Olive Sprig is PPG's Colour of the Year 2022

Date: 11/10/2021
Categories: Sector trends

PPG has chosen Olive Sprig as its colour of the year 2022. This sophisticated grey-green represents post-pandemic healing, regrowth and resilience.

Paint manufacturer PPG has announced its colour of the year 2022: Olive Sprig. It is an enveloping and elegant grey-green that represents post-pandemic regrowth, mimicking the resilience of nature. In fact, Olive Sprig emulates the sensation of soothing aloe vera or a fragrant plant, illuminating any space with organic liveliness. This versatile shade is suitable for any environment both indoors and outdoors.

“As many of us know following a year of lockdown, the easiest way to shift your mindset is to change your environment. While we begin to trade sweatpants for strappy shoes, recipes for reservations, and a night in for a night out, our paint colour preferences are shifting too, in both residential and commercial spaces,” said Amy Donato, senior color marketing manager, PPG paint. “DIYers, property managers, designers and architects are shifting away from the stark, neutral palettes of yesterday and opting for colour in all forms. Call it rebellion, but we are certainly here for the resurgence of optimistic colours to guide us into a new era of home design.”

Global Color Forecasting Workshop

Resilience, the need for connection and inspiration from nature were recurring themes at PPG's Global Color Forecasting Workshop which brings together each year more than 30 PPG global colour stylists from the automotive, consumer electronics, aerospace and home paint and stain industries. On the occasion of the event, experts analyse the runway, lifestyles, demographics, geographics, global events and cross-cultural societal inspirations to predict future colour trends, including what their Colour of the Year will be.

As part of PPG's annual Global Color Forecasting Workshop, the company's experts have found that consumers are more inclined to adopt more colourful hues after difficult inflection times throughout history, such as during the Roaring Twenties or after Great Depression. PPG is seeing post-pandemic optimism infiltrate commercial and residential design spaces so that many can create a sense of escapism.