October Mist: Benjamin Moore’s 2022 Color of the Year

Benjamin Moore’s 1495 October Mist is the paint company’s color of the year for 2022. The grayish green is a tribute to a flower stem and of renewal. It is a earthy hue that is an excellent choice if you want to create a boho style or farmhouse style home. Sherwin Williams also had a sage-y green as its color of 2022 — Evergreen Fog.

Paint can with October Mist green paint inside the can. A paint brush is also pictured.











This soft green gray paint color may not make sense in the world of beiges and grieges, but if you’re looking to create a natural and relaxed home, you may want to at least get a sample.

October Mist om cabinets

Bemjamin Moore October Misy color of the year for 2022 on a living room wall.

October Mist LRV

October Mist has a light reflectance value LRV of 46.54. What is Light Reflectance Value or LRV? It’s the percentage of light that reflects from a surface. LRV ranges from 0-100; 0 means no light is being reflected, where 100 means all light is reflected.

Colors That Go With October Mist

October Mist is a natural, pun intended, for a Boho whole home paint palette. Soft and earthy, it balances well with Venetian Portico and a Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray. You could also go with Sherwin Williams Alabaster, which is similar to Benjamin Moore’s Dune White. These are a few of the coordinating paint colors for the 2022 color of the year.

Color Amazing Designs also has a whole home paint palette that will show you how to achieve that Boho look in your home using October Mist.

Is October Mist a Cool or Warm Paint Color?

Being a green paint color, October Mist is a cool shade. It tends to pair with warmer colors.

Here is an example of pairing October Mist with a pale yellow to create pops of cheerfulness throughout the room. A great look for sunrooms, a kitchen or bedroom.

What are the Undertones of Benjamin Moore October Mist?

October Mist is a green color with yellow undertones. The RGB is 71.76% red, 72.55% green and 65.1% blue. The hex code of October Mist is #b7b9a6.


Samplize is the Easy Way to Sample October Mist

If you’re trying to pick paint colors, you’ll most likely want to sample the color first. Samplize offers peel and stick samples.

  • You can order online, and samples are delivered right to you. Samplize ships overnight for $5.
  • The samples are much more cost-effective. A paint sample can run $8-9 and then you have to paint the surface, wait for it to dry and then paint a second coat. Who has time for that?
  • The paint sample is 9×14.75 inches and can be repositioned as needed. The samples cost $5.95 each, but if you buy 7 you get your eighth color free.

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