Alabaster is the 2016 Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year

A hue symbolic of new beginnings, Alabaster (SW 7008), is the Sherwin-Williams 2016 Color of the Year. At a time of interconnected commotion and overstimulation, Alabaster offers a sense of personal solace and revival to weary minds. It is the true neutral to set the tone for 2016.

Jackie Jordan, Sherwin-Williams director of color marketing, said, “Alabaster represents a straightforward and necessary shift to mindfulness. It provides an oasis of calmness, spirituality and ‘less is more’ visual relief. Alabaster is neither stark nor overly warm, but rather an understated and alluring white.”

Here are some ideas on where to use Alabaster in your home:

• It can set the tone for healing, rest and meditation in a bedroom or nursery.

• It can stand alone as a chic hue in an entryway or home office.

• It can be paired with light blushes or grays and bridge transitional and traditional styles.

• You can create a yin and yang harmony with contrasting dark colors, such as Urbane Bronze (SW 7048) or Gray Area (SW 7052) in a spa-like bathroom.

Click here to watch a video featuring more ways Sherwin-Williams is using Alabaster as its Color of the Year.