color forecasts for the upcoming year. Opposites attract us like never before, exerting a magnetic pull on the spectrum. Sherwin-Williams Colormix™ 2013 puts today’s color mood under the microscope to reveal its dueling influences.
Midnight Mystery: These colors are masculine and moody with Victorian and futuristic influences. This trend is reminiscent of visible mechanicals, theatrical effects and menswear-inspired fabrics that reflect Sherlock Holmes and the Prohibition era of speakeasies and secret doors.
Honed Vitality: Time and nature work to create a soft natural beauty that is both restful and comforting. Inspired by the layered hues of mineral deposits, sea-buffed stones and the weathered shutters of farmhouses. The colors are chalky and earthy, the materials raw and organic, the finishes matte. It is a blend of artisan craft, handmade quality and homespun aesthetic.
Vintage Moxie: Mid-century with a new, modern edge, this retro color scheme is reminiscent of pearls, florals and feminine silhouettes tempered by fun and funky patterns that are full of attitude. The pastels are bolder set off by crisp neutrals. The look is ladylike, but much more free-spirited than in your mother’s day.
High Voltage: Electronics, alternative rock and digital technology-plug those three things into one socket and you get a blast of high-voltage vibrant colors. Instead of shying away from these neon colors, we are using them everywhere. Black, white, gray and clear work as palette purifiers to these lively hues.