Calm down with Olive Sprig: PPG announces 2022 color of the year


PITTSBURGH – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – After a year of home orders and too few IRL (real life) moments in 2020, owners, designers, architects and facility managers are thirsty for authenticity, nature and meaningful human interaction after living in a digital world. Today, PPG presented its Color of the Year 2022: Olive branch (PPG1125-4) – An elegant, grounded, versatile and highly adaptable gray-green, this color represents regrowth in a post-pandemic world, mimicking the resilience of nature.

Olive Sprig is a relaxed yet attractive green that emulates the calming sensation of aloe vera or a fragrant plant – brightening up any space with organic liveliness. A versatile color that lives well indoors or out, Olive Sprig blends in with almost any environment.

“As many of us know after a year of confinement, the easiest way to change our mindset is to change our environment. As we start swapping out sweatpants for strappy shoes, recipes for reservations and a night out for a night out, our paint color preferences are also changing, in both residential and commercial spaces, ”Amy said. Donato, Senior Director of Color Marketing, PPG paint. “Do-it-yourselfers, property managers, designers and architects are moving away from the neutral and austere palettes of yesterday and opting for color in all its forms. Call it rebellion, but we’re definitely here for the resurgence of upbeat colors to guide us into a new era of home design.

Lending itself to pairing with natural materials, Olive Sprig looks stunning alongside unique architectural elements and curved-shaped furniture to create a comfortable, grounded space. Color can help create a sanctuary in a bedroom, encourage focus in an office, provide the perfect neutral backdrop in a retail store or restaurant, and create an anchored hotel getaway. Olive Sprig also pairs beautifully with brass accents and wood tones on an island or lower kitchen cabinets. Homeowners, designers, architects and other clients of professional painters can also take inspiration from this color by using emerald floor-to-ceiling tiles in a bathroom, incorporating a luxurious green velvet sofa in the living room or dipping the house in plants in a variety of shapes, colors and sizes.

Additionally, following the rise of working from home and distance learning, homeowners have moved from open-plan living spaces to individual rooms in order to create privacy and compartmentalize work life from life. personal. For those who need a little more separation, painting a wall or nook a different color from the rest of the room is a simple, affordable project that can instantly transform a space and help create boundaries in your home. that will change and adapt as our lives go on.

At PPG’s annual Global Color Forecasting Workshop, company experts found that consumers are more inclined to adopt more colorful selections after difficult inflection points throughout history, often seen during the Roaring Twenties or after the Great Depression. As part of this cyclical story, PPG sees post-pandemic optimism seep into commercial and residential design spaces, so that many can create a sense of escape. Just as the trends of the 1920s were marked by opulence, metals, rich woods, layers, changing colors and angular shapes, today’s interior design is inspired by eras of art, sculpture and architecture from Antiquity, Baroque and Renaissance. This colorful embrace is meant to reflect upbeat rebellion, a sign of self-expression or soothing care.

Resilience, the need for connection and the inspiration of nature were recurring themes at the PPG Global Color Forecasting Workshop. This annual event brings together more than 30 PPG Color Stylists from around the world from the automotive, consumer electronics, aerospace, and home paint and stain industries. Over the course of several days, stylists analyze the parade, lifestyles, demographics, geographies, global events, and cross-cultural societal inspirations to determine which colors will resonate and represent PPG’s global color predictions, including color. of the year PPG 2022.

Under the Horizon theme, which represents our current state of hope, thinking, and fresh beginnings in the post-pandemic era, PPG’s color experts have identified three color stories that will resonate with homeowners, designers, architects and those responsible for the maintenance of facilities and properties in 2022:

Invaluable: The Invaluable palette culminates a rich library of cultural references to imagine its perfect place in today’s world. Taking inspiration from the Gatsby’s past to create the must-have glamorous palette of the present, this color story isn’t afraid to be bold. Founded with rich hues like those of PPG Gooseberry, Castle Stone and Antique copper, the Invaluable palette adds depth and warmth to any space. Pair these colors with rich, dark woods and brass accents to really accentuate the drama, especially in the home, restaurants, or hotels.

Introspective: The Introspective Color Story is for those who prioritize personal care and appreciate the simple pleasures of life. Create a serene and intimate space with colors like those of PPG Tea time, Peace, Money service and Pine whisper, which complement the soothing comfort of Olive Sprig. These shades are perfect for the private yet touching consumer looking to create an ethereal bedroom retreat, a thoughtful office space, or add a pop of color to a neutral toned kitchen.

Inspired: Those drawn to the Inspired color palette cannot be pinned! These uplifting hues are sure to increase volume in any space and add a surge of upbeat energy for spaces that need it most – such as a striking entryway, retail environment. unique detail or an inspiring children’s playroom. PPG Cenote, Aloha and Lettuce alone deliver liveliness and mimic hi-tech greens and blues that are sure to turn heads. Warm shades like Parisian Rose, Coral Silk and Crushed pineapple are perfect choices for the confident, social and adventurous painter who wants to spread joy, embrace change, and break free from the minimalist designs of years gone by. PPG’s Olive Sprig acts as a muted neutral in this palette to anchor the bolder, more vibrant color counterparts.

PPG Brand Paints are available at PPG PAINTS ™ stores, independent retailers and HOME DEPOT® stores across the United States. To find Olive Sprig and the rest of the 2022 color trends at your nearest store, visit Homeowners can also choose colors from the 2022 Trends palette when booking their next paint job at and when shopping at MENARDS® stores in the Midwest.

EDITOR’S NOTE: For images and more information on PPG’s 2022 Color Trends, visit

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