Every beginning of the New Year I get so excited I can’t wait for all the colors to be revealed for the colors of the year In paint and design.
This year was no exception… I am almost giddy with excitement . Honestly. My problem is I want all the colors I love every one of them from the subtle to the most moody which seems to be this year a very dark navy blue. I like it….🙂
Today I will be sharing Benjamin Moore 2022 Colors.
Subtle and Moody Colors
Let’s talk a little bit about it and what I have seen so far. People are stepping out of their comfort zone and going BOLD even myself included, I am trying to pick my own color palette and I’ll get back to you on that… it’s not an easy decision. For me or for you, I get it. So MANY colors and so few rooms to put them in. LOL.
Sometimes when we see it in different styles, rooms and homes we start to imagine what it would look like in our home. Some of it is Scandinavian and yet it can be in a Farmhouse. Some are Coastal and it looks good in Modern Farmhouse . The colors and choices not to mention can compliment any style of home and decor.
Overall, the 2022 color palette is intended to embrace our need for spaces that make us feel healthy, serene, and centered.
Creating a soothing for a space where you want to relax, weather it is Modern, Farmhouse, Coastal or BOHO.
What should you do now that you are super excited about the colors and you are ready to get Busy?
I gotcha covered, my Friend.
Best thing to do is to get samples of the different colors of your choice. By this I mean seeing what color looks like in the particular room of choice.
You have several choice and they are:
Make color selection easy with a large, 4’’x8’’ paint color swatch. This useful tool allows you to view the color on the wall without picking up a paint brush.
Paint Color Sample (Half Pint)
Benjamin Moore Color Samples allow you to try on a color before you commit to the time and expense of painting an entire room.
Peel and Stick Sample
In the intent of saving time and peace of mind. Peel-and-stick paint samples let you easily move color samples from room to room, and observe in different lighting throughout your home.
Make faster design decisions without dealing with the hassle of paint. Simply peel and stick to view real paint on the wall.
I just want to say it doesn’t matter which style of paint Sample you choose, this is a crucial step to achieving the color that you really want. Taking into consideration the entire room, lighting
- Ambient or General Lighting
- Task Lighting
- Accent Lighting
Furniture and flooring (hardwood, laminate, tile and/or carpeting) also need consideration.
We tend to be creatures of habit and color choice as a no exception. This is going to sound funny but it ends up being true even if we don’t knowingly look at it first …. I hear ya what the heck is she talking about?
Go in your closet and take note of what colors you have in there. This will hold true to your choice of colors in a room. There is nothing wrong with this, you don’t have to follow the crowd and you certainly don’t want to pick a color that does not bring you joy.
Funny story, this is true, at one time mostly all of my Clothing was Black Also a lot of very dark colors. So for me this was an eye-opener. What to do what to do what to do. But I have left the Darkside and now I am embracing the colors of nature. LOL.
When you’re ready to narrow down your color, you will need to know what sheen or texture you want on your walls.
My personal preference and always recommended was eggshell. For the last 40 years that is what I’ve used and have never been disappointed.
Below I will share with you your choices in that area:
Quick Guide as To Paint Sheen
I also want to let you know that the name brand of the paint color can be duplicated at whatever store you choose. Simply make sure that you have the numbers that are associated with the color of your choice.
You will bring it to the paint store and they will match it using that color number. I know it sounds scary, but trust me it does work.
For many of us paint is expensive and we have to go shopping where we can afford it. There’s nothing wrong with that. I do the same thing.
Any type of a upgrade to a room can be costly so like all of us I to watch my budget and hopefully I can get all the things I really want, does that sound like you. See I told you that you’re not alone.
Most importantly , choose colors that make you and your HOME a happy place, not just what is “In”.
To recap, always follow the above steps to make sure the color is right for the space before you invest the time and money. We want to get it right the first time. Hopefully.
Now you have the fun part going shopping for colors.
Thanks for joining us and being a part of The City Cottage Family. I love when we can visit.
Don’t forget to visit us over at: Pinterest
Share us with someone you know, “Sharing is Caring”.
Until next time,