The Benjamin Moore color for 2022 is also a mid-tone gray-green that is meant to invoke forest imagery, specifically “the silver-green stem of a flower.” It is the signature color of the Benjamin Moore 2022 color palette. October Mist is a slightly more pastel version of Evergreen Fog and is perfect for those who want to add a bit of color without completely abandoning the soft neutrals popular in previous years.
Nivara Xaykao, associate manager of color marketing and development, told Elle Decor, “We homed in on October Mist because it felt so fresh in the moment, but it also has a timeless quality. It’s distinct enough to make an impression of its own, but then it’s subtle enough to pair with so many other colors.”
Vevano Home designer Andrea says of the appeal of October Mist, “I think people are tired of having everything so white in their home, and this is a way they can make the home not feel so stark. This can make it feel a little more homey.”
Our Vevano Home designers view October Mist as a gentler version of Evergreen Fog. They also think October Mist will be popular with families with young children or individuals looking to update their farmhouse-style home with a new color palette. Michael recommends going with October Mist if you want to lighten up a space, and choosing Evergreen Fog instead for a room that would benefit from a darker, moodier atmosphere, like a study.