Sherwin Williams: Color Forecast for 2009

Sherwin Williams: Color Forecast for 2009

Janel Laban
Jun 11, 2008

What will be the popular color choices for 2009? Sherwin Williams says "a global team of experts has spent months analyzing color influences, from consumer electronics to international street style, to identify the hues that will define architecture and design in the year ahead" and this is what they came up with...jump below for the colors:

A range of more complex, toned down shades than in recent years, separated into four areas:

Blue/Violet: clockwise from upper left - Dignity Blue, Celestial, Quench Blue, Plummy
Red/Orange: clockwise from upper left - Zany Pink, Enticing Red, Ruby Shade, Insightful Rose
Yellow/Green: clockwise from upper left - Daffodil, Eye Catching, Gambol Gold, Grandiose
Neutrals: clockwise from upper left: Gauntlet Gray, Zircon, Wool Skein, Keystone Gray

Starting with Sherwin Williams press release from NeoCon yesterday, we edited down their (slightly) larger list to the colors shown here - the ones we thought were the most interesting. We have to say we like them overall - the clear, intense, but not screamingly bright hues appeal to us and we can imagine them working for interiors. What do you think of the color direction? Any favorites from the swatches?

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