Sherwin-Williams Colormix Forecast for 2022

Published: August 19, 2021

Sherwin-Williams is announcing its 2022 Colormix Forecast: MODE, a collection of trend-forward hues that embrace creativity, intention and discovery. The forecast welcomes a new MODE of treasuring each transition and experiencing a new way of being in beautiful, living color across 40 hues and four curated palettes: steady Method, daring Opus, ethereal Dreamland and nostalgic Ephemera.

“We told a story of balance and rhythm through color last year as we transitioned into a time of stillness,” said Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams. “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. Embracing the idea of MODE in design inspires a new way of being as we explore beyond what has been the familiar.”

Wadden and the Global Forecast Team of color professionals at Sherwin-Williams spent the past year researching color, design and pop culture trends from across the globe, all culminating in a collaborative workshop to build the forecast, which features deep berry tones, warm neutrals, eclectic yellows and muted greens.

Colormix Forecast 2022 Collections

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Drawing on nature’s processes, the Method palette celebrates natural order and the balance between organic neutrals and tonal luxury. This palette finds its inspiration in art deco, modern organics and 1980s postmodernism. The soft earthiness of Shoji White SW 7042 juxtaposes with the sensuality of Über Umber SW 9107, culminating in a raw yet refined harmony.



Mysterious and deeply opulent, the Opus palette composes a unique masterwork of stirring rhythms resulting in a masterpiece. Grounded in modern maximalism, this palette takes its cues from dark luxury and bold metallics. Blackberry SW 7577 stirs up theatrical marvel while Iron Ore SW 7069 explores the darker, edgier side of creative expression.


Inspired by the fullness of living well, the Dreamland palette effortlessly fuses soft forms and modern Scandinavian minimalism to create a fresh, life-giving fantasy realm. Influenced by biomimicry and sustainability, Dreamland incorporates berry tones and organic greens, like Rosé SW 6290 and Cucuzza Verde SW 9038, which highlight balance and the vernal sweetness of bud and bloom.


The Ephemera palette evokes a warm nostalgia and unwavering optimism as we fondly remember the past and look to the possibility of the future by blending old and new. Unifying retro futurism, meaning and memory, the Ephemera palette merges colors reminiscent of bygone basics, such as Sierra Redwood SW 7598, Peace Yellow SW 2857 and Basque Green SW 6426.

Color Exploration and Selection

Explore the Colormix Forecast 2022 with the ColorSnap Visualizer app, a tool designed to help consumers and professionals make confident and efficient paint color selections. Download the app to try out Sherwin-Williams more than 1,700 hues in your own space in real time with the app’s Instant Paint augmented reality tool.

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