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Benjamin Moore Colour of the Year 2022

Colour Trends 2022

Incredibly it’s that time of year again. Benjamin Moore’s Colour of the Year for 2022 has been revealed!

October Mist CC-550

A subtle sage green that takes you right back to nature.

Benjamin Moore Colour Of The Year 2022 October Mist

In addition to the Colour of the Year announcement, Benjamin Moore has also released their entire Colour Trends palette for 2022.

Similar to 2021’s palette we see a lot of warm, neutral colours. And do you notice which colour is missing??

Colour Trends 2022, Color Trends 2022

Blue! Blue is missing!

Okay, yes, Mysterious is a deep, dark, gorgeous blue. But it’s shocking to not see any other blue…maybe that’s because blue is ALWAYS on trend.

Either way, I LOVE this entire Benjamin Moore Colour Trends palette, do you?


Benjamin Moore Colour of the Year:

October Mist CC-550

October Mist CC-550
Benjamin Colour of the Year 2022

Earlier this month Sherwin Williams also announced their 2022 Colour of the Year.

Evergreen Fog SW 9130, another soothing neutral green.

Both colours are a nod to nature. See below for a comparison of these two Colour of the Year green paints.

The Sherwin Williams green is more intense, slightly darker than the green paint selection by Benjamin Moore.

I adore green (next to purple, it’s my favourite colour) and love both of these paint colours.

Benjamin Moore Colour Of The Year 2022 October Mist
Beautiful loft office in October Mist

Colour Trends 2022

October Mist is an incredibly versatile green.

With the 14 colours found in the Colour Trends 2022 palette, you have a vast number of beautiful combinations.

The entire Colour Trends palette for 2022 can be seen below.

Photos are courtesy of Benjamin Moore.

Benjamin Moore Colour Trends Palette 2022

Beautiful rooms showcasing the 2022 Colour Trends:

Morning Dew OC-140

Morning Dew OC-140
Morning Dew by Benjamin Moore

If you want to know a close comparison to Morning Dew, check out my Edgecombe Gray review.

High Park 467

High Park 467
High Park by Benjamin Moore
Walls: High Park

This lovely sage green reminds me of Green Smoke by Farrow and Ball.

Laundry Room Storage Green Smoke Farrow Ball Cabinetry
Cabinetry in Green Smoke by Farrow & Ball, design by Claire Jefford Inc.

Gloucester Sage HC-100

Gloucester Sage HC-100
Gloucester Sage
Walls: Gloucester Sage, Trim: Steam, Chairs left to right: Quiet Moments, Pale Moon, Fernwood Green, Hint of Violet

For a colour comparison, Gloucester Sage is similar to Chelsea Gray from the Benjamin Moore Historical Collection.

Steam AF-15

Steam AF-15
Steam, October Mist, Quiet Moments, Colour Trend Palette 2022
Bedroom walls, ceiling and door: Steam, Hallway wall: October Mist, Far bedroom wall: Smoky Green/Quiet Moments

I’ve done a colour review of White Dove which could be used as a substitute instead of Steam.

Pinterest White Dove Dining Room

Mysterious is one of my favourite colours for the 2022 Colour Trends collection.

But then again, I am a sucker for blues, especially those of the moody variety!

Mysterious by Benjamin Moore
Wall in Mysterious AF-565 by Benjamin Moore

Below you can see one of our dining room designs where we used the contrasting colour combination of Hale Navy and White Dove.

Hale Navy And White Dove Dining
Click here to see more photos from this project.

But really, you could also use Mysterious and Steam to get a similar look to what we did in this project.

More rooms:

Below is a pretty bedroom in these soft pastel tones.

Colour Trends 2022
Wall: Smoky Green CC-700, Trim: Steam AF-15 and Ceiling: Pale Moon OC-108.

I love how they’ve done the fifth wall in the cheery Pale Moon. It’s bright without being an ‘in your face’ yellow.

I am a sucker for pretty painted ceilings.

Collector's Item
Wall painted Collector’s Item AF-45,

If you like Collector’s Item (shown above) then you’ll also love Swiss Coffee by Benjamin Moore. It’s more well-known but very similar with a warm undertone.

Wild Flower, Collector's Item
Dining Room wall in Wild Flower 2090-40, Tram and Fireplace painted Collector’s Item AF-45

The beautiful coral tone from this trend collection called Wild Flower is almost the exact same colour that we pulled from the drapery fabric to use on the banquette when we renovated my sisters Bungalow last year.

Fernwood Green 2145-40
Accent wall: Fernwood Green, Wall and stairs: Steam

Fernwood Green, 2145-40 is a fun, cheery colour that was included in my Benjamin Moore VIP Colour Collection of large painted boards.

What do you think of these Colour Trend colours for 2022? 

Have you used any of these paint from the 2022 Colour Trends palette by Benjamin Moore?

Comment below and let me know your thoughts.

Fernwood Green, Steam, Wild Flower, Mysterious

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I also offer collections that showcase a group of 10 similar colours from Benjamin Moore, Farrow & Ball and my newest addition, Sherwin Williams.

There’s also the ultimate collection which includes all 20 of my Benjamin Moore Guides.

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(2) Comments
  • Jane
    | 24 October 2021

    I knew right away that it was blue that was missing! However, I do love the new pallet.

    • Claire Jefford
      | 5 December 2021

      Right!? But I do love Mysterious and that is a dark, deep, beautiful blue 🙂

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