Trending: Color of the Year 2022

Are you tired of your wall colors yet? If you’re not one of the people who has already undertaken a redecorating project to keep from going stir crazy over the past 18 months, paint company Sherwin-Williams recently announced their 2022 Color of the Year. The company describes the color, Evergreen Fog SW 9130, as “a nourishing and sophisticated gray-green.” As a real estate agent, I can confirm that gray tones are being used in many of the new construction and remodeled houses I have been in for the past few years. While color trends go in cycles, I think grays will continue to be popular for a while, so they’re still a safe choice from a value/resale perspective.

“Evergreen Fog is a sophisticated wash of color for spaces that crave a subtle yet stunning statement shade,” said Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams. “Evergreen Fog inspires us to begin again and is a great choice for modern interiors and exteriors.”

In my opinion, evergreen Fog is on the darker side of a neutral tone. I’m not sure of it as a color for an entire room, unless that room is large or has an abundance of natural light. To me it works very well as an accent or feature wall color, or as an exterior color. However, it would likely be soothing color for a bedroom. The contemporary nature of gray tones would also make this color a natural choice for a home office setting.

“The familiar, comfortable nature of Evergreen Fog shines as a reassuring backdrop and freshens up any space,” Wadden said. “Create depth and texture with a mix of natural-looking textiles. Add a little gleam with a fusion of metals — champagne gold, warm brass, or inky black.”

Sherwin-Williams Evergreen Fog.

What do you think of Evergreen Fog? Is It a color you would try in your home? Leave a comment below and let me know.

/ Quotes credit Sherwin Williams Color of the Year press release, 9/21/2021. Photo credit: /

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