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Holiday Color Inspiration

Our Paint Palette with Sherwin-Williams

Looking to inject a little drama into a room? One of the easiest ways is go deep. Dark, saturated shades like the charcoal gray Cyberspace in this bedroom create a bold backdrop, making furnishings pop. Suddenly woods look richer, whites look crisper and art has gallery-like impact. But you don't have to go all-in to the deep end: Try a single accent wall instead of a whole room. Look towards the bottom of the paint strip for deep hues like Connor's Lakefront blue, Labradorite or Trinket gold. Dark shades not your thing? Try more muted colors that will still bring warmth and richness to your rooms, like soft Banana Cream, misty Alpaca or serene Halcyon Green.

Tips for choosing colors like a pro:

  • Use different shades of the same color to create depth. Instead of standard white, try painting trim a deeper shade of the wall color, or use the same hue in a high-gloss finish.
  • Try a satin finish on walls instead of the typical flat finish paint. It gives darker or richer colors more depth, looks more polished, and— bonus points—is easier to clean.
  • In a small, dark room, don't assume you have to go with white or light colors. A darker hue can actually visually enlarge the space because it makes corners disappear and furnishings pop.

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