Sherwin-Williams 2022 Color of the Year combines two of the most popular tones – and we predict that it will be huge

When two of the most sought-after hues come together, it’s a match made in interior design heaven

Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year
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Sherwin-Williams has just revealed their 2022 Color of the Year – and it celebrates the two most popular tones of the season. The aptly named Evergreen Fog merges green and gray hues to create a color that is almost guaranteed to be successful throughout the year ahead. 

But what else do we know about the shade that is about to reset paint trends globally? Here is everything we know – so you can get ahead of the inevitable color trend

Following a chain of breezy neutrals and vibrant jeweled paints, Sherwin-Williams curated Evergreen Fog to mark the start of a new dawn of ‘nostalgic mid-tones’ – the basis of which we observe in the ever-increasing desire for gray and green paint ideas. 

The appeal around these shades made the color the ‘clear choice’ for the Ohio-based manufacturers, as their director of color marketing, Sue Wadden says.

Sherwin-Williams Color of Month

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She explains how the merged hue acts as a perfect canvas for interior enthusiasts who can experiment with creative expression in their homes, thanks to its neutral, warming qualities.

‘Evergreen Fog is a sophisticated wash of color for spaces that crave a subtle yet stunning statement shade,’ Sue shares. ‘It inspires us to begin again and is a great choice for modern interiors and exteriors.’

If you think that Evergreen Fog looks familiar, you are not mistaken. The shade simultaneously appeared in Sherwin-Williams’ 2022 color predictions – in which it sat alongside the label’s trendiest hues, including the soothing Shoji White and the contrastable Über Umber


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With its ability to work alongside a spectrum of shades in their forecast, Evergreen Fog is a versatile tool that will set the tone for your future living room ideas – whatever the size – and whatever way your room is facing. With Evergreen Fog, you’re in safe and stylish hands. 

Plus, alongside its newly established place at the top of our gray and green room ideas, Sue explains the shade is similarly suitable for spaces beyond your home – as its organic tones act as an ideal backdrop for commercial ventures, lounges, and lobbies. 

We did tell you that you’re about to see this shade everywhere. Now, let’s watch this space. Evergreen Fog is available at Sherwin-Williams stores nationwide and is available to order online via their website. 

Megan Slack
Head of Celebrity Style News

Megan is the Head of Celebrity Style News at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes, before becoming H&G's News Editor in April 2022. She now leads the Celebrity/ News team. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.