“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. “Embracing the idea of MODE in design inspires a new way of being as we explore beyond what has been the familiar.”
Sherwin-Williams’ 2022 Colormix Forecast: MODE is a collection of 40 trend-forward hues from these unique palettes:
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.
Mysterious and deeply opulent, the Opus palette composes a unique masterwork of stirring rhythms. Grounded in modern maximalism, this palette takes its cues from dark luxury and bold metallics.
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.
The Ephemera palette evokes a warm nostalgia and unwavering optimism. Unifying retro futurism, meaning and memory, the Ephemera palette merges colors reminiscent of bygone basics.