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Dive into Sherwin-Williams’ 2024 color trends. These four distinctive palettes are poised to redefine our living spaces, capturing the changing tastes of a society increasingly attuned to wellness and sustainability. As we explore these palettes, discover how we’ve seamlessly integrated these color trends into our model homes, offering a glimpse into the future of thoughtful and stylish living. From calming blues and greens to warm reds and purples, comforting deeps and darks, and subtle tints, these palettes showcase a harmonious blend of aesthetics and mindful living that you can experience firsthand in our thoughtfully-designed homes.

Palette No. 1: The Convergence of Blues and Greens

In the world of color, greens continue to be the darlings of design, finding favor across diverse spaces. The convergence of blues and greens is expected to dominate in 2024, creating a harmonious blend that speaks to our desire for tranquility and connection with nature. Blues, set to emerge as the color choice in 2025, bring a sense of calm and mental clarity. Wellness-boosting blues, whether in smoky or saturated tones, will permeate our living spaces, fostering a serene atmosphere that nurtures the mind and soul.

Pictured: The Bradbury model at Empire Camber Woods in Gastonia, NC. 

Palette No. 2: The Poetry of Reds and Purples

Palette No. 2 presents a stylized mix of hues from the red and purple family, creating an atmosphere of groundedness and balance. The poetry of reds and purples brings forth a soulful expression, with more muted clay pigments, pink-beige neutrals, true purples, and nostalgic brights. This palette reflects a conscious shift towards warmer colors, aligning with the ongoing trend of earthy browns. Darker tones, in particular, offer solace and soothe anxieties, fostering an environment of emotional well-being and stability.

Pictured: The Hamilton model at Empire Kennington in Charlotte, NC.

Palette No. 3: The Gathering of Deeps and Darks

Sherwin-Williams acknowledges the rise of deeper tones, attributing it to the rapid societal changes we are experiencing. These deep and dark colors have the power to cocoon and comfort, creating modern spaces that offer a sense of security. This palette will be instrumental in balancing the increasing radiance of bright tones anticipated in 2024 and beyond. As we navigate through a politically charged year, these darker hues will reflect the macro-level shifts in society, moving away from the stark whites of the earlier decade.

Pictured: The Alpine model at Empire River Reserve in Greer, SC and the Redwood model at Empire Camellia Gardens in Harrisburg, NC.

Palette No. 4: Delicate Tints

Delicate tints signify a broader acceptance of less-is-more aesthetics. The subtle shifts in this color group indicate a move towards simplicity and mindfulness. White, a color widely associated with cleanliness and wellness, takes on a new role in 2024 and 2025, becoming linked to sustainability, conservation, and slow living. As we transition away from the excesses of the past, delicate tints emerge as a symbol of embracing a more sustainable and mindful way of living.

Pictured: The Alpine model at Empire River Reserve in Greer, SC


Interested in replicating some of these design styles? We’ve made it easier than ever. Check out our guide to traditional contemporary design, fresh and contemporary, and modern farmhouse.


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