The Rugh Design Color Wheel
To recap, we have been working on adding ALL of the Sherwin-Williams paint colors to the Rugh Design Color Wheel. We plan to have all Sherwin-Williams colors up by the end of 2018 and each week we will release 25 new colors with my hand picked color schemes. In addition to the new 25 colors a week I will highlight one color from Sherwin-Williams that I personally love or stands out.
Going forward you can find all of our Color Wheel Update posts here.
Featured Color: Snowbound
As you may have noticed, I have been highlighting a lot of grays/greiges and whites/off-whites. This is not on accident! These are the colors that are being used a lot lately so I wanted to write about them and show some inspirational pictures for a visual in order for you to implement the colors in your own home!
This week, I am featuring Snowbound SW 7004. You may have heard of this beautiful and crisp off-white via Pinterest or Houzz. Snowbound is an off-white that has a cooler undertone if you are comparing it to Alabaster. If you compare Snowbound and Alabaster to Extra White (SW true white), then Snowbound has more of a greige undertone and Alabaster has more of a beige undertone. You could split hairs and say that they both have a greige undertone, but the main thing to keep in mind is that Snowbound is a brighter white (due to the cooler undertone) and Alabaster is a creamier white (due to the warmer undertone). That is about all you need to know!
If Snowbound sounds intriguing and you want see what other colors and schemes could coordinate with it then check out the color schemes I believe will coordinate nicely with it.
I scoured the net and put together a Pinterest gallery of Snowbound. See it below and let me know which you like the most. If you have your own pictures send them to me and I will post them!
Where to use Snowbound
Even though Snowbound is a brighter white, if you are looking for a crisp and clean slate to work off of in your interior, Snowbound might be the one! It creates the perfect canvas to add texture, color and pattern for your interior accessories and selections or as a base for a monochromatic scheme. Snowbound is also a great white to paint shiplap!
Snowbound is an ideal white for a classic and timeless look as shown in the inspiration picture below with black and white marble floors. Now that black is in for the newest color trend, Snowbound could be the next SW Color of the Year! It stands out in stark contrast (in a really positive way) with black trim and furniture to inspire a sophisticated interior look that will never go out of style.
Not only can Snowbound work as a main wall color, I actually most often see it as a trim or cabinet color. In order to help you with your decision on a white to use for trim and/or cabinets, you can use this guideline: if your color palette is leaning towards cooler grays (or even cool greiges) and your other selections (tile, etc.) are brighter whites, consider going with Snowbound for trim and cabinets. If your palette is leaning towards the warmer neutrals with warm greiges (or taupes) and your selections are creamier, then consider going with Alabaster. There are always exceptions, but this will help be a guide as you are narrowing down your off-white choice. Check back at my Alabaster post if you need more visuals!
If you are searching for a bright white for your exteriors, Snowbound is a great choice! As I’ve mentioned before, colors look brighter on exteriors since they are in natural lighting. It looks beautiful as the main body color with darker trim or as a trim color with a contrasting color on the main body. I would recommend this color in a heartbeat to a client who was looking for a bright white to paint exterior brick or as a white to paint plank siding to achieve the ever-popular farmhouse look.
If you are considering Snowbound, the best way to find out if it is right for your space, is to grab a sample and test it out. If you are still having trouble deciding, contact me for a Color Consult to nail down the best color for your interior or exterior. I have a passion for color and love being able to help clients find the right color to make their home beautiful!
Leave me a comment if you have Snowbound in your home or would like to try it. I would love to hear from you! Also, stay tuned for the next featured color from the Color Wheel…
The Best of the Rest
Snowbound had the spotlight, but I also wanted to highlight a color from the Color Wheel update, Goldenrod SW 6677. This super bright and happy color is perfect in rooms that need a sunny touch. I also love the front door in this saturated yellow with the gray exterior. It’s a perfect pair!
Check out the colors we updated on the Color Wheel this week below. Click on the swatch to see my color scheme picks!
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