The Most Popular Paint Colors for 2022
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The Most Popular Paint Colors for 2022

Posted on October 28, 2021

If your home’s interior walls are looking a little drab, or it’s just time for something new, then follow your instinct (and your imagination) and rejuvenate your living space with a fresh coat of color that leaves an impression. We believe there’s no wrong time to give your home a fresh splash of color and personality. And while it’s fun to dream about your home’s new color, actually picking it out might be a little intimidating. To get you on the right track, we’ve compiled some predictions for the most popular paint colors for 2022.

Interior Paint Color Trends for 2022

We’ll be looking specifically at what’s hot in terms of 2022 interior painting trends in this article. These trends are more fluid and tend to evolve more rapidly than exterior color trends. Additionally, while neon green shutters on hot pink siding might land you a strongly worded letter from your HOA, interior options allow for limitless creative (and perhaps even borderline eccentric) expression. While your home’s exterior is no doubt deserving of attention, your interior walls represent the palette through which you can make your living space truly special and unique to your tastes.

Sherwin-Williams 2022 Color of the Year

Always on the cutting edge of innovation and style, the folks at Sherwin-Williams have chosen Evergreen Fog (SW 9130) as their 2022 Color of the Year. Sherwin-Williams describes the green-meets-gray paint color as “a versatile and calming hue… a simple but sophisticated wash of beautiful, organic color for spaces that crave a subtle yet stunning statement shade.”

In addition to selecting a singular color of the year, Sherwin-Williams has compiled their annual Colormix Color Forecast collection of 40 en vogue colors destined to be all the rage in 2022. Below are some of the highlights:

Dusky, Deep Tones

Dark and impactful paint colors like Garret Gray (SW 6075) and Iron Ore (SW 7069) are sure to give your home a classic yet dynamic boldness that brighter options may lack. Pair these natural tones with contrasting accents of more vibrant reds and blues for a remarkable and trendy look to your home.

Interior paint color trend choices

Warm Neutrals and Natural Textiles

Softer and brighter paint colors found in nature, like Woven Wicker (SW 9104), Über Umber (SW 9107) and Natural Linen (SW 9109) offer a more traditional appearance that complements plenty and never goes out of style. Reminiscent of the warmth of the Earth, these timeless options are subtle enough to promote relaxation, yet prominent enough to make a statement. It’s no surprise that the 2021 Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year (Urbane Bronze – SW 7632) and the aforementioned 2022 Color of the Year (Evergreen Fog – SW 9130) fall within this classic-meets-contemporary color category.

Organic Greens

And speaking of natural paint colors, expect to see a lot more green in 2022 (aesthetically speaking, at least). Classic and subdued green hues like Cucuzza Verde (SW 9038) and Rosemary (SW 6187) provide a sense of growth and rejuvenation and are unlikely to fall out of favor any time soon.

Trendy paint color selections for 2022

Lush and Blush Pinks

From subtle to stunning, hues of pink are back for 2022. While a serene tone like Rosé (SW 6290) can produce a soothing, peaceful atmosphere, more vivid and powerful paint colors like Dynamo (SW 6841) can brighten a room with positive energy, brilliance, and glamour. Though some might disagree, sometimes pinks are best used in moderation, and you’ll find no shortage of these accent colors that can liven up your space in an instant.

Not-so-Basic Primary and Secondary Colors

Many homeowners in 2022 are shying away from traditional primary and secondary hues and going with something a bit bolder and more out-of-the-box that still has a familiarity to it. Radiant, warm reds like Rejuvenate (SW 6620) and Sierra Redwoods (SW 7598) and modern greens like Cascades (SW 7623) or Basque Green (SW 6246) offer a modern take on the classics and are garnering a lot of interest from those looking to give their home that unmistakable POP!


We hope we’ve given you some inspiration and maybe even some direction on where to take your home in the coming year with these popular paint colors for 2022. Though it should come as no surprise that there are plenty of options out there, the true perfect color for any space is the one that makes you and your family feel at home. At CertaPro Painters®, our color consultations can help you find the paint color that’s right for you. Or try out our MyPaint Colors visualizer to test out several options at once. And when you’re ready to embark on your painting project, our residential painting professionals are standing by ready to assist. Contact us today for a free estimate.