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Popular Paint Color Ideas - 2011
Seasons change, the years pass and so do the popularity of certain colors. As decorators, designers, fashionistas and home do-it-yourselfers seek out new color ideas to express their sense of style certain colors seem to rise above others to establish color trends. Transformed color families are born and new popular paint colors are established for home and office painting projects. Black, white and gray will always find their appropriate place and the pure primary colors, red, blue and yellow will refresh, animate, cheer and brighten any painted surface. But start mixing, blending, shading and toning those colors and new worlds of color are created. These palettes contain paint of interior colors and exterior colors though occasionally you will see some colors marked “for interior use only”. Each hue can be lightened or darkened to achieve the perfect paint color for a living room, bedroom or bathroom. Before making your final choice of color and painting a room or space paint color swatches on poster or foamcore board to evaluate a larger sample of color.
This page continues the Sherwin-Williams® 2011 color collections for the home - “Gentle Medley”, an expansion of “The New Look of Neutrals” - “Purely Refined” and on the following page “Restless Nomad”. These color palettes contain soft, earthy, refined pastels and boldly vibrant paint colors. We hope you will find colors to fulfill your painting ideas. You will find paint colors for bedrooms, baths, offices, kitchens and living rooms. Each color is identified by name and/or number. If a particular dealer is not in your area, other dealers should have close matches in their fandeck or the ability to match the color. If you cannot find the brand of your favorite color in your area send us your color's brand, color name and number and we will cross reference it for you with other manufacturers to find its closest match.
From this group there will be some popular interior paint colors found to express a soft, muted quietness we seek after a stressful day. Escape the hectic world in a bathroom bathed in “Supreme Green”. These paint colors are comfortable. They are calm, peaceful and tranquil. Pleasantly free of the saturation of their more striking color cousins are colors to free us of the anxiety of life. They speak of confidence from innocence and surety gained by experience.
Like a finely dressed man or woman this timeless palette is marked by understated elegance and class. It broadens the choices from “The New Look of Neutrals” with the addition of four more impeccable paint colors. Each hue contains the subtle nuances desired when trying to find the appropriate exterior paint color to blend with the mottled colors of brick and roofing. It is usually the best paint colors that are hardest to describe since they are a mixture of basic colors that result in complex tones and shades.
Light French Gray
Queen Anne Lilac
Classic Light Buff
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