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Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year - 2016 - Alabaster
The Sherwin-Williams announcement states, “A hue symbolic of new beginnings, Alabaster (SW 7008), is Sherwin-Williams 2016 Color of the Year. At a time of interconnected commotion and overstimulation, Alabaster offers a sense of personal solace and revival to weary minds. It is the true neutral to set the tone for 2016.”.
“Alabaster represents a straightforward and necessary shift to mindfulness. It provides an oasis of calmness, spirituality and ‘less is more’ visual relief. Alabaster is neither stark nor overly warm, but rather an understated and alluring white.”
Suggestions for the use of Alabaster include, relying on its restful neutral hue to paint the walls in a nusery or bedroom. Looking for a foyer paint color? Alabaster could be used as an anchor color in an entry foyer for a transition into other more colorful or contrasting adjoining rooms. It is a soft white and can be used as a ceiling paint color contrasting much more deeper shades of color, its softness avoids the starkness of pure white ceilings.
Sherwin-Williams suggests, “You can create a yin and yang harmony with contrasting dark colors, such as Urbane Bronze (SW 7048) or Gray Area (SW 7052) in a spa-like bathroom”.
Other color suggestions from Sherwin-Williams is to pair Alabaster with Billowy Breeze SW 9055, Retro Mint SW 9036, Antique Red SW 7587 or Vintage Gold SW 9024.
If you are not able to find Sherwin Williams Alabaster these similar paint colors from other paint companies may be available.
High Hide White
Dulux Paint 4
Another Sherwin-Williams paint color that might be of interest is Drawing Room Wallpaper, it was featured in Southern Living Magazine and can be seen with room photos here Drawing Room Wallpaper
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