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Best Light Green Paints + 2022 Colors of The Year

Consider calming green paint colors for your home

Recently Sherwin Williams announced that the 2022 Color of the Year was Evergreen Fog. They describe it as a “soothing, subtle and a perfect shade to freshen up any space”. Greens are honestly the perfect color to use in your home. After a few years of uncalm times, greens are supposed to help you feel more relaxed and natural. Not to mention, most of the main paint companies chose a green color for their 2022 colors the year. It can’t be that big of a coincidence to have that many companies worshipping calming green colors.

8 years ago, we chose SW Liveable Green and we have no intention of repainting anytime soon. This lighter green paint from Sherwin Williams in our living areas was a perfect way to have a calming color that works with changing home decor tastes. While we do love gray paints, I am sure there will be a time when gray wall paint becomes a little dated and people are searching for a little more color in their lives.

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Sherwin Williams paint chips with Color of the year 2022 above Evergreen Fog

What SW number is Evergreen Fog?

Evergreen Fog is SW 9130.

Is Evergreen Fog a warm or a cool color?

Evergreen Fog is a cool gray-green color that can work well in different spaces. Just like SW Liveable Green, you can mix and match different earthy tones to create a relaxing and modern home design.

For all the paint colors we are talking about here, I have linked to Samplize to see the real colors. Samplize is a company that sells large peel and stick paint samples from paint companies like Sherwin Williams and Benjamin

Moore.

What paint swatch is Evergreen Fog on?

The other colors listed with Evergreen Fog are:

Complementary Colors To Evergreen Fog

Complementary colors to SW Evergreen Fog

Evergreen Fog on painted bathroom vanity cabinets

If you have natural wood tones or like the boho look in your light fixtures, then a green paint color may be one to try. You can see how this recommended paint palette can pull from different natural tones. Our friend, Sarah at Rustic Rocky Canyon recently painted her bathroom vanity with Evergreen Fog. She was surprised that it actually was lighter than she thought. In addition, we absolutely how it looks with the natural wood framed mirror.

SW evergreen fog painted bathroom vanity with wood framed mirror and pendant lights
Photo credit: @rockycanyonrustic on Instagram

Will green paint colors work in my home?

The biggest factor you want to consider with any paint color is to consider your lighting. Have you ever been in the paint store and fallen in love with the small little sample only to bring it home and realize you hate the color?

While that is because the lighting in your home is different from that in the store. If your lights give off a more yellow haze (think Edison bulbs) then certain greens may appear more yellowish-green than you thought. And vice versa certain cooler grays may end being too harsh or gray. Saturation of color may also not work if say your room doesn’t receive enough natural light.

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It is normally too hard to tell if you really are going to love a paint color from such a small paint chip. We have used Samplize peel and stick samples when picking a green cabinet color.

Read more>>>Full Samplize Peel and Stick Paint Sample Review

What were other colors of the year from other paint companies?

2022 paint colors of the year Behr Breezeway with paint swipe, BM October Mist, SW evergreen Fog and Breakfast room green

So it is completely crazy that a lot of the main paint companies chose a shade of green paint to be their 2022 Color the year. We think that greens will be overtaking grays in the near future. There are so many different versions out there that I am sure most people can find one to work with their home decor.

Paint color with Benjamin Moore October Mist

Benjamin Moore’s 2022 Color of the Year: October Mist

This moody green-gray color is a soft sage color that is a little more saturated in color than Sherwin William’s Evergreen Fog. This green color would be perfect for cabinetry or even built-ins in your home office. If we do a wood accent wall sometime in the near future, we have to consider this color.

paint color with Behr Breezeway

Behr’s 2022 Color of the Year: Breezeway

Just another silvery gray color that can be used on walls or cabinetry to bring a more modern feel to a room. Behr describes this color as bringing tranquility with his sea glass hue. Looking to change up your front door color, this light, and airy color may do the trick. This color tends to have a little more of a mint feel and may be comparable to Sherwin Williams Sea Salt.

Farrow and Ball Breakfast Room Green

Farrow and Ball 2022 Paint Palette of the Year Included: Breakfast Room Green with other more natural colors

This color gives us a mad med midcentury modern feel. You don’t have to use it to only paint your breakfast room.

If you are looking for a new and modern paint color you may want to check out different light to medium green paints. Your walls or cabinets will thank you! I am not always the hippest person but feel that I have been spot on with my love for green paint recently. If only I could say the big paint companies read my blog and inspired them!

Best Sherwin Williams light green paint colors

In addition to Evergreen Fog and the other 2022 Colors of the Year, here are a few other lighter green paint colors from Sherwin Williams to consider for your next painting project.

Sherwin Williams Light Green Paint Colors with variety of greens with names
  1. Clary Sage
  2. Filmy Green
  3. Softened Green
  4. Sea Salt
  5. Liveable Green
  6. Spinach White
  7. Acacia Haze

Why are so many people recommending green paint colors?

Green paint can be so versatile and work with a variety of accent colors. Not to mention greens tend to bring out a calming attitude and we all need that after the past couple of years. From sea glass green to more moody sage colors, greens can go well with anything.

Read More>>>Green Kitchen Cabinet Ideas (7 different green cabinet colors that give off completely different vibes)

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We hope you find the best green paint colors for your home soon!

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