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Sherwin-Williams 2018 Color of the Year: Oceanside

Sherwin-Williams just announced their 2018 Color of the Year. Drum roll, please... Oceanside SW 6496 is the "it" color for 2018. Sherwin-Williams Oceanside offers an intriguing mix of relaxation and excitement, in one color. Best described as a softened teal paint color, this laid back green-blue is more versatile than you might think at first look.

Paired with yellow or fresh green, you can liven up an office or living room. Oceanside paired with fresh colors gives a nod to the playful palettes of the 1970s, and is a great backdrop for vintage furniture and art. For a more formal color palette, add charcoal gray, white, and camel. This is a more tailored color palette that would be gorgeous in a living room, commercial space, or office. If you're choosing a metal finish with Sherwin-Williams Oceanside, brushed gold or dark bronze will look super stylish.

Sherwin-Williams chose Oceanside for their 2018 Color of the Year because of its transformational qualities. This color can effortlessly flow into any space depending entirely on how you see it. Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams said of Oceanside: “It is a tremendously versatile color, and harmonizes with other diverse color groups. Green-blues in deep values, such as Oceanside, respond to changes in light, which is a quality that creates intense dimension.”

If you aren't ready to dive into an entire room of this luscious green-blue color, Oceanside is a natural choice for an accent wall. Don't be afraid to use a deep color like this in a small space, either. With chunky white trim and molding and the right lighting, Sherwin-Williams Oceanside can create a moody dining room or dramatic foyer space. One of my favorite color accent tricks is to use a rich color like this on the ceiling only of a foyer. The ceiling accent color highlights your light fixture, and lets you bring color into the space without overwhelming it.

I absolutely love Sherwin-Williams Oceanside and am so happy to see such a soothing and livable color for 2018.


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