Sherwin-Williams Announces 2021 Colormix Forecast

Cleveland, OH, August 4, 2020-Sherwin-Williams is announcing its annual Colormix Forecast, a collection of 40 hues across four palettes that celebrate the Rhythm of Color-the balance between fast and slow, quiet and expressive, and virtual and physical. 


Rooted in the idea of nature, Sanctuary focuses on the connection that the natural world has to nurturing wellness and calm. This palette is influenced by biophilia, nesting and Scandinavian design. The quietness of Pure White SW 7005 is a signal to take respite, slow down and embrace what’s truly important. The warm minimalism of Morris Room Grey SW 0037 is a reminder that less is more.


Defined by heirlooms and the stories behind them, the Encounter palette is complete with special meaning and rich texture. Hyperlocal connection and storytelling, a modern bohemian aesthetic and natural materials complement the earthy tones, like Rosemary SW 6187 and Reddened Earth SW 6053, that round out this palette. These colors take visual cues from the past’s humble beginnings, speak to the present and guide the path forward.


The Continuum palette tells the story of smart living and how technology ties into how people live and the desire for it to blend seamlessly into the whites, charcoals and pops of color in everyday environments. The palette takes its cues from the hybrid of synthetic and natural, sea and space, and sculptural modernism and minimalism. It features bright, forward-thinking colors such as Novel Lilac SW 6836 and inky hues such as Commodore SW 6524.


Creative expression is a top influence on the Tapestry palette. The happy and modern hues are meant to signal joy and layer together to tell a story through texture and pattern. Additional influences, such as security, reinvented classics and sensory exploration, can be found in standout, vibrant colors like Jaipur Pink SW 6577, Alexandrite SW 0060 and Perfect Periwinkle SW 9065.

To see the full palettes of each collection, click here.