Ahh, theColor of the Year. Despite September barely being underway, the paint companies have their eye on the new year and what trends will be headed our way.

Color of the Year Dutch Boy Paints Atomic Ranch Midcentury Modern
Photo courtesy of Dutch Boy Paints

So far, green seems to be leading the pack. Both Dutch Boy Paints and Sherwin Williams are talking green—and we are definitely on board.

Dutch Boy Paint’s green is dubbed Garden Patch, a grassy green they describe as “not too deep and not too primary.” Ther reasoning behind this nature-inspired hue? Optimism. For anyone who follows the saga of the annual Color of the Year (seriously, grab some popcorn and scroll the comment sections) this hue is decidedly familiar. In 2017, Pantone’s Color of the Year was Greenery —which also came with the intention of inspiring people to find a more hopeful outlook.

Are you in on the green trend? Even Sherwin Williams is giving nod to the hue—although they recently shared a darker, richer take.