Updated: Feb 8
Picking the perfect shade to deem "Color of the Year" is never easy, but after nearly two years of living through a pandemic, this year’s choice felt as though it carried even more weight to leading paint company PPG. For the brand, the color needed to promote healing, which ultimately led the team to choose Olive Sprig as their 2022 Color of the Year. The grounded grey-green shade is meant to represent regrowth in a post-pandemic world and emulate nature’s resiliency.
The growing appreciation for green and natural tones guided PPG in picking the hue. Early this year, 30 global color experts participated in PPG’s Global Color Forecasting Workshop to analyze trends and determine what tones would best represent the brand’s color forecast. Resilience and the need to connect with nature were recurring themes at workshop with all the stylists agreeing that a green shade would best suit those needs.
The PPG team additionally identified three color stories that not only pair flawlessly with Olive Sprig but resonate with homeowners and designers alike. Described as representing "hope, reflection, and new beginnings," PPG's 2021 Horizons Color Stories are:
Invaluable: PPG’s Gooseberry, Castle Stone, and Ancient Copper Introspective: PPG’s Tea Time, Peace, Silver Service, and Pine Whisper Inspired: PPG's Cenote , Aloha, Lettuce Alone, Paris Pink, Coral Silk, and Crushed Pineapple
Source: SARAH DIMARCO Sarah DiMarco is the Assistant Editor at VERANDA, covering all things decor, design, and travel, and she also manages social media for the brand.