The Benjamin Moore Color of the Year

Fall is here, and that means for us here in Minnesota lots of gorgeous leaves, crisp mornings, and trips to the apple orchard! It also means Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year Announcement, October Mist!

Read on to find out where you can use this fabulous shade and find out if it is right for your home…

1495 – October Mist, By Benjamin Moore

Color of the Year, October Mist, Sage green fireplace, two-tone fireplace, Modern Farmhouse Fireplace with sage green
We love this fireplace in two shades of Benjamin Moore’s soft sage paint colors. Lower walls: October Mist 1495. Upper walls: Morning Dew OC-140. Photo Credit: Benjamin Moore

What color is October Mist?

October Mist is a wonderful calm sage green color shade that will work beautifully in most interior spaces. Forget about grey and white. Sage green is the new neutral for 2022. It will add a sense of calm and the natural elements that we are all craving.

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What goes with October Mist?

Because it is a soft shade, don’t be afraid to branch out! This trending paint color pairs well with many interior design styles. Pair this color with Modern Farmhouse color palettes, Mid-Century Modern color palettes, Transitional styles and beyond. In fact, all of you with those tired 90s homes in need of an update, the Color of the Year will work beautifully. Try this shade on your walls or on your kitchen island or vanity cabinet and it will update your spaces and it will bring new life to your honey oak and other outdated wood tones.

Honey Oak and sage green paint, Honey oak and October Mist`
Color of the Year, Oak and sage green paint, oak and October mist

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Is green a neutral color?

The 2022 pick for Color of the Year, October Mist, is described by the brand as “a gently shaded sage that quietly anchors while encouraging creative expression through color.” Though green, the shade is mild enough to act as a neutral.

October Mist 1945, Sage Green Paint Color, Color of the year 2022

And, if you’ve noticed that green is popping up, well, everywhere, you aren’t alone. In fact, Sherwin Williams announced a similar color of the year recently for 2022, Evergreen Fog SW-9130.


Get your peel & stick (real paint) sample of Evergreen Fog – HERE!

Appropriately titled for it’s timely Color of the Year announcement, the soft, sage, calming, green paint color “quietly anchors while encouraging creative expression through color,” reads a company press release.

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October Mist, Color of the Year 2022 and grey couch, sage green and grey, green and grey, sage green pillows, sage green throw blanket
October mist and grey, a nice change and a fresh palette for 2022. Photo Credit: Benjamin Moore
October Mist Color of the Year, sage green and lavender in bedroom, October mist bedroom walls
October Mist and lavender, a calming palette in a bedroom for a restful night. Photo Credit: Benjamin Moore
green on office walls, sage green wall color, October mist Home Office, Home Office Wall Ideas,
The perfect canvas for encouraging creativity, imagination and personal expression in your home office. Photo Credit: Benjamin Moore

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Benjamin Moore Color Trends 2022

Because we’re talking beautiful on-trend colors, Benjamin Moore also introduced this gorgeous hue as part of a larger palette, serving as the starting point for a collection of 14 other shades.

Evoking the silver-green stem of a flower, October Mist creates a canvas for other colors – and your imagination – to blossom.

Benjamin Moore Paint Color Trends 2022, October Mist, Morning Dew, Paint Color Trends

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Nature Inspired Colors

The palette consists of earthy shades of green, cozy neutrals, and soft, floral inspired hues. “From refreshed primary colors to luminous pales and botanical hues, the Color Trends 2022 palette invigorates the senses and gives root to personal style,” says the brand. “October Mist 1495 and the corresponding Color Trends 2022 palette reflects an effortless harmony of colors, while inspiring unique combinations for any paint project,” says Andrea Magno, Benjamin Moore Director of Color Marketing & Development.
So, are you ready to incorporate one of these trending shades into your own home but don’t know where to start? We have the perfect service for you whether you live near or far to choose your interior paint colors!

Be sure to check out our other paint color reviews for more inspiration.

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