In the Mood with Quietude
This month’s featured color is Quietude, a favorite accent color, that has a nice blue-green undertone with a slight hint of gray in it to keep it from feeling too bright. Yes, blue again!!! Can’t stop. Won’t stop. Blue is taking color trends by storm and I’m totally fine with it!!
Technically, Quietude is found in the “green” section of the Sherwin-Williams deck. It’s a tricky color because it can look blue in some lighting and more green in other lighting. Quietude is a color chameleon of sorts and that is why I am taking some liberty and calling it a blue!
Even though we have completed the Color Wheel, that doesn’t mean I’m gonna stop highlighting colors! There are so many other colors that I haven’t written about that deserve some time in the spotlight. I hope to spotlight at least 1 Sherwin-Williams color each month. So reach out and let me know which color you want to see next! For now keep reading this post for my Quietude review!
If you would like to view my past posts on the Color Wheel Featured Colors and reviews you can go HERE. But also be sure to check out the Color Wheel complete with my hand-picked color schemes for the entire Sherwin-Williams color deck! There are over 1700 colors and each color has 4 schemes for you to explore using in your space.
Quietude SW 6212 Review
Quietude has been a favorite of mine since my in-laws kitchen reno about 7 years ago. As I sat down to help my MIL narrow down and finalize her selections (with my first baby girl in tow), she knew we wanted a pop of color on her kitchen island. Guess what we decided? You got it, Quietude!
Not only did we end up doing the island in Quietude, but we added a pop of color in the back of her open cabinet/shelf design. Blue is a favorite color of hers and on woodwork, Quietude turns more blue and so we were super happy with the result.
I love Quietude for an accent because it is right in the middle for color depth with an LRV of 48, which means that it reflects a good amount of light, but not as much as Rainwashed or Window Pane, shades that are lighter than Quietude on the paint swatch. I already mentioned that I like Quietude for accents (like islands), but I also love Quietude for entire rooms or spaces. Keep reading for my fav places to use Quietude!
For convenience here are my hand picked color schemes for Quietude. Be sure to visit the Quietude Color Scheme page and leave a question or a comment!
Now that you have a basis for Quietude and have seen my color schemes, 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!
Where to use Quietude SW 6212
Kitchen islands don’t get to have all of the fun with Quietude! Bedrooms, bathrooms and office spaces are perfect spaces to use this mood-inspiring “quiet” blue-green. Let’s check out the bedroom first…
Quietude in the Bedroom
I always love blue, but I especially love blue in the bedroom. I had a color very similar to Quietude in my bedroom at my last home and it was very dreamy. For real, I always felt like I was on vacation in the Carribeans with this shade. Take some cues from the bedroom pictured below and run, don’t walk to your closest SW store and get going painting your bedroom in Quietude!
This bedroom has a creamy-white headboard and soft bedding to keep the soothing vibe going strong. I love the pop of darker blue colors and gray in the canvas art above the bed. I am a huge fan of pairing whites with blue, so this room was right on target for me!
Quietude in the Office
Who wouldn’t want to feel more relaxed in a home office? This beach house has an amazing office in Quietude and I’m in love. I always work better when my mind is at ease and not anxious with all of the thoughts in my head. Quietude takes it down a notch. There is a reason it is called “Quiet” tude.
I like how the office pictured adds a sandy neutral color for the window shades and the rustic desk. The white trim and comfy office chair further complete the crisp and clean beach feel. You can recreate this beach office in any home in the country for a gorgeous and serene space to work.
Quietude for an Accent Wall
A few years ago, we set up shop in our garage to paint real schemes to make a video and post on. Quietude was one of our key accent colors for my Balanced Beige Review. One of my favorite things about Quietude is that it works so well with neutral colors. Balanced Beige has a taupe undertone, but other neutrals that are more beige (like Nomadic Desert) also work well with Quietude.
For my Balanced Beige Review, I used Quietude below the chair rail and paired the scheme with one of my brown bird-patterned armchairs. I actually bought this chair (along with its twin), at a resale shop and had them recovered. I loved how the blue, taupe and brown came together for a warm and cozy yet soothing feel. This is a great way to bring in a pop of color to your home if you have mostly neutrals going on!
Quietude on Exteriors
Quietude on exteriors makes my heart skip a beat. I am a beach girl so anything that reminds me of the beach makes me happy. Probably why I love soft blues so much… This house pictured below is actually in Colorado, but it could be anywhere!
Not only does Quietude work well for a main body color, but I love it as a front door color too. It is similar to Drizzle, a color that I featured on my Front Door Post, but a tiny bit softer. Either way you spin it, get some blue on your exterior asap!
Quietude is topping the Rugh Design fav blues chart, so jump on the wagon and test it out in your own home. If you are leaning towards Quietude, give it a try with the low-commitment of Rugh Design’s Peel & Stick Paint Samples. See below for more info!
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