Posts tagged with "Sherwin-Williams"

Show your ‘true colors’: Personality test matches you with your perfect decorating palette

June 21, 2019

We’ve all taken a variety of online personality quizzes—tests that promised to help us choose a dream job; assigned us to a Hogwarts house, and even determined once and for all which character on the show, Friends, we are most like.

Now, there’s a test that we’re sure we all will pass with “flying colors.” Sherwin-Williams is giving the standard personality quiz a home decor spin with the launch of its new ColorSnap Color ID quiz, Real Simple magazine reports.

After taking the quiz this morning (spoiler alert: I got “The Naturalist”), I know that I “embrace the outdoors and want to help everything around [me] thrive. [I find myself] most at peace when surrounded by nature, walking along a rugged trail or just sitting in the sun.”

What’s more, “I let in the fresh air” with a color palette of Pearl gray, Dark night, Pale moss, Suitable brown, Intellectual gray, Lemon verbena, Pewter green, Verde marron, Chamois, Creamy, Shitake, Natural tan, and Waterloo paints.

Instead of a singular color, the results guide you toward a range of 16 coordinated options to help you explore fresh paint colors you’ve maybe never considered. The paint colors aren’t bound to a specific home decor style, so no matter if your style is more modern farmhouse or warm industrial, you’ll be able to incorporate your favorite paint colors from the palette into your space.

And I learned all of this after answering just a handful of questions about my favorite couch (out of three choices), coffee table, wall hanging, musical preferences, and favorite plants.

In total, there are eight distinct personality types and color palettes, including a Minimalist range that’s full of soothing grays; and a Creative palette that features bold colors for confident home decorators, such as a peacock blue.

Curious which Sherwin-Williams paint colors are the most popular? Just check out the Nurturer palette, which features some of the brand’s best-selling paint colors. If you’re on the hunt for a crowd-pleasing shade of blue or the ideal shade of off-white, you’ll find it here.

Research contact: @SherwinWilliams

What’s hot and what’s not in kitchens this year

June 5, 2018

Say goodbye to the stainless steel appliances and glass-door cabinetry. According to Elle Décor US, islands are still the go-to destination in most American hearths and homes—but five other trends deserve consideration, if you are renovating your kitchen for maximum charm, convenience, and return on investment.

  1. Expect to see cabinets in “moody, ocean-inspired hues. “Blues and greens emerged as ‘go-to’ color choices for cabinetry in 2017, Elle Décor notes. They are being mixed with other colors, complementing wood stains or even being used as the dominant color alone,” Stephanie Pierce, director of Design & Trends at MasterBrand Cabinets told the magazine.
  2. All-violet everything. Yes,violet. The color experts at Pantone have chosen Ultra Violet as the color of the year. As Shannon Zapala of glassware brand Goverre explains, “This dramatic color exudes a feeling of luxury and elegance.”
  3. Dark countertops. Dark, deep countertops are the order of the day Renee Hytry Derrington, global design lead at the Formica Group said in an interview with Elle Decor. “Homeowners were intrigued with slate tiles that came in black, dark green and multi-colored rust tones. We wanted to design a slate option for countertops that had the same natural cleft detail—but combined with the growing interest in dramatic black stones. Basalt Slate is the result, and one of our most popular designs this year.”
  4. Mix-and-Match Finishes: The days of monochromatic kitchens are far behind us, according to Sue Wadden, the director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams. “Using multiple colors in kitchens has become a popular trend this year. For example, painting base walls or cabinets in a dark charcoal tone and upper cabinets and walls in creamy off-white tones is something we’re seeing more and more of.”
  5. High-Contrast Marble; Finally, interior designer Donna Mondi told Elle Décor that the latest “it” look is dramatic marble that makes a statement—noting, “”Marble countertops with high contrast bold veining are making quite a statement. It’s perfect for book-matching to create intense drama, or doing as a waterfall down the sides of the island. Either way this new trend is one to watch as I think it’ll be going strong for years to come.

Research contact: elledecorweb@hearst.com