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A Colorful Perspective for Pros Who Paint in 2022

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A Colorful Perspective for Pros Who Paint in 2022

Valspar’s 2022 Colors of the Year offer a curated palette of trending hues for professionals and DIYers


By Valspar October 5, 2021
Rustic Oak paint color

A home’s appearance can directly impact a person’s mentality, and homeowners today are asking pros for design solutions to help bring a sense of tranquility to their homes. “Colors can power moods, energizing us with confidence, strength, and curiosity — allowing us to express ourselves with color anywhere — whether it be a full room, an accent wall, trim, or furniture,” says Sue Kim, Valspar Color Marketing Manager. 

A natural paint palette with shades evoking warmth, calm, and comfort, such as Valspar’s 2022 Colors of the Year, can help pros who paint elevate their clients’ homes, resulting in a more positive outlook for the future. Valspar curated these trending hues for professionals and DIYers to easily incorporate into existing design elements of a home.    

 

Entryway/Mudroom Paint Colors

Any professional knows that entryways and mudrooms set the tone for the rest of the space. Whether it’s a simple, elegant foyer or a well-used mudroom with built-in benches and storage, professionals know that these spaces need durable, easily cleanable surfaces. A rich, warm color that adds an element of sophistication while being reminiscent of the comforts of home is Valspar’s Rustic Oak. Rooted in nostalgia, this warm coppery shade is evocative of familiar colors from the 70’s and 90’s.

When it comes to curb appeal, Valspar’s Fired Earth is a dark, yet approachable shade that adds a level of sophistication to both interiors and exteriors. Fired Earth has a warm depth that evokes a feeling of stability and comfort for visitors or residents.

Fired Earth

 

Living Room Paint Colors

Living rooms that will feature artwork, area rugs, or other colorful eye-catching details could benefit from warm tones of gray such as Valspar’s Grey Suit, an elegant and balanced hue that works to create a cohesive look. “Softer shades of gray have always been popular because they feel light and airy, but these grays have begun to shift from cool to warm shades,” says Kim. “Designers and homeowners are encouraging professionals to help them be more daring with neutral colors, introducing deep and dark shades that feel very comfortable — and with that, deep shades of charcoal are being embraced to create a cozy retreat.”  

Grey Suit

 

Home Office Paint Colors

Professionals know that after the last couple of years, home offices have become blended into many living areas, whether it’s a room with a door or a desk set-up tucked into a living room, bedroom, or kitchen. Walls and built-in cabinets or storage cubbies can create a unified look that can divide an open space into different zones. “With a lot of people still working from home, there’s an increased need for office space,” says Kim. “Blue shades are perfect for a home office because they increase focus and productivity. Mountain River, another Valspar 2022 Color of the Year, is a timeless shade for any home office.” 

Mountain River

 

Paint Colors for Bathrooms and Bedrooms

Bedrooms and bathrooms need uplifting and restorative colors to bring a sense of calm and optimism to the beginning or end of the day. “With colors shifting to warmer natural shades and an ongoing desire to create a calm cozy aesthetic, Valspar’s Subtle Peach is a beautiful soft shade that brings comfort to any living space.” 

With paints and stains formulated with pros in mind, Valspar has the next job covered with a range of quality products. Pros have access to personalized advice with Valspar’s team of pro specialists, offering tools, tips, loyalty rewards and more. Find your local rep through the rep finder at Valspar.com

 

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