Cabot® Brand Announces First-Ever Outdoor 2022 Trend of the Year: Outdoor Workspaces

CLEVELAND, April, 2022—Cabot®, a premium exterior wood care brand, has announced their first-ever Outdoor Trend of the Year for outdoor spaces. Earning the title for 2022 are outdoor workspaces, which have rapidly grown in popularity due to people spending more time at home. Outdoor workspaces offer a versatile solution for people in need of a designated space for working from home, crafting, doing homework and much more.

“Our first annual Trend of the Year seeks to provide inspiration with on-trend project ideas using Cabot stain to help make the most of living spaces,” said Jose Gonzalez, Associate Brand Manager, Cabot. “We know our customers enjoy and value time spent outside and take immense pride in creating outdoor spaces that extend the livability of their homes. Cabot offers products to not only protect exterior wood but to help beautify outdoor spaces using wood stain colors and opacity that suits your style.”

Within the outdoor workspace trend, Cabot brand has identified three projects varying in size, style and budget to support the inaugural Trend of the Year, including:

Outdoor desk

This portable and functional desk includes space for every must-have workday essential, regardless of the work your doing—from laptops and notebooks to pots, plants and bags of soil. Plus, Cabot brand recommends wheeled legs for added convenience, so you can take full advantage of the goes-anywhere-so-you-can-work-from-anywhere work surface.

Outdoor café

With the look of a beautiful outdoor café or dining room, this project is perfect for those needing a bit more room to work. With a focus on transforming a porch, patio or small portion of yard into an outdoor workspace complete with pergola-style roof and partitions, this project seeks to create a designated workspace that gives the feeling of being indoors when you’re outside.


This one-room option delivers a more permanent outdoor workspace—complete with door, work surface and electricity—that is entirely separate from your living space. A folding door lets warm breezes and sunshine in or shuts out wet and windy conditions. It’s cozy and calming, yet conducive to getting things done.

Cabot brand’s Pewter Gray, a balance of weathered gray and comforting neutral, is the anchoring color used in elements of all three Trend of the Year projects. The color offers relaxed refinement to outdoor living spaces and connects nature and beauty of aged wood textures. Pewter Gray is available in Cabot Solid, Semi-Solid and Semi-Transparent exterior wood stain.

Cabot products can be purchased at fine retail locations including Lowe’s®, ACE Hardware®, Menards®, True Value® and Do It Best®.

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About Cabot® Brand

Cabot® Brand develops, manufactures and distributes premium-quality exterior wood care products. Cabot manufactures a broad line of quality exterior wood stains, protective wood finishes and surface-preparation products for both residential and commercial applications. Cabot brand’s superior-quality products protect and beautify exterior wood, preserving its natural beauty. Cabot products are made using only the finest-grade oils and pigments; you’ll find heritage, pride and commitment in every can. Cabot wood care products are available at hardware, home improvement and specialty stores nationwide. For more information, visit

About Sherwin-Williams Consumer Brands Group

Sherwin-Williams Consumer Brands Group offers innovative products to meet customers’ paint and coating needs. The Group manufactures products under well-known brands such as Valspar®, HGTV Home® by Sherwin-Williams, Dutch Boy ®, Purdy®, Krylon®, Minwax®, Thompson’s® Water Seal®, Cabot®, Dupli-Color® and many more. Founded in 1866, The Sherwin-Williams Company is a global leader in the manufacture, development, distribution and sale of paints, coatings and related products to professional, industrial, commercial and retail customers. For more information, visit

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