Connie's Corner

Tips from Waypoint's award-winning designer
September 13, 2010

Color Trends: Sherwin-Williams colormix 2011™


Deep down, we’ve all really known it: color trends don’t always work for real people. Certainly it is important to stay current with trends but there are colors that just feel comfortable to any given person. No two people will probably ever pick the same palette for their home. At the end of the day, the goal of every well designed room is to make the user feel happy with their choices.

Well, the color and paint experts at Sherwin-Williams recently announced their colormix 2011™ collection.  By breaking down their palette into four divergent groups, the collection offers more flexibility than most trend reports. The collections are called Purely Refined, Bold Invention, Restless Nomad and Gentle Medley. Their colors are up to date but vary widely so there is room for a variety of decorating tastes. Let’s take a look:

Sherwin-Williams' Purely Refined color palette

Purely Refined: A dignified collection of grayed neutrals. They have an organic feel that would work in any decorating style.

Sherwin-Williams' Bold Invention color palette

Bold Inventions: Deeply saturated colors dominate this group. There are lots of cool colors with just enough warmth to add spice.

Sherwin-Williams' Restless Nomad color palette

Restless Nomad: Punchy colors from all over the color wheel…with a global feel. Vibrant and lively, this palette is for the adventurous.

Sherwin-Williams' Gentle Medley color palette

Gentle Medley: A grouping of sun washed near-pastels that are colorful yet soft: livable with several taupe-y shades, some darker supporting colors and fresh greens thrown in.

Note: Colors don’t always reproduce correctly on computer screens so the images shown here should be considered a general interpretation of the true colors.

Connie Edwards CKD, CBD, Waypoint Living Spaces