Beautiful Paint Colors for 2022 from Ballard Designs

Home has never been more important, and this is the year to make it your own. Whether you want to surround yourself with peace and calm or create a unique wonderland for your imagination, new paint color is the most transformative tool available! To get your new year started right, I’m sharing some beautiful paint colors for 2022 featured by Ballard Designs (who happen to have a great sale going on now).

Darker blues pair beautifully with warm orange. If you love copper, amber, cinnamon, or pumpkin accents, a medium to dark blue wall color might be a good option for you.

Benjamin Moore West Coast in Ballard Designs

If you prefer a “safe” neutral, a light warm beige is a nice backdrop for orange and blue tones. Benjamin Moore Tapestry Beige is warmer than white and lighter than the darker beiges that we’ve been moving away from in recent years.

Benjamin Moore Tapestry Beige in Ballard Designs

Most all the paint color companies chose green as their 2022 Color of the Year, and here’s a lovely one to consider – Benjamin Moore Palisades Park:

Benjamin Moore Palisades Park by Ballard Designs

Maybe you have a room where you want to create moody drama? Ballard Designs featured one of my favorite blacks, Sherwin-Williams Tricorn Black, in this dining room:

Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black in Ballard Designs

Another pretty option is Benjamin Moore Santorini Blue – I’ve used it a number of times in boys’ and young men’s bedrooms:

Benjamin Moore Santorini Blue in Ballard Designs

Benjamin Moore’s Seattle Mist is a fantastic light neutral with a slight green undertone. Between a beige and gray, it’s one I’ve used frequently in clients’ homes. FYI, it typically reads a bit lighter than it does in this image from Ballard Designs:

Benjamin Moore Seattle Mist for Ballard Designs

I don’t specify Behr colors, but this white looks lovely in this bedroom. However, you should be wary of catalog, magazine, and computer images of paint colors (here’s why). Be sure and test paint colors prior to choosing the best option for your unique space. I wrote about how to do that here. My favorite way to sample is to brush real paint on Small Wall paint sample boards, which give you the best representation of how the color will look in real life in your space. You can find those at Sherwin-Williams retailers or online here.

Behr Arcade White

Ballard Designs featured this yellow gold paint color in a very spacious closet, but I don’t believe most of us are ready to welcome yellow gold back into our homes. Many of my clients are still trying to rid their walls of this color from the 1990s.  Maybe next decade this will be appealing again??

Benjamin Moore Da Vinci's Canvas

Benjamin Moore Philipsburg Blue is a classic beauty from their Historic Collection:

Benjamin Moore Philipsburg Blue

It reads a little darker in real life than it does in Ballard’s image. I recently specified it for a neighbor’s dining room – here’s a quick iphone photo of the color:

philipsburg blue

Warm whites are still trending, and Ballard Designs features Sherwin-Williams Grecian Ivory here:

Sherwin Williams Grecian Ivory

Are you ready for a new paint color or two (or ten) in your home in 2022? Let us know what you are pondering in the comments below! Pin this image to save these color ideas for later:

paint colors for 2022

 

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Lily Starr
Lily Starr
7 months ago

What a great posting! . . . Thank you!

Laura
Laura
7 months ago

Hi Kristie, I’m always so happy to see an update from you in my inbox! What a timely article. Earlier today I saw the Ballard Design post and bookmarked some of the colors, and your comments are very helpful, especially regarding Seattle Mist. Thank you!
All the best wishes for a happy and healthy 2022!

Carol
Carol
7 months ago

Unable to pin

Julia Newton
Julia Newton
7 months ago

Oddly, I wasn’t able to pin either…and this is an article worth pinning!

Vallie Taylor
Vallie Taylor
7 months ago

I’m glad to see green come back after a very long absence.

Jennifer
Jennifer
7 months ago

Painting my handrail and newel post Tricorn Black as soon as my boys go back to school in January!

Sandy LeRoy
Sandy LeRoy
7 months ago

With a hue angle of 95 degrees, Seattle Mist is a member of the Yellow hue family. It doesn’t have a “green undertone”. Architectural paint doesn’t have undertones. Every color except pure white, gray or black belongs to a hue family.

Marcy Terwilliger
Marcy Terwilliger
7 months ago

Hi there Kristie, changing from different colors on the walls to one color throughout is something I’m looking forward to doing. However, I would like to go with the soft green in the big kitchen, up the stairs and into the bonus room. It’s been seven years now and I’m ready for a change, what do you think? Marcy

Sandy
Sandy
7 months ago

Lovely photos in this post (well maybe the yellow-gold worries me a bit, b/c I’m old enough to remember the 70s – also b/c the hall bath in my last house was still tiled ‘harvest gold’). The creamy tans are looking good, aren’t they? I love the room with the blue pottery.

Nancy Greenberg
Nancy Greenberg
7 months ago

As usual, your comments are timely and on point! Love the Philipsburg Blue, might try it on an exterior door instead of my stand by blue, Hale Navy. Have a Happy New Year!

Last edited 7 months ago by Nancy Greenberg
Beth Lester
7 months ago

These are gorgeous (except for maybe that closet, ha)! My living room has navy, cognac/rust, with rust in the fireplace, red in the cabinetry and yellowish in the wood floors. Drives me crazy, but I’m trying!

Michele
Michele
6 months ago

What is the color on recent Ballards catalogue

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