SW-6496, a moody BLUE. We can only imagine the huge responsibility it is to establish the color of the year. Sherwin-Williams’ quest took into consideration a desire for color that is both accessible and elusive. Some call it bold, others adventurous. Blues are perceived in adjectives like intelligent, honest and interesting—making it the most beloved color worldwide.”Oceanside is the color of wanderlust right in our own homes,” according to Sue Wadden, director of color at Sherwin-Williams. Terracotta is a huge fan of splashing these rich, eclectic blues from a kitchen all the way to a powder room. This “neutral with a lot of personality” looks amazing with chocolate wood tones, creams and pops of gold. Not ready to commit on a large scale? Mix in a rich velvet chair, pillow, bookcase or a door. Scroll down and be inspired. Be brave, be bold, go blue.