Color of the Year Series Part 2: Oceanside by Sherwin-Williams


Oceanside by Sherwin-Williams (SW6496)

"A collision of rich blue with jewel-toned green; a color that is both accessible and elusive... A complex, deep color that offers a sense of the familiar with a hint the of unknown.  Oceanside bridges together a harmonious balance of blues and greens that can be found in what's old and new"

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Color Theory

The color teal, a mix between blue and green, represents open communication and clarity of thought. According to color psychology, the color blue expresses calm, gentle, serene feelings, while green symbolizes growth, strength and spirit.  Visually focusing on this color can bring feelings such as calmness or rejuvenation. This can be a helpful color when going through times of mental or physical stress. Teal can also help with decision making as it provides aid for clear and concise thinking.


How To Use Oceanside

Use this deep, moody color in small doses in accessories and in artwork that works well with warm and cool neutrals alike.  For a bolder look, use Oceanside on long panel curtains or go all out on all four walls!


Oceanside Main Wall Color

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Oceanside used as a main wall color envelopes the space in a moody, watery tone that feels bold and serene at the same time.


Oceanside Accent Wall Color

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Used as an accent wall, Oceanside provides a strong yet subtle backdrop to warm woods and metallic accents.


Oceanside Front Door Color

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Oceanside offers an interesting, yet classic alternative to typical door color choices.  Curtains and other textiles reinforce the color scheme.

Final Thoughts...

Oceanside is a color that offers depth and interest while still being versatile enough to pair well with many other colors and textures, both warm and cool.

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