Sherwin-Williams Releases 2022 Colormix Forecast


Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company has released its 2022 Colormix Forecast. The collection, dubbed MODE, features 40 hues in four palettes that aim to “embrace creativity, intention and discovery.”

“We told a story of balance and rhythm through color last year as we transitioned into a time of stillness. We are holding that balance in one hand and embracing growth and adaptability in the other as we move toward a new vision and discovery of our world,” said Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams, in an emailed press release.

“Embracing the idea of MODE in design inspires a new way of being as we explore beyond what has been the familiar.”

The MODE palettes (Method, Opus, Dreamland, Ephemera) aim to illustrate transition and experiencing “a new way of being beautiful.” The palettes include:

  • Method – a collection that aims to find a balance between “organic neutrals and tonal luxury,” finding inspiration in art deco and 1980s postmodernism with shades such as Urbane Bronze and Evergreen Fog;
  • Opus – a palette grounded in “modern maximalism” that features dark luxury colors and bold metallics such as Samovar Silver and Cocoa Whip;
  • Dreamland – a group of hues that aim to fuse softness and minimalism with berry tones and greens such as Lite Lavender and Rosemary; and
  • Ephemera – the last grouping in the bunch that tries to unify retro futurism with meaning and memory with colors such as Sierra Redwood and Moody Blue.

The full palettes can be found here.


Tagged categories: Aesthetics; Asia Pacific; Color; Color + Design; Color + Design; Color forecasts; Color trends; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Latin America; North America; Sherwin-Williams; Z-Continents

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