14 Mar Top Paint Colours & Trends of 2022
Top Paint Colours & Trends of 2022
Spring is just around the corner and there’s never been a better time to brighten up your home with a fresh coat of paint. We’ve got the top paint colours & trends of 2022. This year, some paint experts are recommending deep and eccentric colours to help breathe new life into the place that has substituted as your office, classroom, gym and entertainment space for the last 24 months. Others are taking a softer approach, with palettes of earth tones and colours inspired by nature.
Here are the 2022 colours of the year
According to some of the top paint companies in North America:
Pantone’s colour of the year is the bold and deep Very Peri (PANTONE 17-3938). This soft yet spirited shade of violet-blue is meant to inspire curiosity and spark creativity.
Inspired by the shades of a sunset and the beauty of the sea, Valspar’s 2022 collection of colours provides a range of timeless options that will inspire calm and serenity in any room.
In recent years, grey has all but replaced white as the neutral of choice in modern décor. In 2022, several top paint producers have crowned silvery-green shades of this staple as their top colour, representing new beginnings and hope for the future.
Benjamin Moore’s October Mist (CC-550) provides a clean, crisp backdrop for virtually any accent colours. Behr’s Breezeway (MQ3-21) is cool and fresh, meant to uplift and expand even the smallest spaces.
Sherwin-Williams’ Evergreen Fog (SW 9130) is a refreshing and versatile colour, perfect for pairing with greens, blues and greys. Laurel Leaf, a warm and floral shade, has been chosen as the first-ever paint colour of the year from the Better Homes & Gardens’ collection.
Looking for Something a Bit Edgier
If you’re looking for something a bit edgier, you’ll appreciate Glidden’s top pick for 2022: Guacamole (PPG1121-5). This rich and soothing shade of grey-green can bring a splash of sophistication to any room in your home.
If you Think You Will Be Selling Your Home
If you are plan to sell your home in the next year or two then you may want to stick to more neutral tones that allow potential buyers to envision their own furniture, artwork, etc. in the home. If you have looked at houses for sale in Kanata, Stittsville and surrounding communities in Ottawa you will likely remember those that looked fresh, move-in ready and cared for. Remember to paint the baseboards and trim around windows and doors white to allow the fresh paint colour on the walls to be highlighted.
Preparation is key, patching nail pops and any damage to walls prior to painting will make a difference. If you’re not a great painter or don’t have the time then let a professional do the work, the outcome and time saved will be worth the dollars.
As experienced REALTORS® in Kanata and other surrounding communities in Ottawa, we have professional painter contacts in the community that we can share with you. Feel free to reach out if you would like some suggested painters or other trades.