’s trending paint colors.

Sherwin Williams chooses colors a little differently than Benjamin Moore. Rather than just one trending color palette for 2022, they have FOUR forecasted color palettes (which = 40 colors total).

40 colors is A LOT for me to cover in a little blog post and, to be completely honest, I’m not a fan of some of the chosen colors 😬(did I just ‘say’ that out loud?!). However, I’ll share the entire color palette for you in the photo below. I’ve also created categorized lists of my top color choices from the Sherwin Williams 2022 forecasted colors.

  • Natural Linen SW 9109 (subtle neutral beige)
  • Shoji White SW 7042 (subtle neutral beige)
  • Alabaster SW 7008 (off white with a hint of gray)
  • Accessible Beige SW 7036 (I have this color throughout my home)
  • Agreeable Gray SW 7029 (This has been a popular neutral for years)
  • Pink Shadow SW 0070 (light pink with a hint of gray; would look cute in a nursery)
  • Lite Lavendar SW 6554 (exactly as it sounds … it’s a soft lavender and would also look adorable in a baby nursery or little girls’ room)
  • Rose SW 6290 (bold light magenta that would look SO pretty with white trim work!)
  • Lullaby SW 9136 (very soft greenish-grayish blue)
  • Moody Blue SW 6221 (subtle teal that would also pop against white trim work)
  • Inky Blue SW 9149 (I’m a broken record but this would look amazing with white trim!)
  • Aleutian (subtle blue that lends itself toward a light periwinkle almost)
  • Evergreen Fog SW 9130 (Color of the Year!)
  • Rosemary SW 6187 (Dark olive green that would look amazing on cabinets!)
  • Urbane Bronze SW 7048 (Color of the Year in 2021)
  • Iron Ore SW 7069 (Stunning deep greenish-gray that would look great with white trim)
  • Naval SW 6244 (Very deep navy that would look awesome on cabinets or exterior)
  • Cascades SW 7623 (Another very deep bold green that borders on almost black)

Order a peel and stick sample of one (or more) of Sherwin Williams’ trending paint colors.


So … what do you think? Do you see any colors above that you want to give a shot?! I wish I had a room (or cabinets) in my home to paint right now because many of the popular paint colors for houses in 2022 are GORGEOUS!

Go ahead and order some mess-free samples of your favorite colors that you want to test out. This is an inexpensive way to test all of these fun colors without making the commitment of actually painting your walls (or cabinets)! Happy painting!

  1. Belinda McGinty says:

    Thank you for this great article
    I am leaning toward the Accessible Beige for the walls in my home. (Photos of your home are amazing.)
    I would like to ask for the trim color you used with that. Do you have a Sherrington Williams paint that would work for trim and ceilings with that?
    Thank you!

    • Hi Belinda! My trim is Benjamin Moore ‘White Dove’ with my ‘Accessible Beige’ walls. You can color-match any brand of paint to be a Sherwin-Williams product. – Carrie

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