Calling all color lovers, PPG has officially unveiled its color of the year for 2022: a versatile but sophisticated olive green. Last year, the paint company predicted that we'd be covering our walls in rich, earthy neutrals and a misty blue - and they weren't wrong.
We saw a lot of warm terracotta tones imbuing our interiors, as well as calming, Bridgerton-inspired pale blues. But, more recently, our Instagram feeds have been full of green kitchen makeovers and plenty of calming green living room design ideas being brought to life.
It therefore makes perfect sense for Olive Sprig to take the crown.
This subtle green shade has been selected by PPG (opens in new tab), drawing on the expertise from over 35 color stylists from 11 different countries. They spent several days analysing trends to find the exact tone that they feel will resonate with the masses.
Said to represent renewal in a post-pandemic world, it's sure to brighten up any space, from your home office to your hallway. 'As many of us know following a year of lockdown, the easiest way to shift your mindset is to change your environment,' comments Donna Taylor, PPG color expert, Johnstone’s Trade.
Donna believes that people are growing tired of the stark, neutral palettes of yesterday, turning to color in all forms. 'Call it rebellion,' she adds, 'but we are certainly here for the resurgence of optimistic colours to guide us into a new era of home and commercial design.'
She says that as we trade loungewear for going-out gear, recipes at home for restaurant reservations, and nights in for nights out, our paint colour preferences are shifting, too.
Olive Sprig will look great alongside natural materials like wicker and rattan, as well as brass accents. It also pairs beautifully with wood tones and furniture with curved, organic forms, together creating a grounded space.
The on-trend color could be a good option if you're after soothing green bedroom ideas, as it's rich but very easy on the eye and won't overstimulate.
If you ask us, we think Olive Sprig and a sumptuous pink like Farrow & Ball's Nancy's Blushes would be a match made in heaven.