All the Ways You Can Use the Latest Color Trends in Your Home

A fresh hue for every room.
guest room with rich, dark walls
Upgrade an entire bedroom with Valspar’s Flannel Gray. Photo: Courtesy of Valspar

Paint colors are a unique way for homeowners to express their personalities throughout their abode. This year’s color trends are perfect for upgrading a room or two — creating eye-catching places or subtle touches here and there. Here’s how you can use the 2022 Colors of the Year to dress up your home. 

Offer Guests a Cozy Retreat

Fill the guest bedroom with a rich, dark shade that’ll bring stillness to its atmosphere. Flannel Gray, one of Valspar’s 12 Colors of the Year, is a cool hue that’ll give your guests a cozy retreat. Style the room with warm wood tones and hints of red to complement the color and create a soothing, inviting place. 

cozy living room with sage green walls

Breathe easy with Benjamin Moore’s calming October Mist. Photo: Courtesy of Benjamin Moore

Create a Lively Living Room

Another cool color is Benjamin Moore’s October Mist. This shade of sage green works well in every interior and welcomes serenity into your home. It’s ideal for the living room, where it can complement both neutral and vibrant colors. If you want a more natural look, be sure to include light-colored wooden furniture and a rattan lantern in your design.  

interior with sofa and bright purple walls

Energize your home with Pantone’s Very Peri. Photo: Courtesy of Pantone

Go Bold with an Accent Wall

Shift away from neutral-toned walls and paint your accent wall with Pantone’s Very Peri. This vibrant paint will wow any visitor. It’s creative and bright, offering blue and violet tones. Embrace the bold by pairing it with yellow or lime green accessories. To tone it down, bring in soft, muted colors. 

cozy work nook with evergreen fog painted walls

Photo: Courtesy of Sherwin-Williams

Refresh Your Whole Home

Sherwin-Williams’ Evergreen Fog is a color homeowners can put on all four walls. It’s a subtle shade that pairs well with neutrals, from whites and dark grays to beiges and browns. Experiment with different textured surfaces, like tile or stone, to elevate the room. 

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