Sherwin Williams 2022 color of the year

Posted on November 26, 2021

Evergreen Fog Color of the year

Every year, each major paint company chooses a paint color to be their color of the year. The colors are chosen based on design trends & what designers predict will be the up and coming shades of the following year.

This year, Sherwin Williams chose a gorgeous grayish green paint color that is on-trend and forward thinking.

Evergreen Fog goes perfectly with all of the current styles – black metal accents, touches of gold and brass, layered whites and off-whites, and rich, warm wood tones. It expands on these trends though, with the addition of a more vintage shade of green.

Sherwin Williams Evergreen Fog Color Characteristics

Evergreen Fog is said to be a chameleon paint color due to its ability to shift between gray and green. This shift in the paint color happens throughout the day due to the varied lighting in a home.

For example, in cooler-toned or dimmer light, Evergreen Fog can look more gray. But, with the warmer light of the afternoon, you tend to see Evergreen Fog lean more towards green.

Sherwin Williams describes Evergreen Fog as a “stunning statement shade.” Instead of being a bold green though, the gray in Evergreen Fog gives it a more subtle approach. Evergreen Fog is remarkable in its ability to be both muted and distinctive at the same time.

Sherwin Williams Evergreen Fog LRV

Evergreen Fog has an LRV of 30. LRV stands for Light Reflectance Value. It is a scale that provides information about how much light a paint color will reflect back into a room. It also gives information about how light or dark a paint color is.

The LRV scale goes from 0, which is completely black, to 100, which is completely white. So, as you can see, an LRV of 30 is pretty low on the LRV scale. This means that Evergreen Fog will not reflect a ton of light back into the room.

As with all paint colors, this simply means that you will need to have enough light to support this paint color to make it work in your space. If your room is particularly dark, Evergreen Fog may look dull and dark as well. But, with ample natural or artificial light, Evergreen Fog can look beautiful.

As I mentioned earlier, Evergreen Fog is a mid-tone paint color. It isn’t so dark that it looks bold or daring, but it is dark enough to make a statement in a room.

2022 Color of the Year

Sherwin Williams Evergreen Fog Undertones

In addition to being a green-gray paint color, Evergreen Fog also has a hint of blue undertones. These blue undertones help Evergreen Fog look calming, and pull it back from being too reminiscent of an evergreen, grassy or moss colored green.

Instead, Evergreen Fog is a bit more like an updated sage green.

Is Evergreen Fog Warm or Cool?

Evergreen Fog is a cool paint color. As such, Evergreen Fog evokes a calming and relaxing feeling in a room.

Sherwin Williams Evergreen Fog Coordinating Colors

Evergreen Fog looks amazing with soft, creamy neutrals, warm wood tones, gold metals, and matte black accents.

As for pairing Evergreen Fog with other paint colors, it tends to go well with earthy neutrals, such as warm whites, browns, and oranges.

In fact, Urbane Bronze was Sherwin Williams Color of the Year for 2021. Accessible Beige has been popular for years, and Shoji White is a warm white that everyone is loving right now.

Bakelite Gold, Woven Wicker and Uber Umber are three lesser-known paint shades that bring a bold punch to this color palette. Heavily leaning into warm tones, they bring a bit of balance to the coolness of Evergreen Fog.

No matter which color palette you choose, Sherwin Williams Evergreen Fog is an excellent choice for any painting project next year!

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