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 1700 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 hightlight 1 color from Sherwin-Williams that I personally love or stands out.
Recently, we have highlighted Creamy (warm creamy white), Mindful Gray (cooler greige), Perfect Greige (warm greige with slight mauve undertone) and Antique White (warm off-white with yellow-beige undertone).
Going forward you can find all of our Color Wheel Update posts here.
Featured Color: Pussywillow SW 7643
I have been highlighting a lot of grays, greiges and whites/off-whites in my Color Wheel Featured Color posts. I know I keep saying this, but it’s true: this is not on accident! These are the colors that I get the most questions on and the colors that are currently highly sought after for interior (and exterior) paint colors. My heart is to help empower you (my readers!) to understand color and to help you make the best choices for your homes. I feel that I can do this through writing posts that feature colors that give the tools and information needed to get started. Of course, if you are still stuck or need help, I am always here for questions and Color Consultations!
This week, I wanted to focus on Pussywillow SW 7643. I like Pussywillow because it is one of those grays that is still warm while having a cooler and slight blue undertone. I feel it is very similar and comparable to Mindful Gray, but is a smidge more saturated. If you missed my post on Mindful Gray, it’s not too late to read it!
Pussywillow works well in spaces that have warmer wood tones and/or warmer selections to both help compliment and tone down the warm. The picture below is a perfect example. The banister is a honey oak color and the furniture is a warmer dark brown tone, but what stood out to me most was the rug and artwork. There are rustic red tones coming through in the rug pattern and the artwork in the adjacent space. I like how Pussywillow helps tie together the warm and cool tones for a space that is well balanced and pleasing to the eye.
Okay, now that you have a basis for Pussywillow, check out my Pinterest gallery for some inspiration. See below and let me know which one you like the most. If you have your own pictures, send them to me and I will post them! Additionally, if Pussywillow does sound 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 and get started transforming your space!
Where to use Pussywillow
I showed a picture of Pussywillow with some warmer selections, but I especially love how fresh and airy it looks on interior walls paired with white trim and/or cabinets. If you have read my eBook or posts, you have probably figured out by now that I love the cooler colors and the brighter whites. It must be all of the beach trips I took as a child! Whatever the reason is, the bottom line is that I am drawn to the cooler schemes.
Pussywillow can get a bit darker on spaces that have less natural light, so be sure to test out a sample first to see how it looks in your lighting. The bathroom pictured below is in Pussywillow, but because there is less natural light, it gets more shadowed. However, it works well with the white tile below it to keep it from feeling too cave-like.
Not only does Pussywillow look amazing on interior walls, it is a beautiful soft gray to use on cabinets or on trim/doors. This french country kitchen is a perfect example. The walls are actually in Agreeable Gray and the island and interior doors are in Pussywillow. If you are looking for an accent color for you island or a warm gray with a slight coolness to it for your cabinetry, I highly recommend Pussywillow. I can’t get enough of how elegant it looks on trim work!
Pussywillow comes out looking just as good on exteriors as it does on interiors. It is the same feel: a warm gray with a touch of cool. Perfect with white trim and this aqua front door! Pussywillow would also work on trim paired with a brighter white main body color for a light farmhouse look.
If you are considering Pussywillow, the best way to find out if it is right for your space, is to grab a sample and test it out. I like to paint a large white cardboard so that you can walk around with it and see how it looks in different areas at different times of the day.
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 Pussywillow 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
Pussywillow had the spotlight, but I also wanted to highlight a color from the Color Wheel update, Koral Kicks SW 6610. Coral has been popping up in nursery and kid room design for awhile now. I don’t think it’s going away too soon! In fact, Coral Reef was the Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year a few years ago. Koral Kicks is a soft peachy/coral that works perfect as a main wall color in a nursery or as an accent in a kid’s playroom area.
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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