poised taupe color of the year by Sherwin Williams

Sherwin-Williams 2017 Color of the Year – Interior Painting

Sherwin-Williams doesn’t like to play favorites (so they say), but they are sharing their love for the new color loud and proud.

This year, they have selected Poised Taupe (SW 6039) as the Sherwin-Williams 2017 Color of the Year.

Here’s why: This timeless color is neutral, modern, classic and a beautiful balance of warm and cool.

The color also indicates an overall desire for neutrals that bring warm and cool tones together, creating versatility.

Sherwin-Williams says the hue is a modern take on a timeliness classic and explained their choice in a statement: “It signals a new direction in society’s ever-growing thirst for beautiful neutrals that bring warm and cool tones together to create one irresistibly versatile color.” We have to say, this color definitely strikes the balance between bold and subtle.


HouseBeautiful.com described it perfectly when they said, “It’s like gray and brown had a baby.” 




Updated Neutral

In a recent homeowner survey conducted by Sherwin-Williams, nearly 40% of the respondents agreed that they would like to incorporate warmer neutrals, such as warm grays, taupes or beiges, into their home décor. More than two in five people identified taupe as a timeless neutral they would choose.

“Poised Taupe celebrates everything people love about cool gray as a neutral, and also brings in the warmth of brown, taking a color to an entirely new level. Not cool or warm, nor gray or brown, Poised Taupe is a weathered, woodsy neutral bringing a sense of coziness and harmony that people are seeking,” said Sue Wadden, director of color marketing for Sherwin-Williams.

Poised Taupe In Your Home

Poised Taupe is an ideal backdrop for a wide range of color combinations, from pastels to brights to jewels, according to the firm. You can use this color throughout your home and accent with your own favorite colors easily.

In the entry way, you can add a pop of color like the orange accent in flowers to keep the room lively.

Sherwin Williams 2017 color of the year


In the kitchen, this beautiful color will work seamlessly with white cabinets and stainless steel.

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Calming and beautifully relaxing for the bathroom area.

color of the year Poised Taupe by Sherwin-Williams from Klamco | Klam Construction



Accent Colors

Having this amazing backdrop color on your walls is perfect, but what about creating the best accent? In order to create the best accent to a neutral wall color such as the Poised Taupe, it’s best to go across the color wheel to find its mate in a triangle fashion. Here are a few beautiful accent colors we suggest.

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accent colors taupe blue reds

For more information visit Sherwin-Williams page about this year’s color and discover other amazing color combinations.


What’s Next?

Selecting the proper interior painting company for any home is key. CC’s Painting is here to help you take your idea to design to your dream home.

Call or Email us today for a FREE in-home consultation or FREE estimate!

Email us at: ccspainting@gmail.com

Call us at (262) 527-1822. We are waiting to help you!



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Cool New Bacteria Fighting Paint for Your Home From Sherwin-Williams

Bacteria Fighting Paint for Your Home

We love providing top-notch paint for our customers.  That’s why we choose Sherwin-Williams. And, once again, Sherwin-Williams comes out with an amazing new product, a bacteria fighting paint.

This new product is called Paint Shield and it is specifically designed to fight the spread of bacteria and germs, and killing those germs on the wall surface!  How neat is that?

Clean Home With Clean Walls

We know many of the homeowners we work with would like to do what they can to keep their home clean for their family.  Why not have your paint take part? So, keep in mind this great product during our next visit with you!

Watch this great video from Sherwin-Williams to give a detailed explanation of their cool new bacteria fighting paint.

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For all the precautions you put in place there are some things you can’t control, like who touches what and where.  Current hospital guidelines call for walls and other services to be visibly clean, but wouldn’t it be reassuring to know that your painted walls also have the power to kill bacteria?

That’s why we’ve [Sherwin-Williams] developed the new Paint Shield microbicidal paint.

Paint shield is the first EPA registered microbicidal paint the continuously kills greater than 99.9% of
Staff (Staphylococcus aureus), MRSA, E.coli, VRE and Enterobacter aerogenes within two hours of exposure on painted surfaces.

And, according to EPA test protocol it continues to kill 90% percent of these bacteria even after repeated contamination of the painted surface. Effectiveness last for up to four years as long as the integrity of the service is maintained.

How Paint Shield Works for Killing Bacteria and Germs

Paint Shield successfully marries a proven well-studied microbicides with a waterborne paint. The active ingredient a quaternary.  Ammonium compounds kills Staff (Staphylococcus aureus), MRSA, E.coli, VRE and Enterobacter aerogenes.

Paint Shield is an exceptional product from Sherwin-Williams providing great hide and a durable finish.

Just apply two coats with a brush or roller over primary or existing paint.  While Paint Shield was designed for healthcare facilities.  It’s ideal for any place where these bacteria are a concern. Now you have an additional new tool that helps reduce the spread of these difficult to kill bacteria and you can deliver a new level of patient satisfaction in the process.  Introducing new Paint Shield microbicidal paint only from Sherwin-Williams.

 For more details visit www.SWpaintshield.com

Sherwin-Williams Color Visualizer

Don’t forget to check out this page with a link to the color visualizer to play around with different colors to paint every room in your home!