2022 Color of the Year – Behr

In my last blog post I showed Sherwin Williams 2022 Color of the Year. Now let’s take a look at the 2022 Color of the Year by Behr.

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Breezeway  Behr 1 MQ3-21

The name brings me back to mid-century homes where breezeways were added to connect the garage to the house. They were no  more than a hallway and the name always intrigued me.

Behr describes it as:

“A relaxed and uplifting sea glass green expressing peace and tranquility for forward movement.”

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I would be careful that this color doesn’t turn too minty on you, but in a limited capacity and paired with whites, creams and grays I think it could be stunning.

I see this as a wonderful color for a beach side retreat, lake side cottage or a bungalow style home. It has cool undertones so that is why I think it would be wonderful in a hot climate or those lake homes where you escape the heat of the summer months.

A front door may be the perfect spot to add this light breezy color.

**All photo credits to Behr.

 

 

2022 Color of the Year – Sherwin Williams

It’s the first day of 2022 and what better time to look ahead to the projected colors that will take this year by storm. Will they be accurate? Who knows…..I have seen colors come and go and some are embraced and some are a flash that last a few weeks.

Evergreen-fogBut lets take a look at Sherwin William’s 2022 color of the year. Evergreen Fog (SW 9130), a versatile and calming hue of green-meets-gray, with just a bit of blue.

This gray-green hue is “a sophisticated wash of color for spaces that crave a subtle yet stunning statement shade,” said Sue Wadden, the director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams, in a statement. “Evergreen Fog inspires us to begin again and is a great choice for modern interiors and exteriors.

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This shade really can go anywhere. Out of all the ‘Color’s of the Year’ the last few years, most that I did not care for, I like this one. I wouldn’t paint my whole house this color but it would be pretty as an exterior color or in an office. It would pair nicely with the warm neutral Accessible Beige and/or Shoji White. I am a huge fan of the their 2021 Color of the Year, Urbane Bronze (still going strong I will add),  and this pairing would bring a very luxurious feel.

 

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Evergreen Fog is part of the Method palette in the Sherwin-Williams 2022 Colormix® Forecast.

Give me your thoughts. Thumbs up or down?

 

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***All photos credits to Sherwin Williams

 

Decorating with Cranberries

I love decorating with fresh elements.  Each year I seem to cut down on my Christmas decorating but I still want to have things that are cheerful for the season.

One of my favorite ways to decorate is with fresh cranberries. It is easy, there are so many options and cranberries are so inexpensive! I just picked up two bags for $1.98 each! And don’t worry, they will last throughout the season as long as your season doesn’t start in October. 🙂

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Cranberries and candles are so pretty together. Have them floating in water or just laying on top of a large bowl of cranberries. Do a small piece for a guest bathroom when entertaining or use them in a large table centerpiece.

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If you are a little crafty, pin or glue the cranberries to a Styrofoam tree and add a bow.

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cranberry center piece

 

Add a little snow to your look with Epsom Salts, another inexpensive item, and a sprig of evergreen. So cute!

 

 

Put cranberries in a pretty shaped bowl or in a tray with candles. Add in fresh flowers for a special touch.

 

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So many ideas with one simple yet festive item. Use your imagination and see what you come up with! Have fun and Merry Christmas to you.