Soothing Shades for Your Home
With life more stressful than ever, we are all eager to fashion our homes as restful, relaxing sanctuaries. Thoughtful color selection is an effective way to achieve serenity. To find a shade that soothes, Sue Wadden, director of color marketing for Sherwin-Williams, recommends painting large swatches of your two or three favorite shades so you can observe how the colors shift as the natural light changes and how they look under artificial lighting. "Once you’ve spent time with each color, you’ll better understand what creates a calming mood in a room and be able to make your final choice," says Wadden. Click through for paint colors that radiate a sense of calm, helping you regroup, recharge, and face each day with renewed energy.
Light Gray: Seize The Gray by Clare
A light gray is the perfect base for a calm room. The subtle shade softens a room without making it too dim, and it can be decorated anyway you wish. Seize the Gray by Clare is a perfect choice for a calm gray; since it doesn't have undertones it is versatile for any style room and can adapt to different lighting.
Light Blue: Headspace by Clare
Taupe: Poised Taupe SW 6039 by Sherwin-Williams
Purple: Joyful Lilac SW 6972 by Sherwin-Williams
White: Pure White SW 7005 by Sherwin-Williams
Green Blue: Make Waves by Clare
Beige: Bona Fide Beige SW 6065 by Sherwin-Williams
Pink: Delightful SW 6289 by Sherwin-Williams
Yellow: Overjoy SW 6689 by Sherwin Williams
Greige: Chill by Clare
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