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. Our plan was to have all 1,700 colors up by the end of 2018, and this post marks the end of that journey. We have finished the Color Wheel!! To be exact there are 1,731 Sherwin-Williams colors on the Color Wheel with my hand picked color schemes for each one. It has been a long journey and I hope you enjoy and find the Color Wheel useful as you pick color for your space.
Recently, we have highlighted Rainwashed (soft blue-green), Eider White (cool white), Silver Strand (soft blue-green with hint of gray), Black Fox (dark charcoal gray) and Naval (dark navy blue).
You can find all of our Color Wheel Update posts here.
Featured Color: Worldly Gray SW 7043
I wanted to highlight a color this week that I love but have admittedly not used a ton: Worldly Gray. I honestly think it’s because a vast majority of my clients are still transitioning from their Tuscan look, but can’t really go fully gray. Worldly Gray is a true gray that is less warm than colors like Agreeable Gray and Balanced Beige. However, the best part of Worldly Gray is that it doesn’t feel too cold! It has enough warmth to avoid the concrete feeling and also doesn’t have any undertones of blue.
I even recently specified this gorgeous gray for a client who is working on a new build, so I’m excited to show some beautiful interiors using Worldly Gray!
Okay, now that you have a basis for Worldly Gray, 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! Also, check the Worldly Gray color scheme page for my hand picked color schemes!
Where to use Worldly Gray SW 7043
I love the thought of using Worldly Gray in a bathroom. In the inspiration picture below, the dark tile floors and white tub are a perfect contrast against the gray walls, along with the accent tile in the shower. The chrome hardware on the tub and shower are an ideal way to bounce light around and keep with a modern styling, which Worldly Gray lends itself to.
White cabinets and Worldly Gray go together like peanut butter and jelly, so I was thrilled to find this inspiration picture. This laundry room looks so clean and fresh with the dark gray tile floors, bright white cabinets and gray walls. One of my favorite things about Worldly Gray is that it is light enough to go in smaller spaces, like bathrooms and laundry rooms!
Worldly Gray is an ideal choice for an all-over neutral color for a home if you are leaning away from the warmer greiges and want more of a true gray. I like that Worldly Gray doesn’t have any strange undertones, it just looks gray, but on the warmer side of gray, which is SO nice! The entry in this inspiration picture is a great example of Worldly Gray as a main wall color in a home.
Since colors lighten up quite a bit on exteriors, Worldly Gray looks almost like a white with a gray undertone. Which would be a perfect trim color or main body color if you are going for a softer look. I found an inspiration picture in Amazing Gray (one shade up from Worldly Gray) for a visual on how it looks on an exterior.
If you are considering Worldly Gray, the best way to find out if it is right for your space, is to grab a Peel & Stick Paint Sample and test it out. Our paint samples are handed painted with 2 coats of the real Sherwin-Williams color and are perfect for sampling color before you take the dive into gallons of paint. Our Peel and Stick Paint Samples make it easy to have confidence in your paint color choice and will save you time, effort and money while testing colors in your space. Get started now with Worldly Gray!
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 Worldly Gray in your home or would like to try it. I would love to hear from you! Also, stay tuned the Color Wheel is done and therefore so is this series of weekly updates but we will have plenty more to come!
The Best of the Rest
Worldly Gray had the spotlight, but I also wanted to highlight a color from the Color Wheel update, Secret Garden. I’m a huge fan of green and this lovely dark green caught my eye on these butler’s pantry cabinets. I love how unique the dark green is paired with a bright white countertop and brass hardware. And the hammered brass sink…SO pretty. Gorgeous combo!!
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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Tam Jewell says
I love your knowledge of colors!
I love south of Seattle. Do you do consulting in this area? What is your rate?
Laura Rugh says
Thank you! I offer Color Consultations remotely by viewing pictures and the option to FaceTime. Here is the link to sign up for a Color Consultation for easy access:
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Thanks so much for reaching out and I look forward to hopefully having the opportunity to work with you!
I am interested in hiring you for new build edesign, but have some questions I would like answered. I do not see a way to contact you other than leaving this comment. Thank you
Laura Rugh says
I would love to help! Here is the link for a New Build:
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Thanks so much!
We have worldly gray throughout our new home, and while I do love it,I have found it difficult to decorate around.