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Behr’s 2022 Color of the Year Channels Sea Glass

September 14, 2021

Behr Paint Company’s 2022 Color of the Year is Breezeway MQ3-21, an approachable silvery-green shade with cool undertones.

Behr's BreezewayBreezeway is inspired by the earth’s beauty and mimics the sea glass found on the shore of salty beaches. Evoking feelings of peace, the color catches your attention and invites you to “experience the world with a fresh perspective, both within the home and beyond your front door,” the company said in a press release.

“A new year brings the opportunity to embrace a sense of renewal and pursue untapped passions,” said Erika Woelfel, vice president of color and creative services for Behr Paint Company. “Whether it’s lacing up our hiking boots or breaking out the gardening tools, Breezeway inspires us to fully embrace the hobbies or adventures, both near and far, that excite us.” 

The cool color is versatile, moving from casual to coastal and modern to vintage styling. Pair it with any of the other colors in Behr’s 2022 Color Trends palette, including Whisper White or the bold Perfect Penny. It also finds natural harmonies with shades of white and gray and natural wood tones. It’s ideal for creating flexible spaces for people to relax, uplifting sanctuaries and nature-inspired oases where it can mix with natural materials and plants.

“The palette’s 20 soothing colors inspire us to enter the new year on a hopeful note,” the company added.

Read next: PPG’s 2022 Color of the Year is Sophisticated and Soothing

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Janelle Penny has more than a decade of experience in journalism, with a special emphasis on covering facilities management. She aims to deliver practical, actionable content for facilities professionals.