Natural Inspired Paint Colors: Sherwin-Williams Pura Vida Palette

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    Natural Color Inspiration: See Sherwin-Williams Pura Vida Palette

    Sherwin-Williams 2016 Colors - Pura Vida
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    Sherwin-Williams 2016 color forecast is soothing and engaging, with a collection of livable neutrals and accents. The 2016 color forecast is inspired by social engagement and the human side of technology. After the giddy bright colors that dominated fashion and decor in 2015, the Sherwin-Williams 2016 forecast is still very optimistic but in a comfortable way.

    From Jackie Jordan, director of color for Sherwin-Williams: “We’re seeing people embrace advancing technology, while also returning to the quality, personal connections and handmade craftsmanship from years past. This year, we forecasted colors that provide a range of inspiration for homeowners to create spaces that surround them with the things that ignite their passions and make them feel happy and healthy.” 

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    Pura Vida: Savor the Moment

    Sherwin-Williams 2016 Colors - Pura Vida
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    From Jackie Jordan: “We are awakening from the recession, hungry for new orderliness, ready to feed the spirit, make memories and savor the moment,” said Jordan. “Pura Vida is driven by health and wellness, natural healing and unplugging, and the colors in this palette speak to environments where we feel balanced and at peace.” 

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    Pura Vida: Time to Unplug

    Sherwin-Williams 2016 Colors - Pura Vida
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    Sherwin-Williams Pura Vida takes inspiration from natural elements, such as stone, alabaster, and sand, as well as natural fibers, such as cotton and jute. These elements that remind us to live well, be well, and stay well are vital to creating spaces to unplug. The colors include honed and sheer tones, marble hues, warm grays, khaki tones and blushed neutrals.

    Building a neutral color palette with this tones can give you a relaxing space while still feeling lush and luxurious. Pair these soft tones with deep natural woods and dark metallic accents for a balanced space.

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    Sherwin-Williams Ramie SW 6156

    Sherwin-Williams Ramie - 2016 Color
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    Ramie is a medium-toned neutral paint color that would be gorgeous as the inspiration for a monochromatic color scheme. Use Ramie as your mid-point color, choosing lighter and darker colors to complete your scheme.

    Sherwin-Williams Ramie SW 6156 

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    Sherwin-Williams Ancient Marble SW 6162

    Sherwin-Williams Ancient Marble - 2016 Colors
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    Ancient Marble has a hint of green, without the blue undertone of sage green. This is a relaxing and easy to use neutral if you're ready to move past beige. 

    Sherwin-Williams Ancient Marble SW 6162

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    Sherwin-Williams Urbane Bronze SW 7048

    Sherwin-Williams Urbane Bronze - 2016 Color
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    Urbane Bronze is a stylish alternative to charcoal gray or dark brown. If you're looking for a complex color as a balance for your neutral color scheme, Urbane Bronze is worth a look. 

    Sherwin-Williams Urbane Bronze SW 7048

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    Sherwin-Williams Gray Area SW 7052

    Sherwin-Williams Gray Area - 2016 Colors
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    Gray Area is a delightful greige color. Some beige neutrals can be too warm for a room, so the hint of gray undertone in greige cools things down.  

    Sherwin-Williams Gray Area SW 7052

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    Sherwin-Williams Unfussy Beige SW 6043

    Sherwin-Williams Unfussy Beige - 2016 Color
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    Unfussy Beige can be easily considered as a taupe color. The nostalgic richness of Unfussy Beige is perfect if you love the luxurious taupe colors of the past. 

    Sherwin-Williams Unfussy Beige SW 6043 

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    Sherwin-Williams Alabaster SW 7008

    Sherwin-Williams Alabaster | 2016 Colors
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    Alabaster is a creamy off-white with presence. Bright white may be too much for a relaxing color palette. Try a full bodied off-white like Alabaster to achieve palette harmony.

    Sherwin-Williams Alabaster SW 7008

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    Sherwin-Williams Neutral Ground SW 7568

    Sherwin-Williams Neutral Ground - 2016 Color
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    True neutral colors are hard to find. Neutral Ground bridges the gap between a warm and cool beige, with style. 

    Sherwin-Williams Neutral Ground SW 7568 

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    Sherwin-Williams Useful Gray SW 7050

    Sherwin-Williams Useful Gray - 2016 Color
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    Useful Gray is a warm and sophisticated neutral color. If you love gray, but don't like the coolness of it, a gray with a hint of warmth could fit the bill. Pair Useful Gray with a creamy off white, and deep espresso brown, for a classic palette that suits a variety of decorating styles.

    Sherwin-Williams Useful Gray SW 7050

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    Sherwin-Williams Wool Skein SW 6148

    Sherwin-Williams Wool Skein - 2016 Color
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    Love gold but want something much more subtle? Wool Skein is a warm and golden neutral that gives the warmth of gold in a decorator friendly color. This cozy color looks amazing with travertine tile and dark wood flooring.

    Sherwin-Williams Wool Skein SW 6148

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    Sherwin-Williams Doeskin 6044

    Sherwin-Williams Doeskin - 2016 Colors
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    Doeskin is a soft brown that could also be considered as a rich taupe. This color has a complexity to its undertones, making it a good accent color to pale taupe or gray.

    Sherwin-Williams Doeskin SW 6044