2018's Colour of the Year Is Not What You Expect

Gabrielle Savoie

Courtesy of Sherwin-Williams

We all get the desire to escape the world every once in a while (and these days perhaps more than usual). So it feels particularly timely that Sherwin-Williams announced its 2018 Colour of the Year today: Oceanside—a fusion of rich blue and jewel-tone green that feels both familiar and foreign, a colour that can make a room feel both cosy and nods to faraway destinations. “We have a growing sense of adventure, and it’s making its way into even the cosiest corners of our homes,” says Sue Wadden, director of colour marketing at Sherwin-Williams. “We are craving things that remind us of stories of bright folklore, like mermaids and expeditions across continents—essentially, the colour of wanderlust right in our own homes. Oceanside is an adventurous, versatile peacock blue.”

While it may seem a little bold at first, we promise the deep jewel tone isn’t as hard to work into your home as you’d think. Ahead, we’re highlighting eight rooms that prove the colour is much more versatile than first impressions may indicate. Whether you’re looking to paint all fours walls and the ceiling or simply experiment with a boookcase, door, or piece of furniture, we’re showing you how to incorporate the Sherwin-Williams 2018 Colour of the Year into your home—and pair it with virtually any hue, from ruby red to neon yellow. Grab your paintbrushes. Here are eight reasons to experiment with Sherwin-Williams’s Oceanside this year.

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