Begin Again With Our 2022 Color of the Year: Evergreen Fog

Ready for a new beginning? So are we, and we’re starting with our 2022 Color of the YearEvergreen Fog ushers in a new era of organic hues and calming spaces that remind us, the simplest moments are often the most significant. Get ready to grow and thrive with this gentle, green-gray that inspires you to find the beauty in starting fresh.

Featured Colors: Evergreen Fog SW 9130Shoji White SW 7042

A Fresh Start

We’ve blossomed from the roots of Urbane Bronze into a restorative shade that creates a clean slate. “The essence of Evergreen Fog was inspired by the world’s ability to adapt and regenerate,” says Director of Color Marketing, Sue Wadden. “It inspires us to begin again, and what better place to start than in our homes.” 

Much like nature, this color’s natural appeal invites the quiet beauty of the outdoors into our modern living spaces. So, as we begin again, we’re also surrounding ourselves with nourishing hues that keep us focused on what’s important.

Modern entryway painted in Evergreen Fog SW 9130.
Featured Color: Evergreen Fog SW 9130

Wrapped in Comfort

Even though Evergreen Fog’s organic appeal is fresh and new, it also feels familiar. There’s a touch of nostalgia to this soft green that can balance, beautify and blanket a room in comfort – especially during a time when homes have become our havens. Use this mid-tone neutral to warm up your space and welcome all the coziness that follows.

Modern dining room painted in Evergreen Fog SW 9130.
Featured Color: Evergreen Fog SW 9130

Any Time, Any Place

One of our favorite things about Evergreen Fog? It can be used anywhere, in any amount. Whether it’s indoors or out, a full-colored wall, or a simple accent, this soothing green is big on versatility. While you can use it wherever, we love saving it for spaces where we seek relaxation and comfort in our everyday.

Vignette of a sitting area painted in Evergreen Fog SW 9130.
Featured Color: Evergreen Fog SW 9130 

Perfectly Paired

When coordinating this hue with other colors, all you have to do is look to the great outdoors. “A serene hue like Evergreen Fog feels so natural and effortless we knew it needed a palette that carried the same sense of ease,” says Wadden. “When paired with warm, organic neutrals, you get a stunning collection that celebrates the simplistic beauty of nature.”

Paint dollops featuring the 2022 Color of the Year Accent Colors. From left to right, Shoji White SW 7042, Urbane Bronze SW 7048, Accessible Beige SW 7036, Uber Umber SW 9107, Woven Wicker SW 9104, Bakelite Gold SW 6368.
Coordinating Accent Colors

Ready to begin again with our 2022 Color of the Year? Learn more about this green-meets-gray hue and drop a comment below letting us know where you’d love to use it in your home. You can also check out Evergreen Fog and all the coordinating colors with FREE color chip ordering or see this gorgeous green on your wall with a peel and stick sample.


  1. Can you paint a tile backsplash ? It goes around my counters and behind my stove. It is so outdated but to remove and replace would be messy and costly.

    Nancy E Pruskowski
  2. Sherwin Williams has a tub and tile kit that works well. It only comes in white though. Also, they have a good bonding primer, Extreme Bond that will work. That being said, be sure to take care whichever method you use. The biggest issue in painting tiles, is the grout lines. White looks ok, colors, however, not so much. Hope this helps.

    Arteria's Arts
  3. Love this color but I have dove white thru out my home with trim, baseboards, railings in oak everywhere and pine vaulted ceilings. My accent color I’ve added is hale navy, so my question is would evergree fog also work with the two colors and the oak everywhere? Or what would your suggestion be?

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      Hi Tammy! Yes, the subtle earthy undertones in Evergreen Fog SW 9130 would complement your existing colors beautifully.

  4. Earth tones are my least favorite colors.
    Can Blaize recommend any blue/blue green shades to pair with this lovely Fog? How about an off white shade as well?

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      A bright Navy would look excellent with our Color of the Year. Consider Charcoal Blue SW 2739 or In the Navy SW 9178. Evergreen Fog SW 9130 would also look beautiful with these off-white shades: Alabaster SW 7008, Arcade White SW 7100, and Origami White SW 7636.

  5. Hello, I’m really struggling with a paint color for my kitchen. My cabinets are honey oak, I was leaning towards a shade of gray but just don’t have the vision. Thank you.

    maryann hanau
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      Hi Maryann! Can you tell us the other colors/finishes in your kitchen? For instance, flooring, countertops, and backsplash?

  6. What trim and wall color goes well with Evergreen fog and a medium purple decorations, if I use EF on my kitchen cabinets and shiplap accent wall?

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      Hi Elizabeth! Consider using a soft understated white like Futon SW 7101 or Whitetail SW 7103 for your trim. Either of those would complement Evergreen Fog SW 9130 beautifully.

  7. How can I obtain a sample quantity of an 80% reduction of Evergreen Fog?

    Floyd Richards
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      Hi Floyd, we recommend picking up a quart of your preferred product from your local Sherwin-Williams. Some lighter options from the Evergreen Fog family are Escape Gray SW 6185 and Austere Gray SW 6184!

