Sherwin-Williams Announces Its Annual Colormix Forecast

Sherwin-Williams has announced its annual Colormix Forecast, a collection of 45 hues. The hues this year are expressed through five color collections that welcome another decade in home and commercial design; Alive, Mantra, Play, Haven and Heart.

“We expect 2020 to be an empowering year of change that will focus on bringing your best self into the new decade,” says Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams. “Homeowners and designers alike are seeking warmth; colors that feel human and natural. The colors in these five palettes, when invited into our spaces, pave the way for wellness and self-nurturance.”

Wadden and the Global Forecast Team of color professionals at Sherwin-Williams spent the year researching color, design and pop culture trends across the globe, all culminating in a collaborative workshop to build the collection of hues. The forecast includes a spectrum of blues, shades of terracotta, warm neutrals, pinks and deep greens.

2020 Colormix Forecast Collections

Alive: Alive centers around being present and soaking up every moment. Neutrals are arranged with rich blues and an olive that evokes a sense of community and living well. When using this palette, incorporate materials and finishes that are locally-sourced, handmade and reflective of care and craftsmanship. 

  • Ripe Olive SW 6209
  • Naval SW 6244
  • Sleepy Blue SW 6225
  • Tassel SW 6369
  • Endless Sea SW 9150
  • Cavern Clay SW 7701
  • Touch of Sand SW 9085
  • Sandbank SW 6052
  • Canyon Clay SW 6054

Mantra: East meets West in this collection of muted neutrals that glide from warm to cool. Nordic simplicity entwines with the order of Japanese aesthetics to create a look that’s essential. Mantra lends itself to clean lines, minimal ornamentation, warm metals and rounded forms.

  • Grayish SW 6001
  • Breathless SW 6022
  • Mystical Shade SW 6276
  • Software SW 7074
  • Misty SW 6232
  • Poised Taupe SW 6039
  • Glamour SW 6031
  • Individual White SW 6008
  • Spatial White SW 6259

Play: This palette exudes charm through color. Anchored by a pure white, it’s peppered with pops of bright pink, aqua and gold and balanced through monochromatic neutrals. Its mission is to add warmth to every space it touches. Lean into Play by sourcing lighting, patterns and varied textures.

  • Juneberry SW 6573
  • Pure White SW 7005
  • Eros Pink SW 6860
  • Gambol Gold SW 6690
  • Oceanside SW 6496
  • Rock Candy SW 6231
  • Auric SW 6692
  • Aquarium SW 6767
  • Caviar SW 6990

Haven: Like being welcomed home with open arms, this palette beckons to those who seek to transform their space into an oasis. Drawing upon Earth’s seasonal cycles, it features shades of sea, sand, forest and sky to bring the outdoors in. Extend Haven into décor through sustainably-sourced materials and biophilic features.

  • Acacia Haze SW 9132
  • Beige Intenso SW 9096
  • Pewter Green SW 6208
  • Perle Noir SW 9154
  • Eider White SW 7014
  • Stardew SW 9138
  • Kingdom Gold SW 6698
  • Granite Peak SW 6250
  • Functional Gray SW 7024

Heart: A confluence of genres and emotions, Heart is a fusion of design mixed with a boho vibe. From neutral tones to clove and soft coral, these hues are a meditation in comfort, connection and pleasures found in the everyday. This palette pairs with retro-inspired accessories and earthy finishes.

  • Angora SW 6036
  • Likeable Sand SW 6058
  • Redend Point SW 9081
  • Original White SW 7077
  • Cocoa Whip SW 9084
  • Dark Clove SW 9183
  • Coral Clay SW 9005
  • Diverse Beige SW 6079
  • Verde Marrón SW 9124

Color Exploration and Selection

Explore the 2020 Colormix Forecast with the ColorSnap Visualizer app, a tool designed to help consumers and professionals make paint color selections. Download the app to try out Sherwin-Williams 1,500 hues in your own space in real time with the Instant Paint augmented reality tool.

Learn more about Sherwin-Williams 2020 Colormix Forecast and other color selection resources at

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