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It’s clear Adele doesn’t do anything without putting a lot of thought into it. After all, it took the British singer six years to gift us with her latest album. It’s also apparent from the sensation’s “73 Questions” video with Vogue that she’s just as intentional about the color of her kitchen cabinets. During the interview, which accompanied Adele’s cover shoot, she walked viewers through her Los Angeles space, and the blue-green cupboards caught our attention right away. Why? It seems as though the star was ahead of 2022’s most memorable trend. 

From Behr’s Breezeway to Benjamin Moore’s October Mist, the paint swatches that had been dubbed colors of the year for 2022 featured soothing hits of sage mixed with a touch of sky and a hint of silver. Who knows, maybe Adele’s saturated kitchen can be credited for the rise in popularity of this calm-inducing hue.

The trick to nailing a zen look like hers is finding a swatch with the perfect balance and getting inventive with your paint job. Take inspiration from these takes on 2022’s color of the year, and you’re bound to create an Adele-approved kitchen.

Knobs Included

Time to give your hardware some love. This verdant hue (Backdrop’s Drive-Thru Safari) was one step Sarabeth Hurst and her husband, Payton, took in transforming their 31-foot Airstream into a full-time home. The uniform look keeps things distraction-free, which is key to making any tiny space feel bigger than it really is.

Get Moody

Not convinced by a poppy sage? You can always go darker. This Los Angeles kitchen, designed by Sally Breer, takes a clear stance on turquoise (the ceilings and doors didn’t go untouched either), but thanks to the enormous skylight overhead flooding the room with sunshine, it doesn’t feel overbearing.

Light and Bright

Farrow & Ball’s Chapell Green is easy on the eyes, especially when paired with white upper cupboards. “It’s weird—with my clients I always use a lot of blue,” says Emma Ainscough, the owner of this London apartment. “But it wasn’t what the flat needed.” Rumour has it, this color is here to stay.

This story was originally published in October 2021. It has since been updated.

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