  8. I’d like to paint a vintage dresser a contrasting color for our guest room which will be EVERgreen fog. What color do you suggest?

  9. What’s color is two shades lighter then evergreen fog? Thanks. SR

  10. What suggestions do you have for accent colors to go with evergreen fog; such as in-throw pillows, upholstered side chairs? Do you have other room photos with evergreen fog showing accent colors?

  11. I am looking to paint a master bed room – lots of natural light – I would like to use Evergreen Fog (what a wonderful color!!!) and pair it with a blush/light pink/coral – and trim with Shoji White…Help with suggestions on the pink/blush color? (will use on the ceiling and as an accent in the bedding) THANKS

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      Hello Martha, What a gorgeous combination Blush & Evergreen will be. I have listed some blush options below but consider using a different color for your trim. Shoji White is a greige (grey+beige) and may look dingy next to Evergreen. Instead of Shoji look at using either Pure White SW 7005 or Extra White SW 7006; these are both clean whites without any undertones and will work better with your blush & evergreen combo. Also, check out these blushes: Pale Pink SW 9696, Gorgeous White SW 6049, Abalone Shell SW 6050, & Polite White SW 6056.

  12. Our home is 60+ years old with yellow tile in the bathroom. I want to paint the walls Evergreen Fog. White trim – suggestion, please. Also, the cabinets in a coordinating color – suggestion, please. This is a small 5ft x 8ft bathroom off of a hall with no windows in either.

    Lynn McIntyre
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      Hello Lynne, I hope you are open to “tweaking” your palette a bit. Consider painting your cabinets/vanity in that bathroom the Evergreen Fog SW 9130 and then using Austere Gray SW 6184 on the walls. Austere is two shades lighter than Evergreen and will give you the Evergreen “vibe” without overwhelming your small bathroom with too dark of a color. Pair that palette with a crisp, clean white either Extra White SW 7006 or Pure White SW 7005 on your trim.

  13. We are in the process of renovating our kitchen, dining and living room with an open floor plan. The color of the cabinets will be Evergreen Fog and we are looking at Pearl Gray for the walls, what color would you recommend for an accent color on the walls (4×8′ on either side) aside of our off-white fireplace? Many thanks!

    Vaydra Tews
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      Hi Vaydra! Consider using an accent color that is a more saturated version of SW 9130 Evergreen Fog. Look at:
      Rosemary SW 6187
      Pewter Green SW 6208

  14. Can you paint outside gutters?

    Kim Romberg
  15. Can you use evergreen fog with agreeable gray and pure white??

    Candee Pratt
    • Sherwin-Williams logo

      Hi Candee! The short answer is yes, those three colors complement each other but can you tell us a little more about how and where you will be using them? Is this interior or exterior?

  16. It took me months to decide but I eventually choose Evergreen Fog as the color to paint the plain white exterior of my 1916 craftsman home 2 years ago. I’ve never regretted the choice.

    Lesley Faris
  17. Where in cape Town can I buy sherwin-williams ever green fog paint.

    Belinda Sullivan
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      Hi Belinda, Please reach out to your local store for availability. If you need additional assistance, please reach out to the Sherwin-Williams Customer Support Team for assistance with your request. They can be reached here:

  18. I went in to Sherwin Willams the other day. And this young man name Zach out of the Greenville office came up to us and asked if we needed help. We never experience so much help
    . He is one of the best sales person we ever experienced. And explained paint to paint brushes. I had forgotten how being so nice to a customer felt like. Your lucky to have such a wonderful employee. I want to thank Zach for being who he is. I went shopping at 2 other stores and they couldn’t be bother. And we all know who they are.
    Thank you again Zach.

    Jerry j Bertoch
    • Sherwin-Williams logo

      Hi Jerry! We are so happy to hear that Zach was so helpful during your trip to our Greenville location. We will be sure to share this positive experience with upper management!

  19. I have a very small bathroom with a black toilet and black pedestal sink. It is painted a dark red with natural wood floors. Any suggestions on a wall color? Thank you.

    Pennie Hildebrandt
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      Hello Pennie, thanks for contacting Sherwin Williams. Consider using a mid-tone gray with a subtle blue undertone to complement your fixtures and wood floor. Check out:
      SW 0055 Classic French Gray
      SW 7064 Passive
      SW 7071 Gray Screen
      It is always best to look at color in your lighting. Order some free sample chips from our website to determine which color will work best for you.

  20. I’m building a tiny house and have chosen my floors as weathered barnwood which is a gray. I’m torn on which color to paint my cabinets. I’m leaning towards a green color. Rosemary, retreat and woodland lichen are my top choices. Do you have any other suggestions? Something with grey undertones. Any help would be appreciated!

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      Those greens are beautiful but you might want to consider going one shade darker to SW 6208 Pewter Green and SW 6188 Shade-Grown. It is always best to look at color in your lighting. Order some free sample chips from our website to determine which color will work best for you.

  21. I’m looking to do my nursery Board and Batten. The bottom color would be Evergreen Fog, the top of the wall Shoji White. What color should the trim be? Shoji white or Pure White? Any other recommendations?

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