CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Industrial Wood Coatings division of Sherwin-Williams, through its Global Color & Design Center, has released its annual Colormix forecast.
The Rhythm of Color forecast — designed to inspire wood product developers and manufacturers for finishes and palettes that align with consumer preferences — includes 40 finishes in four collections: Sanctuary, Encounter, Continuum and Tapestry. The forecast reveals finishes that will be on-trend three to seven years from now.
“After thoroughly researching macro-level trends around the world, the themes in this year’s Colormix Trend Forecast embody modern societal dichotomies, like change and comfort, which derive from the pandemic and social discontent,” said Lauren West, global color and design director, Sherwin-Williams Industrial Wood Coatings Division.
The four collections are:
- The Sanctuary collection brings nature inside through calming colors that nurture wellness and serenity, combining soft, matte neutrals with rich, well-worn textures and sunbaked tones.
- The Encounter collection’s rich earthy finishes embrace heritage lux and global inspiration. The collection features levels of gloss and sheen balanced by dark, textured finishes, as well as rustic and tribal hues.
- Finishes in the Continuum collection redefine tradition, fusing technology with nature, blending whites, charcoals and pops of color found in the natural environment.
- Vivid hues in the Tapestry collection infuse playful color through layers of pattern and texture through maximalist metallics and jewel tone finishes.
Go online to download the Industrial Wood 2021 Colormix Forecast brochure.