Farrow & Ball has predicted the exact green shade that will be big news in 2022

Their color curator has named the tone that will set trends in the year ahead – this is how to get ahead of the craze

Breakfast Room Green in a kitchen painted by Farrow & Ball
(Image credit: Farrow & Ball, Breakfast Room Green)

It's no secret that green paint has had its moment this year. Verdant hues have licked the most fashionable of schemes over recent seasons, but according to Farrow & Ball, its allure shows no signs of wavering. 

Their curator Joa Studholme has listed Farrow & Ball's Breakfast Room Green amongst the five significant shades predicted to top color trends for 2022. 

As the 'most cheerful' of the label's greens, Breakfast Room Green (opens in new tab) holds a fitting place alongside the folkloric shades that are designed to spark 'warmth and harmony' throughout your future interiors. 

But what makes Breakfast Room Green so exciting? Here is everything you need to know about the shade you're about to see everywhere. 

Stripy painted bedroom with green paint and red and white stripes

(Image credit: Farrow & Ball, Breakfast Room Green)

Aptly named in celebration of east-facing rooms designed for eating breakfast, this tone accentuates morning light to create an ambient dining space that (almost) makes it easier to get out of bed. 'When used alone on both walls and woodwork, it becomes incredibly striking,' the manufacturers suggest. 

However, perhaps Breakfast Room Green's biggest asset – aesthetics aside – is its versatility. This green can stand as an exclusive statement but is also designed to work alongside other shades, which Joa recommends. 

'Using one color on both walls and woodwork, such as lively Breakfast Room Green, can make a room look bigger by disguising the limits of the space. The bold use of this one color also creates an exceptional background for art, or for furniture which can be upcycled with a lick of Modern Eggshell.' 

Green painted living room with flowers and blue cabinet

(Image credit: Farrow & Ball, Breakfast Room Green)

With its size-enhancing qualities, Breakfast Room Green has reshaped our small living room ideas. But its glory doesn't stop there. Joa equally urges us to pair the color alongside the other four shades from the trends forecast. 

'The combination here of Breakfast Room Green and Stone Blue (opens in new tab) (above) feels both arresting and familiar,' explains Joa. 'While the chalky matt finish of our signature Estate Emulsion on the walls shows these colors at their very best as the light changes through the day.'

Similarly, Joa pairs its organic tones against School House White (opens in new tab) (below) to create a nostalgic space that feels both quintessential and retro. When Victorian allure meets 70's chic, it's an unexpected match made in color heaven. 

Farrow & Ball painted kitchen with patterned floor

(Image credit: Farrow & Ball, Breakfast Room Green)

'There is something inherently human in the colors that we are attracted to for 2022,' Joa adds in her discussion of these futuristic painted wall ideas

Emerging from a turbulent era, she predicts our future schemes will draw from 'the modest character of the world of folk and craft' that allows us to inject mythical majesty into the everyday. We can think of no more stylish place to start than with this ever-popular hue. 

How do we like our eggs in the morning? With a side of Breakfast Room Green, of course. 

Megan Slack
News Writer

Megan is a News Writer across Future Plc’s homes titles, including Livingetc and Homes & Gardens. As a News Writer, she often focuses on micro-trends, wellbeing, celebrity-focused pieces, and everything IKEA. 


Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and expansive collection of houseplants.