06 November, 2021

Color of the Year: October Mist – According to Lilu

Color of the Year - October Mist

The color of the year for 2022 has been announced - and we're in love with this shade. October mist is a soft gray-green. It's neutral and comforting because it relates to nature and for some, it immediately brings to mind the lush green of grass, trees, and forests. Doesn't that sound relaxing? We think so too.
According to Very Well Mind, "in ancient mythology, green was used to reference the fertility of the earth" and "studies have shown that the color green may inspire creativity".
This week, we're featuring October Mist. We'll include some spaces where Lilu has used the 2022 color of the year, and some colors we recommend pairing with it, so you can use the 2022 color of the year in your space too. Keep reading for more!

October Mist - Monochromatic Color Scheme

Here's a bathroom we designed featuring the color of the year in a monochromatic color scheme. We used shades of sage greens, and nickel and white were the only accents.
This monochromatic bathroom evokes a calm feeling. It looks like the perfect place to do my skincare routine before I go to bed at night. This calm effect can be created by combining shades of the same color, but still adding interest through texture and pattern.

October Mist - Shades of Green

This space features October Mist with other shades of green. The fabric used on the shams is what we call a "magic fabric" - a fabric that brings life and a variety of colors into a room, allowing you to have accent colors and change accessories to bring out other colors over time.
Let's say you get bored with all of the green, but still love that green base. You could easily add a touch of pink, yellow, or blue that are found in the sham fabric. This allows you to embrace a trending color like this one, but not be married to it forever.

A Touch of October Mist

If you love this shade as much as we do, but don't want to build your entire space around it, you might look to a space like this one we designed for inspiration.
In this dining room, we included a touch of the color of the year in the roman shades, but the rest of the room is very neutral. It creates an elegant, relaxed look that looks like an easy Sunday morning.

Greens Palette

You can mix a trending green like this one with a variety of greens to prevent your space from becoming dated.
Green is a perennial favorite. Over my 30+ years as a designer, I've learned that there is a green trending just about every year. It might be a yellow-green, a sage green, a blue-green, or a gray-green. By mixing different shades of green, you can create a timeless look that includes a trending green.
These shades are great for mixing greens with our 2022 color of the year.

Color Combinations

Now, we'd like to share our favorite pairings for 2022 Color of the Year, October Mist.
You can use October Mist as a grounding neutral in a light, fresh interior palette, and mix it with happy shades to make an ultra-appealing space. Shades of calm but pops of happy color in varying values can make for a balanced, welcoming interior.
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Comments on Color of the Year: October Mist – According to Lilu
  1. Leslie Carothers says:

    What a pretty post, Lisa. I really enjoyed seeing how you’ve used OCTOBER MIST in your various design schemes for your clients. It IS such a wonderful background color… so calming.

  2. Janet Lorusso says:

    Such pretty examples of this incredibly versatile color! I love love love the roman shades in that breakfast room!

  3. Linda Holt says:

    I’m a fan of the color too. The photo of the bathroom is inspiration for me as I get ready to redo our powder room.

  4. Samantha Regan says:

    Such a serene color. Great pick for the year!

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