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Winter Color Inspiration

Sherwin-Williams Paint Palette

Grays and cool whites continue to predominate in our palette for Winter 2018, but sparked with accents of deep, rich hues like gold, teal and darkest blue. Try using these confident, sophisticated colors leavened with lots of white or gray, as we did with our Lush Velvet Quilt in Golden Oaks mixed with a white jacquard duvet, gray channel-tufted headboard and barely-gray Reflection on walls. Craving a bolder pop of color? Try Real Red or Goldfinch as an accent color on the back of bookshelves, highlighting a front door, or in a smaller or lesser-used room like a foyer, powder room, dining room or library. Not dying to go that deep? We're loving Mellow Coral as a flattering, slightly peachier update of millennial pink.

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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