I’m a play-it-by-ear kinda girl, and if you ask me what I’m doing next week, I’ll quickly tell you I have no idea. But, if you happened to ask me what color I want to paint my apartment in 2019? I’d easily respond with SW 6827Elation by Sherwin-Williams, a pale lilac that’s straight-up soothing to look at. The paint brand highlighted 42 colors, spanning six palettes, for their Colormix Color Forecast, and — consider this fair warning — you’re going to want to repaint your entire house.
“Our intent was to ask ourselves, ‘If this palette were a person, what kind of person might they be?'” said Sue Wadden, the company’s director of color marketing, adding that with this forecast, they hope to be “personal and aspiring, yet attainable — how all design should be.” Behold, the colors you’re going to be obsessed with next year, based on what you’re into:
1. For the pastel-loving person:
This is Shapeshifter, a palette that features muted pastels with deep blues. According to a statement from Sherwin-Williams, the inspiration behind these colors are spiritualism and healing energy. I think that Elation could be my new obsession. Like, more so than how much I loved millennial pink. Actually, I think I just need to paint my entire apartment in this palette.
2. For the free-spirit who wants to travel the world:
“Sun-washed and warm, this palette can be seen in the baked clay canyons, worn leather and woven wool blankets,” writes Sherwin-Williams in a blog post. The Wanderer palette has subtle earthy colors with a pop of deep blue.
3. For the traditional person who rather chill with a book than Netflix:
“With copper and gold anchored by merlot and deep, dark gray, these tailored tones make everything impeccable, tasteful, and elegant,” says Sherwin-Williams of the Aficionado palette. Personally, this makes me want to drink wine and cozy up with a good read.
4. For the person who thinks there should always be a pop of color:
So. Many. Colors. With bold, vivid pops, the Enthusiast palette is made for someone who’s passionate and energetic. Sherwin-Williams describes it as being made for someone who likes to “embrace the details and create scene-stealing words that burst with beauty.” Mission accomplished.
5. For the in-between person, who wants neutrals but isn’t afraid of some color:
The Naturalist palette ranges from mushroom to leafy green to a bright floral pink, and it is everything. “With roots in the forest, this palette’s colorful tendrils grew in hothouses and conservatives until they became these lush, sophisticated tones.” This palette is like the all-natural makeup look with a hot pink lip.
6. For the person who likes to mix the old in with the new:
Sherwin-Williams says this Raconteur palette takes everything from the ancient ages and translates it into a rich and modern palette. That dusty pink Orchid color though 👀😍.
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