Painting with Sherwin-Williams’ 2024 Color of the Year: Upward
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Painting with Sherwin-Williams’ 2024 Color of the Year: Upward

Posted on November 20, 2023

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Our favorite time of the year has arrived! The time when Sherwin-Williams’ Color of the Year 2024 has been announced and is ready to be brought into our homes. Upward (SW 6239) is a light blue hue with gray undertones that is great for homes and businesses. The chosen color is the perfect choice to bring peace and tranquility we could all use in our lives. 

“It brings to life that carefree, sunny day energy that elicits a notion of contentment and peace.” said Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams. “With this color, we invite our consumers to take a pause and infuse a new sense of ease and possibility into their spaces—one that doesn’t overwhelm, but rather establishes meditation and tranquility.

How to Use Upward in Your Home

color of the years 2024 in bedroom example

Upward (SW 6239) is perfect for many areas of the home. Whether it’s an accent wall in the living room or the entire room itself, this light blue hue can set the tone for relaxation and open-mindedness. For those who love spending time in the kitchen, imagine Upward gracing the walls or cabinets, bringing a light and airy feel to the heart of your home. The color’s gray undertones add a touch of sophistication, creating a serene backdrop for both cooking and dining experiences.

You can even extend the serenity of Upward beyond the interior and let it grace the exterior of your home. Imagine your home adorned with Upward on the siding, front door, or garage, creating a welcoming and tranquil curb appeal. We’re already excited!

Colors to Coordinate with Upward

There are a variety of colors that look great with Sherwin-Williams’ Color of the Year. Specially, however, Wadden suggests pairing Upward with blues, greens, deeps, and darks for a timeless and inspired interior. She specifically recommends Snowbound SW 7004, Drift of Mist SW 9166, or Palm Leaf SW 7735 to create a harmonious and enchanting atmosphere. Here are some other colors that look great with Upward:

color cards of tricorn black, honeycomb, gale force, and antiquarian brown

Paint Your Way into 2024 with Upward

At CertaPro Painters®, we’re always looking forward–and the new year is going to be upon us before we know it! There truly is no better way to start 2024 than with adding the relaxing color of Upward in your home. Our local home and business painters–including a designated color consultant–are ready to get the job done quickly and easily. 

Get started by calling our team or filling out our online form for a free, no-obligation estimate.