Exploration Inspires Color Collections for Every Market

Sherwin-Williams has announced 21 color collections designed to help professionals create beautiful spaces through color. Inspired by global trends in fashion, culture and interior design, the collections draw inspiration from the palettes in the 2020 Colormix Forecast and were specifically curated for the New Residential, Commercial, Hospitality, Healthcare, Education, Multifamily and Homeowners Associations markets.

The Bold Revival palette in the Commercial segment helps to create spaces in which employees and visitors can feel at home.
The Bold Revival palette in the Commercial segment helps to create spaces in which employees and visitors can feel at home. PHOTO: Andrea Schumacher Interiors

Each segment incorporates three palettes that will help designers and professionals create an inviting environment in the space around them.

New Residential

The colors among the three New Residential palettes are inspired by different regions across the country. From energetic tones to dark neutrals, such as SW 6244 Naval, the colors in these palettes will empower professionals and homeowners to incorporate different tones and colors into homes.

Accents meet tried and true for a hint of nostalgia in the Refreshing Recollect palette – a collection grounded in classic tones along with pops of color. The Nature’s Transformation palette inspires escape through earthy colors that evoke respite and confidence. The Relaxing Sanctuary palette brings balance into exterior and interior areas alike with chalky tones balanced by darker hues.


As the lines between residential and commercial blur, there is an increased desire to add elements of comfort and respite in the workplace and other spaces outside of where people live. The colors in the Commercial palettes help to create spaces in which employees and visitors can feel at home.

The pale pink and mint pastel tones in Soft Scandi, inspired by Nordic simplicity, create an inviting atmosphere. The Vibrant Splash palette delivers a bold collection of colors that exude energy and creativity with playful tones such as SW 6860 Eros Pink. Inspired by giving historic structures new life through sustainable initiatives, the Bold Revival palette is a collection jewel tones designed to revive styles of the past.


From outdoor environments to historical landmarks, the use of color in the Hospitality palette enhances spaces for guests from across countries and cultures. Whether with SW 9117 Urban Jungle or SW 6860 Eros Pink, these hues showcase the variety of trends in hospitality spaces. 

Natural landscaping can be achieved with tones from the Breezy Sunset palette, inspired by elements that help to bring the outdoors in. Invite tropical vibes with the colors in Pool Party, which add a feeling of warmth and happiness to any space. Classic design meets luxury and elegance though Reinvented Classics, a palette that brings a sense of past design styles into hotel lobbies or cafes by incorporating deep jewel tones to create impressive backdrops. 


Trading in neutrals for pops of color can transform a space for healing. The colors included in the three Healthcare palettes are both soothing and optimistic to make guests and patients feel at home and at ease so they can focus on their care no matter the journey ahead.

Bright tones come together in Bright Spirit, welcoming an aura that engages patients and their families throughout the healing journey. Shades of sun-washed hues and blues are incorporated in the Calm Comfort palette, achieving a homey feeling for patient rooms or nurse stations. The earthy tones in Rich Earth balance darker colors and neutral hues that can stand out on their own or complement the elements of any space, from a corridor to a private room.


Seeking to inspire and encourage students, the Education palettes help to energize and also provide comfort to individuals as they explore the world around them through learning. From daycare to high school, selecting the right colors can impact how students learn and grow in a space. 

Organic tones for those seeking sustainability can be found in Sunwashed Study, a palette that incorporates natural colors taken from the earth’s seasonal cycles – inviting students to collaborate, study and unwind. Enhance the sense of well-being for students around them with Outside In, a variety of tones looking to bring inspiration from landscapes and bright natural elements into interiors. Add a pop of color for any age group with Cheerful Curiosity, an interpretation of the rainbow that brings out the kid in everyone through orange, green and blue hues. 


The tones in the Multifamily color collections are designed to appeal to the mind, body and spirit for each corner of a resident’s home, from the lobby to the exterior of the building.

Everyday Eclectic combines simple living and clean spaces from whites to matte black, embracing minimalism throughout the design. Good Vibes showcases tones reminiscent of a natural Zen garden, combining light airy hues in which the mind and body can unwind. Vibrant Future offers pops of color with hues that awaken the senses of the world around us.

Homeowners Association

The palettes curated for Homeowners Associations give members an opportunity to facilitate living spaces for their communities, offering a variety of atmospheres through softer or bolder color combinations.

Colors from Renewed Light promote relaxation and comfort using pastels paired with metal finishes. The attitude of Energetic Aura takes color to the maximum by incorporating lively hues like bold dark greens and yellow tones. The earthy natural tones in Warm Invite balance blues and terracottas to create a warmth of feeling that turns every space into a familiar retreat.

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