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Pantone’s next color of the year has yet to be revealed. We are still a few months away from the announcement. To the best of our knowledge, the announcement will be made in December. However, we can still rejoice in the fact that Glidden has made their selection. Architectural Digest is responsible for the unveiling and we are very excited to learn more.

The 2022 color of the year is….guacamole!

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Green has become very popular these days. When it comes time to redecorate, the guacamole scene has only continued to gain relevancy. In fact, according to BusinessWire, Glidden’s press release claims that online searches for these types of colors have increased significantly over the past few years. Can you believe that the numbers are said to have risen by over 200 percent since 2020 alone?

Meanwhile, a recent Harris Poll shows that there are even more people out there who are willing to make the switch to using any form of green, according to BusinessWire. Over 2,000 people participated in this poll and a whopping 62 percent of these participants are ready to make the change.


Lest you think that this decision was made lightly, a panel of experts was given the chance to consult on the decision. Guacamole was chosen over all of the other shades after 30 experts put their heads together.

Color trends from outside the world of interior design were closely considered. That’s how they were able to identify the best hues to use for household decor purposes. Guacamole, as a food, is known for being mild, natural, and still festive. These are all qualities that our walls could definitely benefit from. No one wants a boring color but no one wants a color that pops too much, you know?


“We’ve all saved beautiful green kitchens and earthy-inspired bedrooms on our Pinterest boards and TikToks over the past year and a half, driven by our need for calm, regrowth and rejuvenation after living through these ‘unprecedented times,’” said Glidden’s Kim Perry according to Architectural Digest. “Now, with a little elbow grease and Glidden paint, DIYers and procrastipainters everywhere can make their social screenshots a reality and hopefully gear up for some ‘precedented’ times in the future.”

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