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!
This month’s featured color is Smoky Blue, a gorgeous medium-dark toned blue that has a slight gray undertone to keep it from feeling too bright. Look no further for the perfect accent wall color or deeper shade for your unique spaces. Smoky Blue is one of those colors that wasn’t on my radar, until it jumped out at me one day. I was looking for an accent wall for a client and it was the perfect shade of blue to coordinate with her color scheme. It was then that I realized how great this medium-dark “smoky” blue really was.
This month, I’m focusing in on a soothing, beachy blue: Tradewind. I’ve actually specified this color several times because I love a serene look in master bedrooms and bathrooms. This color fits the bill perfectly in these spaces. If you love blue or if you are looking for that ideal spa retreat feel in your home, Tradewind just might be the one you have been looking for! I categorize Tradewind as a light blue with some slight gray undertones with the very tiniest hint of green. If you look at the darkest color on the paint swatch (Still Water)…
My last Featured Color was the bold and beautiful Cavern Clay (baked clay/rust color). This month, I’m going back to one of my “old faithful” neutrals: Agreeable Gray. Now it’s even more personal to me than ever before! We moved over Christmas and my new home has Agreeable Gray as the main wall and ceiling color. Honestly, as much as I love Agreeable Gray, I was hesitant at first…I loved our last home’s color, Lattice, so much and I was afraid that I would really miss the blue undertone. But, now that I’ve been living with Agreeable Gray for 6 months, I really love the softness and warmth of this gray/greige!
I am super excited about this month’s Color Review! Every year, each paint company comes out with a “Color of the Year.” Sherwin-Williams’ COTY for 2019 was Cavern Clay, a rusty clay color that I happen to really love. Especially paired with my fav color, blue! So, this month I am focusing in on this vibrant, earthy color to give you some tips on where to use this color on your exterior and interior. Cavern Clay has an orange-brown undertone that is best described as a baked clay/rust color. I like that it is a bold color without being super bright. Not only is Cavern Clay a perfect accent wall for any room in your house, but it also works as a front door color or even as the color inspiration for more decorative items (pillows, artwork, etc.).