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Jul 24, 2015

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2016 Color Forecast

Sherwin Williams’ color palette forecast for 2016 promises to transcend decorative boundaries and inspire innovative design.

Sherwin-Williams describes its 2016 colormix as a “passionate pursuit of a shared color consciousness” with four outstanding color palettes that are sure to spur creativity, wisdom and revival in the year ahead.

Here come your new hues: Pura Vida, Mas Amor Por Favor, Nouveau Narrative and Trajectory

Pura Vida

For this serene color palette, unplug and be well. Think nomadic sand baths and holistic massage rooms. “Savor the moment” and embrace mindfulness and a healthy holistic lifestyle with this color palette:

Sherwin-Williams Pura Vida Collection

Tech Lighting Featured: Tech Lighting Larkspur Energy Smart Mini Pendant

Mas Amor Por Favor

This color palette exudes intimacy.  Think garden parties, vintage florals, multigenerational family living.  Feast your eyes on a mingling of calming color and crisp rich hues that connect individuals of various generations:

Sherwin-Williams Mas Amor Por Favor Collection

Urban French Decor - Schonbek Featured: Schonbek Arlington Chandelier

Nouveau Narrative

The colors pulled together for this palette exemplify durability and industrial strength. Think authentic 20th-century machinery, deep-rooted in history and a strong work ethic.  Find inspiration of the past to power up your visions of the future with this rugged and robust color palette:

Sherwin-Williams Nouveau Narrative Collection

Uttermost Collection - 12847 B Featured: Uttermost Tropea Rounds Oval Wall Mirror and Uttermost Willa Arm Chair


Crossing boundaries with the synergy of art, science and commerce this color palette blurs those lines. Rich gloss finishes and a robust variety of colors activate the mind and energize the spirit.  Think endless possibilities, cool and serious, and let your imagination soar with this color palette:

Sherwin-Williams Nouveau Trajectory Collection

MARQUISE Featured: Murray Feiss Marquise Chandelier 

Which 2016 color palette fuels your passion?

Try the colorsnap® app and find your hue.

– Joan Silver