I hope you guys had a fantastic weekend!
A couple of years ago, I started a tradition where I highlight my favorite colors from the color forecasts from the various paint companies for the next year. More than any other design/color forecast that comes out, I look forward to the paint color predictions from paint companies themselves because they are by far the most accurate indicators of paint color trends. Several paint companies have recently released their forecasts for 2015 and today I thought I would share a few of my favorites.
**By the way, every room featured in this post is one of the paint colors in the 2015 paint forecast. The names of the paint color are directly below each image for you.
Roycroft Mist Gray Sherwin Williams
Cyberspace Sherwin Williams
Paint companies predominately base their forecasts on their current bestselling paint colors and what the consumers are actually buying and painting on their walls. The best part of this is that paint companies have programs to track even the slightest changes in tones as we buy paint color and move from one color to another.
The combined mix of all this information enables paint companies to pinpoint with near perfect precision where we are heading in paint color. I love this information because it’s “real time” and what’s happening today since it’s based on current consumer paint trends. I don’t make color decisions based on trends but I do like to know where we are heading and use these colors as a starting point.
Mantle painted in Black Fox Sherwin Williams
Benjamin Moore does not have their 2015 color forecast out yet but Sherwin Williams, Dunn Edwards and few others have come out with theirs. The common thread found in all of them is change. All the paint companies are forecasting that we are finally starting to move from our safe calm neutrals cautiously into muted color. These are subtle changes but I have been seeing that subtle shift into more muted wall color lately as well.
Today, I wanted to focus on the Sherwin Williams 2015 forecast because they pulled together some gorgeous (and realistic) colors to represent where they think we are heading in consumer paint color trends in 2015. The Sherwin Williams forecast has always been my favorite because it’s more realistic/real time to me.
Watery Sherwin Williams
Sherwin Williams full 2015 color forecast can be found here but just to give you an idea, each year, Sherwin Williams breaks their forecast down into four groups. This year, the four groups/categories Chrysalis, Voyage, Buoyant and Unrestrained. These groupings/collections are broken down by neutral/softer palettes, medium bolder palettes, future color trends beyond a year and a collection of forecasted highly pigmented colors.
My favorite is Chrysalis, which I think is a realistic collection of wall colors that are still neutral but with a little more depth than we have seen in the neutrals. I also love the Buoyant collection because I think these are realistic colors for furniture and accent walls. Here are my two favorite collections;
Buoyant (a little more color but still somewhat muted)
The other two collections (Unrestrained and Voyage) are beautiful but they are much bolder color. So if you’re looking for brighter and bolder, you’ll want to check out the rest of the collections here.
Moody Blue Sherwin Williams
I did go through all four collections from Sherwin Williams’ 2015 forecast and pulled my favorites together in this palette:
I picked out the colors that I felt that work well and that I was familiar with. All of these colors are great wall or accent colors (Black Fox is an awesome trim/interior door color!).
So I have to know, do you have a favorite out of all of these colors? I am so drawn to Riverway. I would love to use Riverway on an accent wall somewhere. I also like Crystal Clear as well.
If you want to see more rooms with exact paint colors, you can check out my Pinterest Board “Pick a Paint Color”here, where I have more than 300 rooms with specific paint colors pinned. Over the next few weeks, I will be pinning colors/spaces from the 2015 color forecasts as more forecasts come out.
Thanks for hanging out with me today and if you want to see my post for 2014 color forecast post, you can find it here.