Every year, Sherwin-Williams releases a Colormix Forecast. They take “color of the year” above and beyond, with 6 distinct color palettes that have personality and emotion. I was able to get a sneak preview of these unique combinations last fall and I’m so excited to share them on my blog today. After reading about each of them, let me know which palette you feel most connected to!
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“There are those who always seem a little ahead of their time. Visionary and creative, this palette reaches into the cosmos and returns with a whole universe of inspiration. Atmospheric wisps of colors, grounded by deep, dark blues, capture the unique space between technology and spirituality.” (swcolorforecast.com)
RINGS OF SATURN | ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE | SPIRITUALISM | HEALING ENERGY
Shapeshifter is all about cool wood tones, iridescent finishes, metals and crystals.
“Some spirits can never be fenced in. They need to soak in the blue of endless horizon and the subtle earthy colors of the high plains and desert. Sun-washed and warm, this palette can be seen in the baked clay canyons, worn leather and woven wool blankets of the true New West.” (swcolorforecast.com)
CAREFREE BOHEMIAN | MODERN COWGIRL | UNBRIDLED ADVENTURE | SOUTHWESTERN TWIST
Picture warm wool blankets, rustic warm wood tones, camel colored leathers. Think lots of natural materials, and sustainable living, the modern farm house. This palette moves away from the high gloss finishes and metallics.
“Devotees of the best in life appreciate the well-worn, the bespoke and the rare. Like a bookcase of leather-bound classics, this polished palette evokes nostalgia and timeless tradition. With copper and gold anchored by merlot and deep, dark gray, these tailored tones make everything feel impeccable, tasteful and elegant.” (swcolorforecast.com)
READING NOOKS | BRITISH ACCENTS | TWEEDY MENSWEAR |'60S NOSTALGIA
Aficionado is all about mixing and matching styles and eras. Think warm modernism that is comfortable, yet contemporary. The epitome of the bibliophile.
“There are those who don’t know the meaning of “less is more.” Passionate and eclectic, they have a calling to be unique. They embrace the details and create scene-stealing worlds that burst with beauty. The proof is in this palette that features bold pops of vivid color, maximum impact and lots of energy.” (swcolorforecast.com)
MAXIMALISM | COZY CHAOS | OVER-THE-TOP OPULENCE | MORE IS MORE
Maximalism is on its’ way back! Think confident, bright colors that celebrate personality and self expression. Layered collages, mixed patterns and textures, and unique wood finishes set this palette apart.
“Walking barefoot in the garden, nature lovers instantly connect with the wonder of the world in full bloom. With roots in the forest, this palette’s colorful tendrils grew in hothouses and conservatories until they became these lush, sophisticated tones. Ranging from mushroom to leafy green to passionate floral pink, they’ve now found a place where they’ll never fade.” (swcolorforecast.com)
FOREST MUSHROOMS | BOTANICAL PRINTS | BUTTERFLY COLLECTIONS | TERRARIUMS
Botanicals, terrariums, and intricate details, Naturalist is about bringing the outside in. Characterized by worn wood textures and layered plants, this palette is whimsical, yet crisp.
“From ancient sagas to today’s motivational speakers, we love our storytellers. With colorful accounts they sum up our very nature and remind us how we’re all connected. Passed from grandmothers, traders and nomads, the tales traveled the world, gaining artistry, until we’ve translated them into a rich and modern palette that spans space and time.” (swcolorforecast.com)
DESERT OASES | GLOBAL STYLE | LUXURY SAFARIS | SPICE MARKETS
Raconteur means story teller. Characterized by global influences and natural materials, this palette captures our attention and connects us through a design story.