Benjamin Moore October Mist (1495) is Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year for 2022! And I couldn’t be more excited about it. Green paint colors have been very popular over the last few years, and there’s no sight of this disappearing! Many of my clients have loved seeing green tones selected for their design schemes, and this beautiful sage green paint color is not only great for use throughout the home but symbolizes health as we move into the New Year.

As with any paint color, choosing the perfect one for your home and its application can seem like an impossible task. But if you’ve had your eye on sage green paint colors for a while – your search for the perfect tone stops right here! October Mist is a calming sage green that will literally work in any room of the home.

This paint color showcases a light softness while it comes to life when paired with crisp cream or whites. While it is a mid-tone green it also provides an organic and natural feeling. According to Benjamin Moore, this sage green both “anchors and uplifts”. And I agree completely.

Let’s take a closer look at this paint color and discuss how and where you can use this in your own home!


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Why We Love It!

I’ve selected a fair few sage green paint colors throughout my career in interior design, but finding one that can be used in a multitude of spaces is hard to come by. Benjamin Moore October Mist (1495) is an extremely versatile sage green which I absolutely love! 

It’s a calming paint color that can be used as a neutral paint color instead of the standard grays or creams. October Mist is also one of those colors that will work with almost any other color in the home, giving it a huge advantage.

How to Use October Mist at Home

Benjamin Moore October Mist is the perfect paint color for an allover wall paint. Pair it with cream, beige or crisp white trim work to really make the color come alive! If you’re not feeling that bold then this color will work well as a feature wall color too.

Another reason for loving this color is that it can be used in all sorts of rooms: small, large, north or south facing. You can be assured that this paint color will look fantastic in any setting.

October Mist is also a wonderful color to use for painting cabinets! Think bathroom vanity units, kitchen islands or even built-ins. You can give these cabinets a completely new lease of life by painting them with this beautiful sage green color.

Accent Color Pairings

Benjamin Moore October Mist can be paired with many other colors! And while it can be used as a neutral color (instead of grays or creams) this means it can be paired with other vibrant colors.

To really make this color pop and come alive, pair it with Benjamin Moore Tucson Red as the complimentary color for this sage green. It also creates a space reminiscent of Italy.

October Mist also works well with colors like purple, orange and blue as they are opposites. While this may seem contradictory, these colors can make an interior come alive!

Top Left – Benjamin Moore October Mist 1495

Top Right – Benjamin Moore Tucson Red 1300

Bottom left – Benjamin Moore Purplicious CSP-465

Bottom Right – Benjamin Moore Bold Blue 2064-10

With all the above suggested paint colors, they can be used as all-over paint or to create a feature wall within living spaces. Either way, always make sure the tone of colors you use compliments the rest of your home so all spaces feel cohesive with each other.

Aside from these paint color pairings, Benjamin Moore October Mist can be paired with many other colors! It is such a versatile neutral sage green color that it’s easy to pair this paint color with others. Use brighter colors to create a feature wall and use October Mist as a neutral color for the other walls. Alternatively, use this paint color for an all-over wall color.

If bright colors aren’t your thing, pair October Mist with more muted and rich tones, such as navy blue.

What To Watch Out For

As with many paint colors, there are some considerations to take into account before using Benjamin Moore October Mist in your home.

Sage green as a color has been used many times over the last couple of years so it is important to be completely sure on your choice for using this color in your home. If you absolutely love it then go for it! But following a design trend like this may lead to you disliking it in a shorter period of time, compared to choosing something out of love.

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So there you have it! One of our favorite sage green paint colors and how to use it effectively at home. What do you think about Benjamin Moore’s October Mist paint color? Would you use this at home? I’d love to hear what you think in the comments below!

Our Favorite October Mist Inspired Accessories:

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100% Cotton Sateen Bedding

Add a softness to your bedroom with this beautiful sage green bedding set! Great for adding this color into your home.

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Faux Sage Green Leaf

Add color and texture to your home with faux foliage and florals!

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Light Sage Bath Towel

We love using sage green in bathrooms because of the calmness it creates! Use these colored bath towels to easily introduce the color.

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Cotton Striped Blanket Throw

This blanket throw is a gorgeous addition to any living room or bedroom that needs some extra style and warmth.

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Quilted Pillow

Bring Benjamin Moore’s October Mist into your home through decorative pillows! Pair with other neutrals for an organic look.

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Sage Mesh Office Chair

Need a home office revamp? Add comfort and this calming color into your work from home space!

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