Every now and then, a Color of the Year announcement will feel a little out of left field. (Remember when Pantone dubbed Rose Quartz and an airy blue Serenity joint colors of the year in 2016?) But when American paint brand Benjamin Moore crowned October Mist 1495 as their pick, it felt as natural as the hue. The soothing verdant shade—objectively green but subdued enough to work as a neutral—seems just right for the 2022 Color of the Year.

After months of learning to embrace our own indoors, blending in outdoors-evoking color makes perfect sense. Better yet, the silvery green shade plays nicely with a variety of colors (and design styles), so it’s as effortless to incorporate as it is to build a room around. “October Mist creates a canvas for other colors—and your imagination—to blossom,” reads Benjamin Moore’s announcement, which also reveals a full 2022 palette made up of organic hues like a dusty pink Wild Flower, a bluish-grey Quiet Moments, and a lush, terracotta-tinted Venetian Portico.

But the dominant shade of Benjamin Moore’s 2022 Color Trends Palette is undeniably green, a fact that proves the trendy hue isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. This is excellent news for those who have already embraced the popular color (see: this gorgeous kitchen renovation, designer Justina Blakeney’s entire Los Angeles home, or the checkered tiles in Sarah Sherman Samuel’s guest bathroom), and may just be the endorsement some need to finally go green—these low-light indoor plants will help too!

If you’re looking to go all-in with an on-trend paint job, consider interior designer-approved shades like straightforward Lichen by Farrow & Ball, Portola Paints’ romantic Korine Lime Wash, or a more olive-green Dirty Martini from Clare. Of course, the rise of green has permeated beyond the paint world. So, in honor of the hue’s ongoing reign, we rounded up some of our favorite home décor options in soothing shades of sage, olive, forest, and eucalyptus so you can easily layer in the color of the year.

Featured image by Amy Bartlam. Bathroom photo by Justina Blakeney.

Ruggable Absida Sage Rug

If your walls are already spoken for, consider a bit of green beneath your feet.


Ruggable Absida Sage Rug, $199

April Notes Merino Wool Blanket

Wrap yourself up in the soothing shade.


April Notes 100% Merino Wool Blanket, $149

Peacock Alley Faro Throw Pillow

The family-run luxury linens company offers its cozy knitted throw pillow in a stunning sage.


Peacock Alley Faro Throw Pillow at Anthropologie, $160 – $290

Society 6 Sage Green Credenza

Mid-century design and natural shades of green are a match made in design heaven.


Society 6 Sage Green Credenza, $510.99

All Modern Craig Ceramic Subway Tile

Let the fixtures of your bathroom or kitchen pop with a cool green backsplash.


All Modern Craig 3 x 6 Ceramic Subway Tile, $62 per box

The Citizenry Stonewashed Linen Shower Curtain

Loomed at a family-run linen mill in Portugal, the lightweight curtain creates a luxurious, calming touch.


The Citizenry Stonewashed Linen Shower Curtain, $125

Anthropologie Serenity Lidded Ceramic Candle

Fresh greens smell as good as they look.


Anthropologie Serenity Lidded Ceramic Candle, $32

Society 6 Raindrop Sage Green Floor Pillow

Create a cozy moment you can sink right into.


Society 6 Raindrop Sage Green Floor Pillow, $47.99

Lulu and Georgia Branch Wallpaper by Susan Hable

Artist Susan Hable brings the botanicals for this perfect paper look.


Lulu and Georgia Branch Wallpaper by Susan Hable, Green, $289

Sauder Boulevard Cafe Library Cart Green Finish

Whether you use it as a bar cart or style it with house plants, the durable accent piece is inherently high on style.


Sauder Boulevard Cafe Library Cart Green Finish, $168.99

BedThreads Sage French Flax Linen Throw

Substitute your duvet for luxurious French linen in the year’s trendiest hue.


BedThreads Sage 100% French Flax Linen Throw. $200

Beautiful High Performance Touchscreen Blender by Drew Barrymore

Even a blender can be made cheerier by the beloved actress.


Beautiful High Performance Touchscreen Blender, Sage Green by Drew Barrymore, $59

Casaluna Euro Heavyweight Linen Blend Throw Pillow

Add instant style with elegant sage.


Casaluna Euro Heavyweight Linen Blend Throw Pillow at Target, $35

Anthropologie Eloise Table Lamp

Combine the trendy color with a vintage-inspired design for a beautiful blend of old and new.


Anthropologie Eloise Table Lamp, $148

Eichholtz Bristol Green Scalloped Dining Chair

Cocoon yourself in a velvety pistachio shell.


Eichholtz Bristol Green Scalloped Dining Chair at Chairish, $1,289

Matisse Exhibition Posters

Combine an ode to a master impressionist with our favorite relaxing hue.


Matisse Exhibition Posters, Set of 3, $8.79

August Grove Neufeld Braided Fog Green Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug

An outdoor rug inspired by nature feels just right.


August Grove Neufeld Braided Fog Green Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug from Wayfair, $78.99

Home Decorators Collection Shaelyn Marble Bath Vanity

A verdant green addition that’s high on function.


Home Decorators Collection Shaelyn 37 in. W x 22 in., $899

Casaluna Solid Silk Eye Mask

This is a bit more for you than your home, but sleep accessories were made for calming sage.


Casaluna Solid Silk Eye Mask at Target, $15

Sophia Sage Dining Armchair

Deck your outdoor dining table with the vibrant verdant hue.


Sophia Sage Dining Armchair at CB2, $129

Peach and Pebble Contour Ceramic Planter

A little green for your greenery.


Peach and Pebble Contour Ceramic Planter, $59

Scout and Nimble Sage Rectangle Mod Charcuterie Board

Go ahead, serve up the soothing hue.


Scout and Nimble Sage Rectangle Mod Charcuterie Board, Medium, $145

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    Janet November 23, 2021 at 9:37 am

    This is a cozy color – reminds me of a summer cottage.

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