Sherwin Williams Color of the Year: Alabaster

Jan 19, 2016

Fresh for 2016 Sherwin Williams has chosen a new color for the year that symbolizes new beginnings.

Alabaster is a neutral tone meant to bring rest, relaxation and “visual relief.”
Sherwin Williams Color of the Year 2016 Alabaster

Alabaster is a flexible color that can be used the primary color in a room, or an accent. When paired with similar tones, alabaster creates a high-end, almost spa-like look that encourages relaxation. Mixed with brighter hues, alabaster serves as a grounding color that ties everything together.

Perhaps best of all, alabaster is a great color for real estate. Staged homes look elegant with neutral tones and are often more appealing to potential buyers. In fact, alabaster walls will work with any color scheme or design sense. Whether a potential home buyer prefers sleek and modern, country, or even traditional décor, alabaster paint will match their furniture and help them imagine living in the space.

If you have an active lifestyle, or live with small children, consider an eggshell finish in main areas of the house. This will allow you to wipe down the walls with a damp sponge and preserve the color.

How would you use alabaster? As a main color or a high light?

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