Behr’s 2022 Color of the Year Is a Literal Breath of Fresh Air That Brings The Outdoors In

published Sep 1, 2021
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Behr's Breezeway, a soft gray green that looks like sea glass, on living room walls.
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It’s officially September — and the most wonderful time of the year for color enthusiasts everywhere. Yesterday, Behr Paint announced Breezeway (MQ3-21), a gentle, light silvery green with cool undertones, as their 2022 Color of the Year, kicking off a quarter that’s sure to be ripe with more trending hue news. Evoking feelings of peace and tranquility, this color is inspired by earth’s beauty and brings to mind the look of sea glass.

“A new year brings the opportunity to embrace a sense of renewal and pursue untapped passions,” says Erika Woelfel, vice president of color and creative services at Behr Paint Company, in a press release for the announcement. “Whether it’s lacing up our hiking boots or breaking out the gardening tools, Breezeway inspires us to fully embrace the hobbies or adventures, both near and far, that excite us. We look forward to a color that welcomes a hopeful sense of renewal, restoration, and healing.”

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Neither too bold nor soft, this light, cool color’s decorative strength lies in its versatility. According to Sarah Fishburne, director of trend and design at The Home Depot, Breezeway’s a great color for dining rooms, entry ways, living rooms, and bedrooms. You can also try it as an accent on doors, trim, or kitchen cabinetry, and it works well as an exterior color, too.

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She suggests pairing it with pretty much anything: creamy white, taupe, softened black, brown, pink — the list goes on and on. Honestly, Breezeway makes a pretty good combo with the rest of the other shades in Behr’s 2022 Color Trends palette, a collection of feel-good hues that range from adventurous blues and bold terracottas to soothing whites and grounding greens.

Breezeway wasn’t the only news Behr announced yesterday. Building upon their 43 year partnership with The Home Depot, Behr is also launching what they consider to be the most advanced formula in their portfolio, BEHR DYNASTY, exclusively with the home improvement superstore. A four-in-one product, this paint promises to be extra stain-repellent and scuff-resistant along with fast-drying. It’s also a one-coat wonder, too, meaning a paint-and-primer in one.

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Behr and The Home Depot also upped the ante on the sweepstakes they typically run in tangent to the COTY announcement. To celebrate this year’s launch, Behr’s offering a grand prize of up to $50,000 for one lucky winner to discover their passion, be that starting a new business or traveling the world (when that’s a possibility again). You can enter the Color in Motion Sweepstakes for a chance to win (before Sept. 28), and if you don’t get the grand prize, five first prize winners will each receive a $1,000 gift card to The Home Depot.

If you want to bring home Breezeway or any of the other shades in Behr’s 2022 Color Trends Palette, the collection is available exclusively at The Home Depot stores nationwide now. You’ll find exterior and interior formulas and a variety of finishes, so there’s surely something for whatever design project is next for you.