Sherwin-Williams is painting 2022 in warm neutrals, bold metallics, organic greens and nostalgic reds with its annual Colormix Forecast, released today. The Sherwin-Williams Global Forecast Team of colour professionals is predicting that 2022 will bring about an embrace of discovery and expression through colour as we transition into a new way of being.
We told a story of balance and rhythm through color last year as we transitioned into a time of stillness. We are holding that balance in one hand and embracing growth and adaptability in the other as we move toward a new vision and discovery of our world,” said Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams. “Embracing the idea of MODE in design inspires a new way of being as we explore beyond what has been the familiar.”
Colormix Forecast 2022 Collections
Drawing on nature’s processes, the Method palette celebrates natural order and the balance between organic neutrals and tonal luxury. This palette finds its inspiration in art deco, modern organics and 1980s postmodernism. The soft earthiness of Shoji White SW 7042 juxtaposes with the sensuality of Über Umber SW 9107, culminating in a raw yet refined harmony.
Mysterious and deeply opulent, the Opus palette composes a unique masterwork of stirring rhythms resulting in a masterpiece. Grounded in modern maximalism, this palette takes its cues from dark luxury and bold metallics. Blackberry SW 7577 stirs up theatrical marvel while Iron Ore SW 7069 explores the darker, edgier side of creative expression.
Inspired by the fullness of living well, the Dreamland palette effortlessly fuses soft forms and modern Scandinavian minimalism to create a fresh, life-giving fantasy realm. Influenced by biomimicry and sustainability, Dreamland incorporates berry tones and organic greens, like Rosé SW 6290 and Cucuzza Verde SW 9038, which highlight balance and the vernal sweetness of bud and bloom.
The Ephemera palette evokes a warm nostalgia and unwavering optimism as we fondly remember the past and look to the possibility of the future by blending old and new. Unifying retro-futurism, meaning and memory, the Ephemera palette merges colours reminiscent of bygone basics, such as Sierra Redwood SW 7598, Peace Yellow SW 2857 and Basque Green SW 6426.