Colors on Trend

Find the perfect new paint color for your favorite room with the help of Sharon Cates of Seminole Paint and Décor and Jackie Jordan of Sherwin-Williams.

By Sarah Guinn

Nov 2013


1. For your office:
Hot Color: Benjamin Moore Wickham Gray
Details: This traditional shade delivers timeless color. 
How to Use it: Add dimension in an office filled with bookcases lined with colored spines. 

2. for your daughter’s Room:
Hot Color: Sherwin-Williams Meander Blue
Details: This cool hue is light, airy and whimsical. 
How to Use it: Contrast with cheery oranges and pinks or even on-trend dark grays, adding them on an accent wall or door. 

3. For your Son’s Room:
Hot Color: Sherwin-Williams Westchester
Details: A hearty and sensational gray, this hue is a sleek and classic neutral.
How to Use it: Pairing well with traditional blues, reds and greens, this calming gray is the perfect backdrop for an active room filled with hobbies and fun. 

4. For your living Room:
Hot Color: Benjamin Moore Breath of Fresh Air 
Details: Selected as Benjamin Moore’s 2014 Color of the Year, this color is a very restful and soothing shade of light blue. 
How to Use it: Blend with other foamy-colored shades to further advance a relaxing atmosphere. 

5. for your bathroom:
Hot Color: Benjamin Moore Sea Pearl 
Details: Sophisticated and versatile, this color offers subtle whites that suit tranquil, serene environments.  
How to Use it: Complement with white fixtures.  

6. For your master Bedroom:
Hot Color: Sherwin-Williams Exclusive Plum
Details: This rich, dusty plum is reminiscent of mined minerals and raw gems from nature.
How to Use it: Consider pairing Exclusive Plum with accents of copper metallic and worn leather for a cozy, masculine mood or creamy whites and pale celery hues for a refreshing ambience. 

7. for your kitchen:
Hot Color: Benjamin Moore Polo Blue 
Details: A classic shade of navy, Polo Blue adds a sophisticated look to any space. 
How to Use it: In the kitchen, pair with white cabinets and brightly colored dishes or flowers. In addition, consider painting the ceiling a warm gray as an accent color. 

8. For your Guest Room:
Hot Color: Sherwin-Williams Concord Buff
Details: This creamy, beige yellow is a tannish gold reminiscent of wheat in nature.
How to Use it: Use as an all-over wall color, and pair with rich navys, merlots and evergreens.


Chalk it Up

Add a fun twist to your favorite room with Annie Sloan Decorative Chalk Paint.

Where to buy it: Baglady Boutique (1111 E. Republic Rd. Ste. 156, Springfield) 
How to use it: Baglady Boutique owner Ginny Redfern suggests using chalkboard paint to: 
• Paint kitchen cabinets
• Refresh bathroom vanities
• Refinish old pieces of furniture
• Freshen up old lamps
• Update old picture frames