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Real Talk Real Estate: For interior colors, old is new again

Will serene greens and dark kitchens be the next big thing to come into home decorating?

We’ve been seeing wallpaper and art deco tile floors make a huge comeback. One thing I never thought would be popular and loved again was brass and gold fixtures, but here we are, and we are in love with the new take on what was an outdated idea. Even the retro style appliances are inspiring new kitchen designs.

Every year, paint companies share their color of the year. This year Evergreen Fog is the Sherwin-Williams color of the year. It is everything I love about paint and design. It is also making me reminisce back to the early 2000s. Hopefully, the design leaders will not pair it with any shade of mauve or red. Some things are better never reinvented.

Colors actually do matter. This is why marketing companies spend big money on designing spaces that evoke emotion.

The color green represents a calming vibe. It brings peace and rest to your environment. Red rep-resents strong intense emotions like passion and anger. When I looked up the color blue, I found that it is said to have a cooling and astringent effect, which is probably why it is so popular in Beach houses! They want you to feel better with your sunburnt skin.

Evergreen Fog is the color of the year from Sherwin-Williams.

I would like to share how companies choose the color of the year with you. According to Erika Woelfel, vice president of color and creative services at Behr, “Our color marketing team reviews trends in fashion, architecture, design, pop culture, travel and many other areas, all of which help inspire the color forecast we ultimately land on. Each color of the year tells a story that’s tied to micro and macro trends we’re seeing.” ( You can read more about this at https://www.bobvila.com/slideshow/the-secrets-behind-how-paint-brands-choose-their-colors-of-the-year-53188 )

The Behr color of the year for 2022 is Breezeway, also a shade of green! Surprised? Probably not!

As for the 2022 interior paint colors, I looked at all the major companies and some shade of green seems to be the rule. I think that says a lot about the mindset we are in as a culture of people. We are desperate to find a peaceful place to rest. We eagerly try to create an environment that can provide that, and often forget that the peace of God can rule in our hearts and lives no matter where we are or what color paint we use in our homes.

If this sounds like you, I am hopeful you can find the peace you need today, in your home and more importantly, in your heart.

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