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Natural Color Inspiration: See Sherwin-Williams Pura Vida Palette
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.”Continue to 2 of 13 below.
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Pura Vida: Savor the Moment
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.”Continue to 3 of 13 below.
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Pura Vida: Time to Unplug
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.Continue to 4 of 13 below.
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Sherwin-Williams Ramie SW 6156
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.
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Sherwin-Williams Ancient Marble SW 6162
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.
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Sherwin-Williams Urbane Bronze SW 7048
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.
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Sherwin-Williams Gray Area SW 7052
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.
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Sherwin-Williams Unfussy Beige SW 6043
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.
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Sherwin-Williams Alabaster SW 7008
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.
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Sherwin-Williams Neutral Ground SW 7568
True neutral colors are hard to find. Neutral Ground bridges the gap between a warm and cool beige, with style.
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Sherwin-Williams Useful Gray SW 7050
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.
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Sherwin-Williams Wool Skein SW 6148
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.
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Sherwin-Williams Doeskin 6044
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