BEHR announces 2022 Color of the Year and Trends Palette

The cover of the 2022 BEHR Trends brochure which features BEHR's 2022 Color of the Year in a beach cottage style living room.

Looking ahead to 2022, we have a desire to embrace a sense of renewal and to explore new hobbies or adventures, both near and far, that excite us. The BEHR® 2022 Color of the Year, Breezeway MQ3-21, evokes feelings of coolness and peace while representing a desire to move forward and discover newfound passions.

The top view of an open paint can, the paint color being features is Breezeway.  A silvery green shade with cool undertones.

A silvery green shade with cool undertones. The color is inspired by naturally stunning sea glass found on the shore of salty beaches.

A collage of interior and exterior home images featuring BEHR's color of the year, Breezeway.
featured color-Breezeway MQ3-21

Breezeway, is found within the BEHR® Color Trends 2022 Palette.  The 20-color collection consists of soothing shades and warmer tones including the timelessness of Whisper White HDC-MD-08, and the bold terracotta red of Perfect Penny S180-6. Alongside Breezeway, the palette’s 20 colors inspire us to enter the new year on a hopeful note, while still centering the home as an ultimate oasis.

A photo of an inside page of the BEHR 2022 trend brochure. The page features the entire 20 color palette.


Cool and dramatic tones create a cozy bedroom for a comforting retreat.

A contemporary bedroom featuring a deep, nautical teal for relaxed and sophisticated spaces called Ocean Abyss.
wallsOcean Abyss MQ6-01, ceilingWhisper White HDC-MD-08


Bring the outdoors inside with warm mid-tones combined with natural materials.

A modern dining room featuring a light gray dining table, apple green upholstered chairs.  The walls are being and dark brown.  The dark brown color is called Wild Mustang,  a gold-infused brown imparts mahogany richness and quiet strength.  The being color is called Studio Clay and it is a subtle sand tone captures both comfort and expansive appeal in a space.
left wallWild Mustang N240-6right wallStudio Clay MQ2-27, trim-Whisper White HDC-MD-08


Mix it up in a white kitchen backdrop with dark and dramatic cabinets and a touch of green for an earthy connection and hint of playfulness.

An expansive farmhouse style kitchen.  
The walls and ceiling are white, the kitchen cabinets are painted in a dark gray color called Cracked Pepper, an authentic and reliable softened black offers infinite versatility.  The kitchen island is painted in a fresh herbal green color called, Laurel Tree.
wallsWhisper White HDC-MD-08, cabinetryCracked Pepper PPU18-01, island-Laurel Tree S390-5

Taupe is an understated background color for versatile and activity-based rooms from play areas to work spaces.  A simple painted mural increases the playful atmosphere.

main walls colorNightingale Gray N230-3, large paint designSunwashed Brick S180-2
accent colors-Lingonberry Punch M150-6 & Wave Top M450-3

Light tones can be balanced with bold, uplifting accents to emphasize a dynamic perspective.

A casual mud room area painted in two color, a light color called Breezeway and an accent color called Dark Cobalt Blue.
wallsBreezeway MQ3-21, accentDark Cobalt Blue PPU15-03, trim & ceilingWhisper White HDC-MD-08

Upgrade your outdoor living style with a warm neutral paint color and a rustic-boho swing to relax on and enjoy the breeze.

A front porch
house body-Basswood MQ2-46 , trim-Whisper White HDC-MD-08

Behr’s 2022 Color of the Year and Color Trends Palette encourages everyone to embrace the path ahead with uplifted spirits. To learn more about Breezeway and the collection of trend colors, visit

Colorfully yours,


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