I love color.¬† I am so greatful that my eyes see all the glorious spectrum of hues that make up our world. ¬†I always look forward to seeing what trends drive the market. ¬†It is inspiring to see new palattes of mixed tints and shades that influence what we wear and how we decorate our surroundings. ¬†This does not mean we have to use the combinations or even like them. ¬†We can have classic favorites that withstand time and trends.
I’m focusing on Sherwin-Williams presentation this year, titled “Passionate Pursuit”. Whenever we pursue something with enthusiasm and passion it creates happiness within ourselves and those we encounter. ¬†Four collections¬†make up this year’s line up of color combos- think Fresh Mindfulness, Vintage Workmanship, Social Engagement, and Technology and Materials that seem to be from another world.
Let’s look at them each in greater detail:
This is “Mas Amor Por Favor”- MORE LOVE PLEASE! ¬†A coming together to rediscover the pleasures of small gatherings with loved ones and indulgences like champagne and vintage florals. ¬†This palette connects across generations. ¬†It’s vintage, flower power, and crisp and new all at the same time.
Here we have “Trajectory”. ¬†The pace of technology can have us in a state of awe as a connection¬†between art, science, and commerce is increasing every day. ¬†Apps that make our houses smarter are becoming more mainstream, 3-D printers expand our scope of viewing. ¬†This is a color combination that shows mystery with a range of plums, shimmery pewter, and icy blue. ¬†An overall deep and cool scheme, the Aqua-Shere is giving the group a nice contrast. ¬†This could be the main color if you prefer light walls, and the deep tones could be accent elements. ¬†This sophisticated and mellow palette¬†creates a very hip vibe.
Now lets look at “Pura Vida”. ¬†Live well, be well, healthy spaces that feel theraputic and holistic. ¬†A combination of natural colors that make us think of vast deserts, ancient places with materials like alabaster and marble. ¬†Almost a sheer effect. ¬†The Urbane Bronze gives this group some contrast and keeps with the natural effect. ¬†I personally would want to see a strong mix of textures in this space or a punch of deep teal.
Lastly, this is “Nouveau Narrative”.This combo shows a respect for North American manufacturing as it reemerges and looks to the past for “Building to Last”. ¬†Vintage machinery, olive, denim, wool, brass are all inspirations for this collection. ¬†Pages from history books influencing our future. ¬†Love this with reclaimed pieces that look time worn and urban at the same time.
Overall, I like the variety of the palettes and the overall message of collectively pursuing our passions to enhance quality of life.