Lantana Living Magazine October 2021

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Ask The Expert: Home Decorating


COLOR forecast


by Allison Fifer, POSH Home Staging & Redesign

herwin Williams has pulled a collection of 40 current colors from which four distinct palettes were drawn, all designed to welcome four unique transitions.

There is so much more to color than we can see. It’s part of our identity. It moves us. It inspires us. It can energize or ground us. It has the power to change the very essence of all it touches. Color can set a mood, create a conversation, soothe us or even sedate us. Through color, we navigate the world. It speaks to us, and we can add our own personal touch to all that is around us. Each fall, the team at Sherwin Williams releases a Colormix Forecast for the coming year. This year, they have a collection of 40 current colors curated differently into four varying palettes. The acronym MODE defines each. M = Method, described as the natural order of things. Nature’s processes, the gentle act of becoming, showing themselves s in a collection of organic neutrals and tonal luxury. This palette is earthy and rich in warmth with sepia softness. Influences include art deco,

intention, modern organic, and postmodernism.

D = Dreamland, a world of wonders, softly awakening. Dreamland is enchanting, nurturing, hospitable, and healthcare

oriented. It gives the sense of safety and has a life-giving energy like the start of a

new season. You will find yourself adrift in a realm of pearlescent tones, new-growth greens, and lavish pinks. These colors

will inspire us to dream and flourish with

new ideas. Influences for dreamland are biomimicry (how nature works), renewal, eco-style and wellness of our emotional and physical well being.

The Colormix for Dreamland comprises

High Reflective White (SW 7757), Natural Linen (SW 9109), Rose Tan (SW 0069),

Rosemary (SW 6187), Felted Wool (SW

The Colormix for Method is Accessible Beige (SW 7036), Evergreen Fog (SW 9130), Urbane Bronze (SW 7048), Uber Umber (SW9107), Woven Wicker (SW 9104), Shoji White (SW 7042), Chartreuse (SW 0073), Bakelite Gold (SW 6368), and Beige (SW 2859).

9171), Cucuzza Verde (SW 9038), Lite

O = Opus, a masterpiece of your own making. Opus is darker, moodier, and leans toward the industrial. With these colors, movement is created. And according to Sherwin Williams, composing a unique masterwork of dynamic transitions and stirring rhythm. This palette hosts “dusky deep tones and unexpected accents” created to be the new classical approach. It will set drama and emotion to the art of good style and not fade into the background. Influences include modern maximalism, glam industrial, theater and moody eclectic.

come, we remember the anticipation

The Colormix for Opus is Cocoa Whip (SW 9084), Garrett Gray (SW 6075), Iron Ore (SW 7069), Aleutian (SW 6241), Coral Clay (SW 9005), Naval (SW 6244), Samovar Silver (SW 6233), Red Bay (SW 6321), and Blackberry (SW 7577).

(SW 6426), and Rejuvenate (SW 6620).

Lavender (SW 6554), Rose (SW 6290), and Dynamo (SW 6841).

E = Ephemera, a piece of your past and a

look into the future. Characterized by the fond memories of our past and bearing an unwavering optimism of what could we felt in these favorite tones. Pushing forward with burnt oranges, wood-rich

ebonies, and dark chocolate, we relish in

days gone by and gain a sense of comfort

in vintage items. Influences for this palette are nostalgia, retro futurism, meaning and memory, and optimism.

The Colormix for Ephemera is quite

familiar. It includes Alabaster (SW 7008),

Pink Shadow (SW 0070), Sierra Redwood (SW7598), Peace Yellow (SW 2857), Inky Blue (SW 9149), Cascades (SW 7623),

Moody Blue (SW 6221), Basque Green AND FINALLY, Sherwin Williams’ Color of the Year

for 2022 is Evergreen Fog (SW 9130). Welcome Back!