Now that black is well established as the trendy neutral of the moment, the go-to finish many of us make when faced with a colour choice for our homes, it’s no wonder colour is back. Because if black, the absence of all colour and light itself, is the striking but easy route to “cool and new”, (and white is already conventional), inevitably, bold colour has emerged as the best alternative for those who want to make a statement.
Interestingly, where bold colour for interiors first appeared is in kitchens. With all white walls dominating in homes everywhere, cabinetry becomes the obvious place to add colour. Kitchens are getting ever more colourful. Blues, and especially greens are popular choices for the heart of the home. Love the way the subway tile was installed here (below):
STOFFER PHOTOGRAPHY FOR JEAN STOFFER DESIGN
Another, related way people are bringing colour back into their homes is by opting for a colour on the millwork, panelling and trim. This works best in heritage and traditional homes where moldings are interesting and substantial enough to pull this look off.
(Image credit: Ellie Arciaga Lillstrom) via Apartment Therapy
Complex creams (which are the palest of the beiges) are back in as warmer alternatives to white, used in a house filled with oak trim and woodwork is perfection. The only thing I would have done different here is painted the kitchen the same colour as the walls.
I’m creating a new Sherwin Williams collection!
Because colour is trending again, I have received many requests to create a colourful collection of my large colour samples in Sherwin Williams colours, similar to my VIP collection of colours and darks in Benjamin Moore. I’m currently working on curating 50 of the best and most current colours to release a new SW collection very soon!
If you’ve been using my large colour samples, you’ll know they are a total game changer when it comes to choosing the right neutrals AND colours.
The reason the large samples are indispensable is that the best and only way to get neutrals right is to compare effectively.
Because the minute you think you’ve chosen the right one, and you compare to a few others, well, you’ll suddenly see that perhaps the taupe was better than the green beige (below) or WAIT, is the darker green beige even better than the taupe?
Hmmm. . . which one is best?
Hard to say but you wouldn’t even be this far without bigger samples, because you, or your client, or your spouse, can’t see anything until you can compare.
I’d love to hear from you!
Currently, my BM VIP Collection includes a few more greiges and complex creams, which are still the most popular for walls, in addition to the best and most popular COLOURS like trending blues and greens, pretty yellows, pinks and earth tones as well as the dark and dramatic colours like charcoal, navy and bronze.
You can move it around to make sure it relates to everything.
You’ll want to be able to pull out large samples of some of the most current choices for accent colours and deep, dramatic darks too.
People are looking for either high contrast neutrals or bold trending colours for everything from cabinetry, trim, doors, whole rooms and exteriors, so you’ll want this collection in your kit.
Large colour samples simply equal confidence. They sell colour for you and make it so much easier to commit.
Since so many pro painters use Sherwin Williams, the request for a colour collection in SW is constant!
So I’m working on it and need your help! Before I finalize this collection, I’d love to know: what are YOUR favourite Sherwin Williams colours or neutrals?
Please post your recommendations in the comments! I’d love to hear from you! And very soon, I will have my new collection ready for purchase!