The 15 Best Benjamin Moore Exterior Paint Colors for 2022

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Each year the brick&batten design team puts together a list of on-trend paint color predictions. As leaders in the exterior design space, we take pride in the quality design experience we provide. And that’s why we are beyond excited to present this list of the best Benjamin Moore exterior paint colors for 2022.

If you’re looking to redesign your home’s exterior in 2022, we can help you determine which colors on this list of recommendations are best for your home. Learn more about how our virtual design service works!

midcentury modern two story home with flat roof painted in ocean floor with wasabi front door

Trend Forecasting

We love forecasting trends because it’s fun! We enjoy perusing paint chips, testing out colors for ourselves, seeing what our vendors are projecting for the year ahead, and reminiscing about the houses we designed over the past year to look for clues as to what’s up-and-coming. We also like looking back to see if we are right. Last year, we predicted 2021 exterior design colors would include lots of gray, black accents, and a resurgence of off-white and beige. Our designers did use a lot of the paint colors we picked, and you’ll even see some of these trends reappear in 2022.

The Best Benjamin Moore Exterior Paint Colors for 2022

midcentury modern split level in aegean olive

#1 // Aegean Olive

Aegean Olive is a beautiful deep earth tone green that you’ll be seeing more in 2022. It’s part of Benjamin Moore’s classic and timeless collection of colors that never go out of style. With an LRV (learn more about Light Reflective Value) of 9.59, it’s a bold and dark choice, so it works well as an accent. However, we expect to use Aegean Olive as a base color in our renderings.

two story colonial in deep creek with black shutters

#2 // Deep Creek

We love using the intriguing Deep Creek in our exterior designs because its subtle green-gray mix works beautifully in so many applications. Whether you have a traditional, mountain rustic, or contemporary home, Deep Creek is a versatile choice. This unique color was featured on our top list in 2021 as well, but we are not finished with it yet.

transitional craftsman painted in black forest green with large white porch columns

#3 // Black Forest Green

As you might be picking up, you will see a lot more greens, in all shades, in 2022. Black Forest Green is a paint color that stands out amongst the rest. Its warmth and weight give home exteriors a reassuring, grounded feel. The green tint gives the black more depth, allowing for increased visual interest.

desert style ranch with flat roof painted in sussex green with wood panel garage

#4 // Sussex Green

Sussex Green is part of Benjamin Moore’s historic collection, but it’s about to see a resurgence in popularity. It’s a versatile and deep warm green that pairs well with wood accents and stone. This unassuming color also blends well into surrounding landscaping, giving an air of permanence and integration to our human-made structures.

ranch with large porch painted in deep river with a wasabi green door

#5 // Wasabi

We love a good accent color! Wasabi is a fun, bright lime green that is a brick&batten designer favorite for a modern front door. It projects bold confidence and helps your entry stand out on your façade. Wasabi can be a tricky color depending on lighting and application, so be sure to test before committing.

ranch painted in shoji white with a wasabi green door

two story traditional home painted in deep river with white large front porch

#6 // Deep River

Deep River, a modern, dark gray color option with blue undertones, is not to be confused with the green-gray Deep Creek (above). Both are earthy and approachable colors. However, Deep River is actually much darker, with an LRV of 5.7.

Virtual rendering of a home with a Galapagos Turquoise front door

#7 // Galápagos Turquoise

This gorgeous turquoise color from Benjamin Moore is another great accent color choice for 2022. Galápagos Turquoise is reminiscent of the deep waters of the Pacific, making it perfect for coastal homes and monochromatic designs in need of a pop of color.

cottage brick home painted in manchester tan with white windows

#8 // Manchester Tan

Beige is back! To be specific, in this case, it’s actually the elegant Manchester Tan. Regardless, we saw a big increase in off-white and beige paint color requests in 2021, and only expect that to continue throughout 2022 and beyond.

bungalow craftsman style home with large porch columns painted in elemental and aegean olive

#9 // Elemental

Elemental is a versatile color that works well in a variety of applications and color schemes. You’ll see this warm “greige” more often in 2022, especially when paired with reds, browns, and yellows.

large transitional home painted in chelsea gray with large front porch and carriage style garage door

#10 // Chelsea Gray

Benjamin Moore describes Chelsea Gray as sophisticated and scholarly. We couldn’t agree more when using it on traditional homes like the one above. Look for more urban, definitive grays in your neighborhood in 2022.

We always recommend sampling and testing paint colors before committing. Factors such as natural lighting, undertones, and your property’s fixed elements will have a significant impact on how a color will appear on your exterior. Our friends at Samplize offer extra-large 9 x 14.75 inch peel-and-stick paint samples of the colors we love for exteriors. Order your ‘Real Paint, No Mess’ samples from Samplize here.

Virtual rendering of a home painted in Benjamin Moore's Ocean Floor

#11 // Ocean Floor

There’s something about the depth of this blue-gray that makes you think of adventures on the sea. Ocean Floor has an LRV of 12.5, making it a deeply alluring color for any style of home. If you’re looking for a dark blue for your home’s exterior in 2022, look no further.

Virtual rendering of a home painted in Benjamin Moore's Stonecutter

#12 // Stonecutter

Dark grays like Stonecutter saw increased popularity throughout 2021, and we don’t see the trend slowing down anytime soon. Homeowners looking to add depth and intrigue to their traditional or transitional homes should consider a bold, saturated blue-gray like this one.

virtual rendering of the back of a house with large stone chimney and outdoor fireplace and large deck with patio and firepit

#13 // Midsummer Night

If you’re looking for a dark, moody exterior paint color that still has a ton of warmth, try Midsummer Night. It has a little brown mixed in with black, which makes it a choice color for mixed textures and surfaces.

ranch with porch painted black and dark gray with wood garage

#14 // Black Beauty

Our designers have rendered many homes in 2021 with the gorgeous Black Beauty, and we expect to do even more in 2022. While many of us still see black most often in trim colors in our neighborhoods, more homeowners are becoming comfortable with black as a siding color choice. And we’re all about it.

farm house painted in classic gray with white windows and garage and large porch

#15 // Classic Gray

This beautiful and subtle gray leans almost off-white but carries extra depth. Classic Gray is a great choice if you are looking to brighten up an older home or looking for a versatile contrast color in 2022.

small cottage with large front porch painted in aegean olive

Which Benjamin Moore color will you choose in 2022?

The year 2022 is all about leaning into earth tones and using nature as inspiration. You will see a lot of variations of green, olive, and forest. Blue and gray will continue to be a mainstay in exterior design in 2022, with more homeowners choosing to go dark and moody. We’re also excited to see some more pops of color in accents and front doors.

Loving this list but prefer Sherwin Williams to Benjamin Moore? Check out our 2022 exterior paint color recommendations from the Sherwin Williams lineup here.

If you’re hoping to update your home’s exterior in 2022, look to the leaders in exterior design at brick&batten. Our virtual renderings will give you confidence in your investment and help you visualize your home’s full potential. Get started today.