As we’ve talked about here on the blog, major paint companies and color-thinkers choose the leading colors of the year, annually, that both summarize and lead worldwide trends. For 2018, most major companies chose bold, saturated colors that really had something to say. Similarly, Sherwin-Williams also chose a color with a true personality, designed to bridge the known and the unknown, the familiar and the strange, which is a common theme in the world this year. Oceanside is “infinite, irresistible and honest”
First of all, with a bold color like Oceanside, go ALL IN by really saturating your room and not shying away from really using this shade! Pair with an equally bold jewel color and perfectly matched brushed-gold hardware for a truly tropical space.
A special POP of color
Another great way to use this color is in a measured way. Oceanside makes a great pop of color that can really brighten your home. This example of an Oceanside-front door is a cheery way to start your day and to come home to a sense of energetic peace.
The Man Cave
Similar to the first photo, go for saturation in your man cave. Paired with dark fixtures and golden accents, Oceanside can take on a smoky, mysterious appeal perfect for the man cave you’ve always wanted. Want to know more about man caves (and the equivalent for women?) check out a link to our article here.
Oceanside is a perfect pairing with light-green lively plants like in this example. For that reason, try hanging plants against the background of Oceanside bring out the different shades that make up this 2018 Color of the Year that refuses simple color categorization of just “blue” or “green” but is rather a shifting, mysterious color.
If in doubt, wear it!
Can’t find quite the right way to bring Oceanside into your home? Rather than painting it, wear it! As Sherwin-Williams experts describe, they take the pulse of modernity to decide on the color of the year. The color pops up everywhere, including on the runway! These examples from fashion designers Marni, Ralph Lauren and Preen by Thorton Bregazzi are great ways to utilize this mysterious yet deeply cheery 2018 Color of the Year.