Meet Sherwin-Williams' Hottest Color of 2018

Say hello to Oceanside, a dreamy blue paint color from Sherwin-Williams that's making waves in interior design. We'll explain what makes this stunning shade so special, plus show you how to bring Oceanside into your own home.
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Sherwin-Williams' 2018 color of the year makes a big style statement. Whether it's used on walls, cabinets, or any other surface, the dark teal is guaranteed to turn heads and evoke a sense of adventure. 

"We are craving things that remind us of stories of bright folklore, like mermaids and expeditions across continents -- essentially, the color of wanderlust right in our own homes," Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams, said in a press release. "Oceanside is an adventurous, versatile peacock blue."

Sherwin-Williams recommends pairing Oceanside with either bright shades or calm neutrals -- neon pinks, vibrant reds, sandy beiges, and desert taupes all fit the bill. See five of our favorite ways to decorate with Oceanside in your bedroom, office, dining room, and more. 

1. Dark, Not Daunting

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Paint colors look different depending on how much natural light enters a room, so keep that in mind when choosing a hue. This teal shade looks darker on cloudy days and lighter when sunlight seeps in. Depending on the mood you're after, a south-facing room with a lot of windows will make the color look lighter, whereas a north-facing room will feel darker. 

See more of our favorite teal blue paint colors.

2. Just a Pop

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If teal-colored walls are a bit dramatic for your taste, consider using Oceanside for an small pop of color. This entryway plays with a number of neutrals and features scene-stealing blue doors. Pair Oceanside with natural wood and black elements to make a bold, blue statement. 

See more beautiful blue front doors.

3. Mighty Brights

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Don't shy away from dark colors, just learn how to properly pair them. Oceanside looks beautiful in this eclectic space when matched with an oatmeal chair, yellow patterned rug, and wood desk. Built-ins painted an emerald green pair perfectly with the deep blue.

4. Instant Drama

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Oceanside adds instant drama to an otherwise neutral bedroom. The rich color lets shades of blue, gray, beige, and white stand out against its dark surface. Sleek wood finishes on this bedroom's dresser and bed frame keep the space warm and homey. For an even more dramatic touch, paint your trim or molding the same color as the walls.

5. Luxurious Accents

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Oceanside has the potential to pair with any decorating style depending on your accents. This small space pairs the teal paint with gilded wall decor, a rich wooden door, and a luxe, cream chair for elegant style. Crisp white trim brightens the space.

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