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The PPG 2022 Color of the Year Is an Extremely Soothing Shade

A brighter forecast is on the horizon...

ppg olive sprig color of the year
Olive Sprig

PPG announced their color forecast for 2022, and it's extremely encouraging. You might have seen this hidden gem popping up in homewares and even fashion accessories. It's a soothing color that represents healing, regrowth, and resiliency post-pandemic. After several difficult months of staying home in a mostly digital world, the brand was pushed to capture the determined spirit of nature and regrowth to bring forth something new, elegant, and grounded. Today, 'Olive Sprig'—a highly adaptable grey-green color, will entice you to brighten your environment with organic liveliness.

"As many of us know following a year of lockdown, the easiest way to shift your mindset is to change your environment," says Amy Donato, PPG Paint's senior color marketing manager. "Call it rebellion, but we are certainly here for the resurgence of optimistic colors to guide us into a new era of home design."

Experts participating in PPG's Annual Global Color Forecasting Workshop found that consumers are more inclined to adopt more colorful selections after difficult moments of inflection throughout history, such as the Roaring Twenties or during the Great Depression. Wave goodbye to the stark, neutral palettes of yesterday and venture into the world of color. Olive Sprig blends in any room—from a calming sanctuary in your bedroom, or to encourage you to focus in your home office. It also pairs beautifully with brass accents and wood tones on an island or lower kitchen cabinets. But the exploration doesn't have to stop there!

ppg olive sprig color of the year 2022

"Olive Sprig is such a special color. We think neutrals–beige, white or grey. But it can be green, which is just as versatile while bringing better benefits," Donato explains. Think of incorporating a luxurious velvet green couch, a wide array of leafy plants, or even painting your nook to create space and boundaries between your work and home life. This embrace of color reflects an optimistic rebellion, a sign of personal expression or much-needed self-care.

Horizon Palettes

PPG's color experts identified three clever color stories that will appeal to homeowners, designers, architects, and more in 2022.

  • The Invaluable palette draws from a Gatsby-esque aesthetic to create a glamorous palette that will add depth to any space.
  • If you prioritize self-care and the simple pleasures of life, the Introspective color story makes room for your private yet soulful lifestyle with its serene and cozy shades.
  • Customers drawn to vibrant, mood-boosting hues will love the Inspired palette to turn up the volume in any space. It's a dream theme for the maximalist! Spread joy, invite conversations, and embrace change into your home.
    ppg olive sprig color of the year 2022
    ppg olive sprig color of the year 2022

    In need of some soothing retail therapy? Below, we included some stunning options to bring Olive Sprig (and everything colorful beyond the horizon) into a hopeful new year of design in your home.

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