As a designer, I love this time of year when major paint companies introduce their Colors of the Year. It adds a little bit of extra joy sprinkled in with the holidays. And it’s exciting because we get to see how these colors will influence interiors over the next few years.
These hand-picked paints come from color experts in the field. More often than not, they influence kitchen and bath trends. Designers love when homeowners gravitate towards new colors for a fresh perspective on their space.
To make it easy, we’ve compiled a list of the top forecasted colors for 2022 to help inspire your home interior journey!
Under the MasterBrand portfolio, we offer a variety of these on-trend shades that can be utilized in any area of the home. If your heart is set on one of these paints, we proudly offer custom color capabilities in our MidContinent, Urban Effects, UltraCraft, Decora, KitchenCraft, Omega, StarMark, and Fieldstone cabinetry lines.
Colors of the Year
In recent years, Colors of the Year have been heavily influenced by blue-grays. Considering recent color trends in cabinets, we’re not surprised to see that greens are now making a big splash. By grouping these colors into categories, we can more easily talk about them in-depth.
Fresh Shades of Green
The strong influence of greens – like Breezeway, October Mist, Olive Sprig, and Evergreen Fog – are cool and fresh. These greens are usable as long-term, neutral colors anywhere in the home. They are also stunning choices for cabinetry. If shades of white or cream are in your home’s overall color palette, these greens will work great to add a pop of color.
When choosing to add color to your cabinetry, look for colors that have a bit of complexity in their undertones. These colors tend to blend well with others and this means your color choice will essentially have a longer life cycle.
Bold Shades of Green
Blanched Thyme, Guacamole, and Breakfast Room Green are more energetic, bold, vibrant, and warmer colors with yellowish undertones. These are wonderful colors to bring nature into the home. They’re not quite as neutral and they will definitely make a statement, so we recommend using these in a room you want to add energy and warmth.
Spectrum of Blues
Some of the colors of the year still do fall into the blue family, which we know has been very popular in cabinetry for the last five years. Orchid Ash, Bright Skies, Stone Blue and, Mountain River show how the blue tones are evolving into 2022. This broader spectrum of blues is very useable and showcases why blue has become a mainstream staple in the home.
MasterBrand Introduces Finish of the Year
For the second consecutive year, MasterBrand proudly introduces our very own Finish of the Year!
This neutral paint is a pale, off-white color that makes an excellent foundation for most palettes. It’s not too white and not too gray. This finish has the ability to make a statement on its own or be paired with other accents. It purposely blends with any stain, dark to light, as well as most opaques because of its light gray undertones. Start using shades of this trendy off-white color today, which goes by the name Crushed Ice with our Decora cabinets, Nordic with our KitchenCraft cabinets and Icy Avalanche with our Diamond cabinets.
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