The Paint Color of the Year Is … Guacamole?

Haven't you always wanted this all over your walls?
Haven't you always wanted this all over your walls? / bhofack2/iStock via Getty Images

We’re still a few months away from finding out Pantone’s next color of the year—the company usually makes the announcement in December—but paint brand Glidden has already released its pick.

As Architectural Digest reports, Glidden’s 2022 color of the year doubles as a delicious dip: guacamole. Green is apparently all the rage these days when it comes to redecorating a room. In a press release, Glidden stated that online searches for green paint colors have increased by 200 percent since 2020; and 62 percent of 2044 participants in a recent Harris Poll said they’d be up for using some form of green on their walls.

The decision to award the designation to guacamole over all other shades of green came from a panel of more than 30 color experts, who studied emerging color trends outside the world of interior design to identify what people might gravitate to when choosing hues for the home. And while the chatter around guacamole doesn’t exactly center on how nice it would look on a statement wall, it’s hard to deny its general popularity as a snack. It’s natural and mild while still seeming festive—all qualities that could translate well to your walls, too.

Makes you hungry, doesn't it?
Makes you hungry, doesn't it? / Business Wire

“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,’” Glidden’s Kim Perry said in the press release. “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.”

And if guacamole seems a little too trendy for your taste, you could always try lusty gallant, bastard-amber, or one of these other obscure colors.

[h/t Architectural Digest]