2018 COLOR of the YEAR


Oceanside SW 6496

(Sherwin-Williams see color and description below)

Wow!  If I could only decorate around this paint palette…I am really liking the warmth of this blue color.  It’s not too bright and has just enough warmth without being in the cool greys or robust browns.

But, for some reason I still go for the warm, brown tones.   I have cardamom as an accent color in various archways and alcoves, chocolate on an accent wall and mesa taupe for the main color throughout my home.  I have always just been drawn to this color scheme no matter what the house or where I live.  I thought about the grey tones several times, but just have a tough time bringing these colors all the way through my home.  So, I decided to add a soft blue and grey to my bathroom as a first step. That has proven to be very cool and much to my surprise, soothing.  So maybe, just maybe my next step then might be to add some pillows that follow the Oceanside SW 6496 to my sitting room, where I currently have a softer color scheme with some dark wood.  Not only do I want this to look great, but to feel inviting as well, so Fingers Crossed!  Only time will tell if I change my colors all together, but if that past predicts the future…I see more warm.

A collision of rich blue with jewel-toned green, a color that is both accessible and elusive, Oceanside SW 6496, is our 2018 Color of the Year. A complex, deep color that offers a sense of the familiar with a hint of the unknown, Oceanside, bridges together a harmonious balance of blues and greens that can be found in what’s old and new.

The color blue evokes a multitude of moods and associations depending on hue, shade and application. Despite this variety, blues are universally perceived as intelligent, honest and interesting—making blue the most beloved color worldwide.

Oceanside’s multi-dimensional, marine-inspired look can create a welcoming statement as a lively color for a front door. Its green-meets-blue tone can also boost creative thinking and clarity of thought in a home office, or invite meditation and introspection into a bedroom or reading nook.

Oceanside is universal when it comes to design style from mid-century modern to Mediterranean-inspired, traditional to contemporary. (Sherwin-Williams Paint)