Looking for a little inspiration to refresh your interior design this spring and summer? Nothing makes a bigger statement, and is easier to update, then paint. And Sherwin Williams 2018 Color of the Year offers endless options to insert professional colors into your palate.

Bring Your Home or Office Oceanside

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The 2018 Sherwin Williams Color of the Year is a perfect blend of deep blue and emerald green. Oceanside SW 6496 “is both accessible and elusive,” according to the Sherwin Williams website. It brings together a beautiful balance of the blues and greens found in nature, like the calming waters of the sea. Making it familiar, yet hints at the excitement of the unknown. This complex, alluring color works well with just about any decor style, from traditional to farm house and even mid-century modern.

Blue has long reigned as the color of choice around the world, probably because it can evoke a wide range of moods and feelings, depending on the shade and how it’s used. And because blues are so widely loved and perceived as intelligent, honest and interesting, they are fantastic colors for an office. Paint the space in the multi-dimensional hue, or opt for an eye-catching accent wall.

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If painting an entire room or accent wall in Oceanside seems like too much, try working in accents of the color. Welcome guests (and yourself!) home with a stunning blue front door, or think about painting the window and door trim. Update your living space or a reading corner with a bold Oceanside-hued chair. Don’t forget the wall art!

Professional Colors that Coordinate

Oceanside’s versatility in design means is also plays well with other professional colors. For accent colors that will pop against the marine blue, Sherwin Williams suggests colors like Exuberant Pink SW 6840 or Honey Bees SW 9018. But if your goal is a more monotone or relaxing atmosphere, Oceanside looks great with other blues like In the Navy SW 9178 or Adrift SW 7608. The combination of blue hues can also play up the nautical vibe. Add hints of corals and metallic tones (think copper, brass and gunmetal) to make you feel like you’re escaping to a tropical hideaway. A frozen drink doesn’t hurt, either!

Professional Colors that Coordinate with Oceanside

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Another easy way to incorporate Oceanside, or to bring an Oceanside room together, is through your own photography and imagery. And wouldn’t you know it – ArtisanHD has a Mother’s Day sale going on to help you refresh your wall decor! 25% OFF sitewide, now through May 23rd. Just enter code MOMSRULE25 at checkout to bring the beach inside!