DS Tip of The Week: Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year, Oceanside!

It’s pretty easy to stay on top of the latest trends and tips in interior design–just check out our Steinhafels #TipofTheWeek every Monday in our BLOG!

We’re a couple weeks into the new year–so it’s a good time to start looking at what’s trending for 2018, and think about how we may be able to incorporate these fresh ideas into our daily design. Our Decorating Solutions Interior Designers are constantly using simple techniques to make dramatic changes that will help your space seem new again.  This week’s tip comes from Interior Decorator Cecily Gaitan, who’s based in our Kenosha store.  


Cecily has some insight into the Sherwin-Williams “Color of the Year,” and the sort of feelings it evokes. She explains, “Sherwin-Williams Oceanside is the 2018 color of the year. Oceanside SW 6496 is a combination of rich blue and jewel-tone green. According to Sherwin-Williams, Oceanside contains blue which is the favorite color worldwide. Blues evoke intelligence, honesty and interest. This color can be incorporated in many different design styles, including traditional or contemporary. There are many different ways you can put this color on display in your home.”

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Cecily goes on to give some practical ideas. “Paint your front door with this fresh and inviting color! Or use it in a home office–the place where your mind works and wonders. This fresh color can help with thinking and creativity. A bedroom or reading area is a perfect place to create an ‘oceanside’ getaway for a relaxing and calming feeling.”

Check in next week for another #DSTipOfTheWeek, and don’t be BLUE. Enjoy some color on these cold, dreary winter days!

DS Tip Of The Week: Decorating to Promote Serenity

Thanksgiving is in a few weeks, and then Christmas is just around the corner.  Are you starting to the feel the stress of the “holiday creep?”  Maybe it’s time to take a step back, and take a deep breath.

One way to inspire relaxing thoughts is by creating a calming environment.  This week’s Steinhafels #DecoratingSolutions Tip of the Week comes to us from all of our designers, buyers, and sales associates who work to make shopping in our stores an enjoyable and relaxing experience.

Take a look at this picture taken in our Waukesha Corporate store.  It makes me relaxed just looking at it!  That’s because tones inspired by sky, sea, and sand can make you feel calm and restful.

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In fact, according to Color Wheel Pro, the color blue slows human metabolism and produces a calming effect.  Blue is strongly associated with tranquility and calmness.

So go head and feel “Blue”… it might just make you feel better on this busy Monday leading up to the holidays!

We post a quick and easy decor tip each Monday.  Check in next week for another #DSTipOfTheWeek.