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New Year, New Hue: 2022 Color of the Year Comes Home

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Evergreen Fog SW 9130, the Sherwin-Williams 2022 Color of the Year.Sherwin-Williams

The delicate green tones that spill across a misty forest on a bright spring morning have been encapsulated into a single paint color. Long Island homeowners can welcome the new year by welcoming the serenity of the forest into their abodes with Evergreen Fog, the Sherwin-Williams 2022 Color of the Year.

The calming green 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.

The start of 2022 is all about starting anew—and that sentiment is at the heart of the organic gray-green Evergreen Fog, Wadden added. “[It] inspires us to begin again and is a great choice for modern interiors and exteriors.”

Maria Villatoro, assistant manager at the Port Washington Sherwin-Williams on Shore Road, says Evergreen Fog is a particularly great fit for a living room or bathroom.

“In the living room, you could use it as an accent wall to still get the color into the room without overwhelming the space,” she says. In the bathroom, Villatoro recommends splitting wall with color and texture. For a natural look, paint the top-half of your bathroom wall with Evergreen Fog, and coat the bottom-half with a white wood paneling for a natural look.

The soothing hue is the 12th official Color of the Year from Sherwin-Williams., and can be paired with a variety of neutral shades, including the 2021 Color of the Year, Urbane Bronze, Wadden notes.

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, individuals have spent more time in their houses yet may be craving the outdoors. According to Sherwin-Williams, Evergreen Fog successfully brings the comfort of the outdoors into our homes, which can benefit our health and wellbeing.

“I think they selected it because it’s such a natural and calming color,” Villatoro notes, “and after the year that we’ve had, that’s all we need in our homes—to feel calm.”