Sherwin-Williams announced its annual Colormix Forecast for 2021, a collection of 40 hues across four palettes that celebrate the Rhythm of Color – the balance between fast and sl, quiet and expressive, and virtual and physical. The forecast is designed to bring the pulse of color to any space: Sanctuary, Encounter, Continuum and Tapestry.
“We started telling a story last year about using color to help us feel grounded as we were headed into a new decade. Now we are continuing that inward journey by exploring the past, examining the present and looking at what this all means for our future,” — Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams
Colormix Forecast 2021 Collections
- Sanctuary: Rooted in the idea of nature, Sanctuary focuses on the connection that the natural world has to nurturing wellness and calm. This palette is influenced by biophilia, nesting and Scandinavian design.
- Encounter: Defined by heirlooms and the stories behind them, the Encounter palette is complete with special meaning and rich texture. Hyperlocal connection and storytelling, a modern bohemian aesthetic and natural materials complement the earthy tones. These colors take visual cues from the past’s humble beginnings, speak to the present and guide the path forward.
- Continuum: The Continuum palette tells the story of smart living and how technology ties into how people live and the desire for it to blend seamlessly into the whites, charcoals and pops of color in everyday environments. The palette takes its cues from the hybrid of synthetic and natural, sea and space, and sculptural modernism and minimalism.
- Tapestry: Creative expression is a top influence on the Tapestry palette. The happy and modern hues are meant to signal joy and layer together to tell a story through texture and pattern. Additional influences, such as security, reinvented classics and sensory exploration, can be found in standout, vibrant colors.
Whether you are looking for optimism or sanctuary, this collection of 40 colors has something for everyone. I like the 2020 palette but I think the 2018 Colormix Forecast was one of their best.