Summer 2022 Paint Colors

The countdown to summer is officially on! To welcome this sunny season, we painted our rooms in bright, versatile shades and added in a few new wallpapers for a splash of texture. If you’re looking for that easy, breezy look, our summer 2022 paint colors have you covered.

Please be aware that color may vary due to various light conditions, finish, and other factors. It’s always a great idea to test a paint sample on your wall first.

Summer 2022 Paint Color BlueGlace Bay #CC-814 Benjamin Moore

Cornflower blue is everywhere in design right now, so why not put the color on your walls? We’re obsessed with how this shade makes white furniture pop like the office desk in the image above. If blue is your favorite hue, try a monochromatic look by incorporating different shades of blue in your rug, décor, and fabrics.

Genesis White #2134-70 Benjamin Moore

Benjamin Moore describes Genesis White as, “a light-as-air hue delicately shaded with hints of blue and gray.” In other words, this color is a great option for those who want a neutral besides stark white or true gray. We love this color in a living room or bedroom for a classy yet fresh look. To really bring out those notes of blue and gray, style with cream upholstery, cornflower drapery, and rattan furniture pieces.

Tealight #CC-610 Benjamin Moore

Next, don’t be afraid to go green! This matcha-inspired shade is the perfect paint color for small spaces like a closet, bathroom, or laundry room. Because Tealight is so bright and soft, light will reflect off the walls and create the illusion of more space. For another space-enhancing optical illusion, add in a large mirror to reflect the light and color as well. Finish off the look with botanical prints, gold wall décor, and white furniture.

NEW Tilia Leaves Wallpaper

As far as wallpapers, we’re so excited to welcome the Tilia Leaves wallpaper to the mix. The airy garden floral motif is printed on heavy weight paper in black and soft neutral. Plus, the subtle shadow details give this wallpaper unexpected dimension. Tilia would look lovely in a bedroom, bathroom, or office for a whimsical touch.


NEW Marnie Grasscloth Wallpaper

Finally, our new Marnie Grasscloth wallpaper is sure to give your space a light and livable feel. This wallpaper is made of sisal and coated with a subtle iridescent finish. It also comes in three different colorways: blue metallic, green, and latte. Roll this wallpaper on your dining room walls or office walls for a touch of gorgeous texture.

What do you think of our summer 2022 paint colors? Let us know in the comments!

For more paint color ideas, find our best tips on choosing paint colors or browse paint colors from past catalogs. You can also check out our YouTube channel or read these related posts to get inspired:

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Mallory Thomas

Mallory is a content marketing specialist at Ballard Designs, sharing decorating tips and tricks for everything from paint colors to finishing touches. When she’s not creating content for the blog, email, and Tik Tok, you can find her walking her basset hound or needlepointing.


  1. Reply

    Diane Gabel

    November 5, 2022

    I’m usually really good at this as I have had interior design training but I’m stumped on this one.The interior of my home is all done in neutrals(mostly Benny Moore Historical colors).
    Off the kitchen I have a beautiful 3 season room with a vaulted ceiling and 3 large arched windows front & back. I want this room to pop!but b/c of the windows you can see inside from the road. I was leaning toward an olive green or an adobe’s coral. Am I way off base? Too much of a difference walking into a muted grey,back, &white? Please help!

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      Kelley Bostian

      December 27, 2022

      The writing team here at Ballard Designs would love to help you pick your next color palette, but we think you’d find better advice by reaching out to our FREE Design Services consultation department. They’d be happy to help you answer that question at no cost.
      Happy Decorating,