Throw down those swatches people. That includes you, Mom. Sherwin-Williams has decided for us what the 2018 color of the year is and it’s teal. Wait… My bad… It’s Oceanside.
Here’s how Sherwin-Williams describes Oceanside (SW 6496) or teal. “People today have a growing sense of adventure, and it is making its way into even the coziest corners of our homes,” says Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams. “We are craving things that remind us of bright folklore, like mermaids and expeditions across continents. Oceanside is the color of wanderlust right in our own homes.”
Ok, I’m all for a nice paint scheme, but at the end of the day, laying painter’s tape, moving furniture, and then painting all the walls gets old in a hurry. Ask anyone who has painted a few rooms in a day if they feel a sense of wanderlust. Nah, it’s more ‘we are hiring professionals next time.’
Wadden kept going in touting Oceanside as the color of 2018. “Green-blues in deep values, such as Oceanside, respond to changes in light, which is a quality that creates intense dimension. It is a tremendously versatile color, and harmonizes with other diverse color groups.”