What Color Suits Your Style?

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Color is a major component of any décor. Whether it anchors a space, draws in extra light or frames furniture arrangements, color completes the look. Certain color palettes work exceptionally well with specific design styles. Find your style below, and discover the ideal color palette to bring it to life. To simplify this task, use the Sherwin-Williams ColorSnap® Visualizer app to instantly turn a photo into a paint color palette that you can save right on your smartphone.


Classic lines and consistent themes define traditional style. Imbued with elegance, the atmosphere is nevertheless comfortable and inviting. Traditional style and neutral tones often go hand-in-hand; today’s “new neutrals” take traditional to another level of visual appeal. Consider greens like sage and olive to lend balance, blush tones to lighten a space or earth tones to reinforce a natural feeling.


Modern style finds its inspiration in industrial materials like metal and plastic. The look is sleek, never cluttered, and adds hints of the latest trends to bring it up-to-date. Modern can be moody – in a good way – which makes it a great match for deep grays and blues softened with yellowy-green and bluish-gray accents.


Eclectic combines different furniture, fabrics and finishes for a look that is sophisticated as well as fun. Someone with eclectic taste may be a seasoned traveler who gathers unique items from favorite trips, but it can also be someone who simply appreciates the attributes of a variety of styles. Set the tone with a room filled with wonderful stories.


If you crave a look that is cozy and sophisticated at once, the modern farmhouse style will suit you just fine. Wood floors and paneling bathe a room in warmth; textured rugs and upholstery add layers of design interest. While whites are often associated with farmhouse, natural blues and greens also make excellent accompaniments to the style.