Sherwin-Williams 2015 Colormix Color Forecast

Chrysalis - color forecast 2015 | KitchAnn Style

The Sherwin-Williams Colormix 2015 collection tells optimistic color stories that reflect a brightened outlook and adventurous spirit for the year ahead.

Sherwin-Williams color experts researched trends in art, fashion, science and pop culture to determine which 40 colors that make up the color forecast. The colors are grouped into four palettes: Chrysalis, Voyage, Buoyant and Unrestrained.

“We’re seeing a more cheerful approach to design and have forecasted colors that will provide a range of inspiration for designers to create fresh, joyful interiors.”  – Jackie Jordan, director of color marketing, Sherwin-Williams.


The colors in this palette evoke a calm oasis or a place to pause and find balance. With colors ranging from off-black to chalky neutrals and dusty blues, influence by the earth’s natural striations is easy to spot.

Chrysalis - color forecast 2015 | KitchAnn Style


The far-fetched, sci-fi dreams of past decades –like space tourism and undersea resorts –inspired this palette to look to such outer limits. It features hues that represent the color spectrum imagined while emerging from the water into the atmosphere, such as undersea teal, bright green kelp, light watery blue and deep space purple.

Voyage - color forecast 2015 | KitchAnn Style


Reminiscent of vintage floral patterns, this palette features light and deep greens, violets and a pop of coral. It was inspired by signs of growth and expansion post-recession and the natural healing of botanicals.

Buoyant - color forecast 2015 | KitchAnn Style


Inspired by a celebration of a carefree spirit, wanderlust and pulsing color, this palette features bold, ethnic-inspired colors and designs to the bohemian lifestyle. Created so each color can be used on its own for a pop of color or combined to create a vibrant, energetic space, it has saturated primary colors, like sunny yellow, lively turquoise and bright blue, as well as black and white.

Unrestrained - color forecast 2015 | KitchAnn Style

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Chip It!

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Sherwin-Williams has announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind web-based tool that allows consumers to select any online image and instantly identify the Sherwin-Williams paint colors that correspond to the colors contained within the picture.

Now when you see a color while surfing the Internet on sites such as Houzz or Pinterest, there is a tool that will make paint selection easier.

Once you’ve created a profile at, you will need to add the “CHIP IT!” bookmarklet to your Internet browser toolbar. This bookmarklet will allow you to identify up to ten Sherwin-Williams paint colors represented in online photos simply by scrolling over the image.

Don’t click the image because it will open any hyperlinks that may be associated with it. When your mouse hovers over the photo, small color swatches will appear and a blue “CHIP IT”  button. Clicking that button will create the paint palette sample for you.

Here are a few examples I tried from a few photos I had bookmarked.

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If you don’t want to use your Facebook profile to sign in, you can paste a URL address for the image into the site to create your palette. If you are unsure of the image url, right-click it with your mouse and select “copy image url.”

Sherwin-Williams 2012 Color of the Year

I’m continuing my coverage of 2012 Color Trends with Sherwin-Williams’ pick. They have selected a lush green called Argyle (SW 6747).

“Argyle is the perfect blend of blue and yellow, and is the color of commerce and the anticipation of greener pastures ahead.”

Sherwin-Williams predicts that greens next year will be less yellow and paired with “rustic tones and organic elements like algae, moss and seaweed.”

Their full forecast for 2012 highlights 40 hues, in four earth-inspired, color-family groups: reds, blues, greens and neutrals. It’s a very pretty palette and worth checking out.