A sophisticated grey-green that represents healing, regrowth, and resiliency post-pandemic.

BIRSTALL, UK; August 26, 2021 – After stay-at-home orders and too few face-to-face moments over the last two years, people are craving authenticity, nature and meaningful human interaction after living in a mostly digital world. Introducing the JOHNSTONE’S® TRADE by PPG Voice of Colour 2022 Colour of the Year: Olive Sprig (PPG1125-4) – a grounded, versatile and highly-adaptable grey-green, that represents optimism in a post-pandemic world, building on nature’s resilience.

Voice of Colour’s Olive Sprig is a relaxed and enticing green that brightens any space, it is a flexible colour that lives well inside or outside, and blends in well with nearly any environment.

“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 comfy clothing for our going-out gear, recipes at home for restaurant reservations, and a night in for a night out, our paint colour preferences are shifting too,” said Donna Taylor, PPG colour expert, Johnstone’s Trade. “People are growing tired of 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 and commercial design.”

Lending itself to be paired with natural materials, Olive Sprig looks effective alongside unique architectural elements and furniture with curved forms to create a comfortable and grounded space. The colour can help create a sanctuary in a bedroom or an office, and pairs with brass accents and wood tones on lower cabinets or other building features.

Resilience, the need for connection and inspiration from nature were recurring themes at PPG’s Global Colour Forecasting Workshop. This annual event brings together more than 30 PPG global colour stylists from the automotive, consumer electronics, aerospace, and home paint and stain industries. Over the course of several days, the stylists analyse the trends in lifestyles, demographics, geographies, global events and cross-cultural societal inspirations to determine what colours will resonate and represent the PPG global colour forecast, including the Voice of Colour 2022 Colour of the Year.

Under the 2022 Voice of Colour trend theme – Horizon, which represents new beginnings in the post-pandemic era, PPG’s colour experts identified three colour trends that will resonate for customers in 2022:

Invaluable: The Invaluable palette brings together a rich library of colour that is not afraid to be bold. Using colours such as Voice of Colour’s Black Lily, Castle Stone and Ancient Copper, the Invaluable palette adds depth and warmth to any space.

Introspective: The Introspective colour story creates a serene and intimate space with colours like Voice of Colour’s Rose Souffle, Causeway, Silver Service and Pine Whisper, which complement the soothing comfort of Olive Sprig.

Inspired: Those drawn to the Inspired colour palette are looking for mood-boosting shades that are sure to add an optimistic jolt of energy into spaces that need it most. Voice of Colour’s Cenote, Aloha and Lettuce Alone offer liveliness and mimic high-tech greens and blues that are sure to turn heads.

The Voice of Colour palette is available exclusively in Johnstone’s Trade paints which are available at Johnstone’s Decorating Centres, independent retailers and locations across the UK and Ireland. Find Olive Sprig and the rest of the 2022 trends colours at the store nearest you, or visit www.johnstonestrade.com/colour.