Four Color Palettes Are Result of Sherwin-Williams Colormix 2015 Predictions

by Kacey Larsen

CLEVELAND, Ohio—The Sherwin-Williams colormix 2015 collection indicates that the world of color is moving in vibrant directions. The collection tells optimistic color stories that are a reflection of brightened outlooks and adventurous spirit for the year ahead.

“We’re seeing a more cheerful approach to design and have forecasted colors that will provide a range of inspiration for designers to create fresh, joyful interiors,” says Jackie Jordan, director of color marketing, Sherwin-Williams.

Along with Sherwin-Williams color experts, Jordan researched trends in art, fashion, science and pop culture to determine the 40 colors that make up the forecast. Four color palettes were created: Chrysalis, Voyage, Buoyant and Unrestrained.

  • Chrysalis: The colors in this palette evoke a calm oasis or a place to pause and find balance. With colors ranging from off-black to chalky neutrals and dusty blues, influence by the earth’s natural striations is easy to spot.
  • Voyage: The far-fetched, sci-fi dreams of past decades –like space tourism and undersea resorts –inspired this palette to look to such outer limits. It features hues that represent the color spectrum imagined while emerging from the water into the atmosphere, such as undersea teal, bright green kelp, light watery blue and deep space purple.
  • Buoyant: Reminiscent of vintage floral patterns, this palette features light and deep greens, violets and a pop of coral. It was inspired by signs of growth and expansion post-recession and the natural healing of botanicals.
  • Unrestrained: Inspired by a celebration of a carefree spirit, wanderlust and pulsing color, this palette features bold, ethnic-inspired colors and designs to the bohemian lifestyle. Created so each color can be used on its own for a pop of color or combined to create a vibrant, energetic space, it has saturated primary colors, like sunny yellow, lively turquoise and bright blue, as well as black and white.

A full list of the colormix 2015 colors and more about Sherwin-Williams can be found here

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