Sherwin-Williams’ 2024 Colormix Forecasts Coastal Vibes.
Experience It in the Mainstay II.
Colors truly have the power to create an ambience across a custom home’s living areas, ranging from hues that evoke a sense of calm to shades eliciting expansiveness. And similar to how floor plans and innovative designs evolve with the times, so have color palettes to align with what today’s homebuyers desire for each space’s atmosphere. In fact, Sherwin-Williams recently released its 2024 Colormix Forecast, part of the paint company’s volume of predicted trends for the upcoming year, which reveals a shift toward lighter, brighter and softer colors that denote tranquility, ease and possibility.
Usher in Upward, the Color of the Year, described as a “breezy, blissful blue” intertwined with silver-gray undertones. It’s not only a beautiful prediction, but variations of this breathtaking color can be found within Lee Wetherington Homes’ innovative Mainstay II model – our team’s latest take on the modern coastal design – located along the shoreline of Kingfisher Lake in Lakewood Ranch. Here’s why versatile color trends, like Upward, make sense for any homebuyer bringing their vision into reality on the Suncoast.
An Optimal Palette for Flexibility
Flexibility – it’s a word that has become synonymous with custom homebuilding, especially following the COVID-19 pandemic, with multifunctional spaces that incorporate studies, open floor plans, ample storage and multigenerational living. Upward and an array of closely related light, muted blues and greens can conform with numerous design aesthetics, allowing features within a room to stand out.
An excellent example of this can be found while exploring the Mainstay II’s extensive den, where a blue-gray blend accentuates light woods, luxury vinyl flooring and cotton whites. The same can be said for the laundry room, which incorporates these colors into the cabinetry, impeccably showcasing bright penny round flooring, white countertops and an elaborate wallpaper design.
Color Trends Are Going Coastal
While the modern farmhouse style certainly has sophistication and staying power, exemplified in our award-winning Solstice model at Star Farms, Architectural Digest noted Sue Wadden, Sherwin-Williams’ director of color marketing, cites a move toward coastal vibes in 2024. Coupled with white and organic elements, like wood, these hues effortlessly complement the Suncoast’s sunny skies and shimmering waters seen from broad glass doors and windows experienced in the Mainstay II.
Coastal designs have remained a favorite for years. However, following the pandemic, Forbes said in 2021 that its popularity is rising as homeowners are seeking a vacation-like vibe that’s open and airy. The Mainstay II’s color selections, which include Storm Cloud and Misty, in addition to Sherwin-Williams’ latest predictions, introduce a new phase of this long-beloved aesthetic.
Accents for the Feel of Floating on Water
Deep blues exude a balance of elegance and serenity, and that’s felt in the Mainstay II’s third suite. Incorporating Distance on the door and trim adds a feel of floating on water, similar in appearance to several shades in Sherwin-Williams’ 2024 Blues & Greens palette.
With its denim, gray undertone, depth becomes part of the experience. Pair with grass cloth wallpaper above the trim wall, and this accent color brings to fruition another level of modern coastal to the Mainstay II and its forward-thinking design.