A HINT OF SILVER LINING
Introducing Upward, a breezy, blissful blue. The color found when we slow down, take a breath, and allow the mind to clear.
As we enter the fresh canvas that is 2024, it’s the perfect time to breathe new life into our spaces with inspiring, innovative colors. This year, Sherwin-Williams invites us all to set our sights on the limitless sky with their Color of the Year – “Upward.”
A New Year, A New Perspective
“Upward” is a tranquil, ethereal shade of blue that effortlessly embodies the serene calmness of the sky on a clear day. It’s a soothing, airy hue that invites us to look beyond our immediate surroundings and reach for something bigger, something higher.
There’s an undeniable sense of hope and optimism tied to “Upward.” The color speaks to our collective resilience, our ability to rise above challenges, and our constant pursuit of growth and betterment. It’s a color that resonates with our inherent need for tranquility and balance amidst the busyness of our daily lives.
Bringing “Upward” into Your Home
Incorporating “Upward” into your home decor opens up limitless possibilities. As a versatile shade, it can be used as a neutral base or as a statement color in any room.
For a calming retreat, consider painting your bedroom in “Upward.” Pair it with crisp whites and soft pastel accents to create a serene, restful ambiance. Or, introduce it into your living room or home office to create a light, airy space conducive to relaxation and focus.
This hue also pairs beautifully with natural materials, another key trend for 2024. Combining “Upward” with elements of wood, rattan, or stone can create a harmonious balance between the ethereal and the tangible, the modern and the rustic.
Complementary Colors and Textures
While “Upward” is a statement in itself, it also pairs well with a variety of other colors. For a contemporary, sophisticated look, consider pairing “Upward” with rich jewel tones like emerald green or deep purple. For a more earthy palette, “Upward” can be complemented by warm neutrals or soft pastels.
As for textures, consider incorporating plush fabrics, like velvet or chenille, for a cozy, sumptuous feel. Or, for a sleek, modern vibe, pair “Upward” with metallic accents in gold, silver, or bronze.
A Year of Ascent
As we usher in 2024, “Upward” offers a hopeful, uplifting direction for our interior spaces. It’s more than just a color – it’s a reflection of our collective aspiration for tranquility, balance, and continual growth. In embracing “Upward,” we’re not just updating our interiors; we’re expressing our determination to look to the sky and rise, no matter what the year may bring.
Here’s to a year of continual ascent – with “Upward,” the sky is truly the limit!