Sherwin Williams announced it’s Color of the Year for 2022 (#COTY2022) and it’s Evergreen Fog 9130. I have opinions!
First, their thoughts:
And “organic gray green”. Aren’t we done with gray gray everywhere? While I acknowledge a green gray is a step forward, Sherwin Williams Evergreen Fog is only a baby step.
There are so many hues in an evergreen forest and fog can either mute them or enhance them. Apparently muted is the choice SW prognosticators made. This first image is clearly the very close to the being an Evergreen Fog hue:
But do we want to live here?
Personally, I prefer a warmer and brighter palette. I spent some time pulling together other close green colors from Sherwin Williams that I feel are a better choice for most interiors.
Let me take a moment to note that it’s always incredibly important when selecting paint colors to see samples of the actual paint on the walls where it will go. Images on a computer screen vary greatly from screen to screen. And printed paint chips are just that – printed representations of the actual paint. Samplize is a great service to order 12×12 real paint samples that can be temporarily adhered to walls.
A little more on Sherwin Williams Evergreen Fog:
I find that the Sherwin Williams Color Visualizer is really quite accurate on my screen. I looked at each color in the Color Visualizer (top right) as well as created a rendering (bottom pic) with each of the alternate (aka prettier to me) paint colors.
Here are the paint chips I’ve selected:
Willow Tree and Clary Sage are very similar to Evergreen Fog, but there’s just a bit more green in them which brings a warmer as well as brighter color.
Rookwood Jade and Artichoke are both much more saturated without being dark and foreboding.
It goes without saying that all the other elements in a space – color of floors, woodwork and ceilings, furnishings and ambient light will really affect how any wall color will look. And I’m sure there are many of you who really love Sherwin Williams Evergreen Fog.
In full disclosure, I took a poll on my Instagram last week the day the color was announced what people thought of it:
So there you have it. I don’t like. Maybe it’s because I really love green so I want lots of green in my green! But I’m clearly in the minority, at least on my Instagram!
What do you think? Is Evergreen Fog a winner for you?
Editing in 2022 to add the Sherwin Williams #COTY 2023 – have you seen the color yet?
Editing in 2023 – According to this article in Better Homes & Gardens – Sherwin-Williams reports that Evergreen Fog is their 4th best selling paint color ever. So – apparently I continue to be in the minority when it comes to this color!
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