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Published September 8, 2022

It’s All About Perspective

Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings’ 2022 Architectural Color Trends

Contributed by: Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings

As the dynamics of our lives change, so do the colors we surround ourselves with. Influenced by catalysts of society and the evolution of personal views, Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings captured how perceptions shift from experience and gathered data.


Perspectives, the company’s 2022 Color Trend forecast, explores three macro-level trend stories surrounding the concept of time: Pause + Rewind, Push Play, and Fast Forward. Each story gives an in-depth look at projections of the next three to five years of architectural metal coatings developed by their team of color experts.

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Pause + Rewind


Experience shades through the lens of nostalgia.

Nostalgia evokes sounds, sights, and feelings that mark time and are shared by all. History leaves a lasting impression in the comfort and fondness of Pause + Rewind. The settling brown coolness of soil, peachy warmth of the sand, and subtle gray veining of marble paint the wistful landscapes of childhood memories. Shades sparkle softly through the lens of nostalgia and invite us to recall people, places, and products in history that changed our way of living.

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Push Play


Seize today's opportunities with coatings that embolden.

The most valuable jewels of life — social connection, exploration, and shared experiences — shine brightly in Push Play. The flourishing greens, accompanied by shimmering golds and rosy coppers, capture the fluidity of nature. The vigor of teal and optimism of yellow promote wellness while clay-red hues bring grounding connectivity.

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Fast Forward


Be on the cutting edge of colors that spark progression.

Like the crackling of a lightning bolt, Fast Forward electrifies ingenuity. As humanity and technology evolve together, we see power dynamics shift and the colors around us shift with them. Colors that signify an open mind with soft purple chromas and regenerative browns. These shades spark progression and welcome a futuristic space.

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