Sherwin-Williams is announcing four exciting new color palettes for seamless, resinous flooring, reflecting the latest trends in commercial decor for healthcare, education and retail, as well as stadiums, arenas, showrooms and airports, among other decorative applications.
These new color palettes contain an intriguing mixture of exuberant blues and reds. They also contain warm neutrals and natural tones. These are in keeping with color trends determined by the renowned Sherwin-Williams commercial and industrial design groups. Sherwin-Williams has organized the palettes with color gradients from warm to cool so architects, designers, specifiers and applicators can easily find the perfect blends to complement their designs for decorative and iconic installations.
“As part of our global launch of High Performance Flooring, we redoubled our efforts to ensure our flake, quartz, metallic and terrazzo color palettes are aligned with color schemes that are desired by today’s architects and owners, as well as the people who visit large commercial spaces,” explained Casey A. Ball, Sherwin-Williams Global Marketing Director for Flooring.
“Sherwin-Williams has a worldwide reputation for leadership in color trends,” Ball added, “and we drew on our best resources from throughout our organization to prepare our new color palettes for seamless, resinous flooring in commercial spaces.”
Sherwin-Williams 2022 Colormix Forecast
The new color palettes reflect the Sherwin-Williams 2022 Colormix Forecast and correspond to commercial flooring trends, with hues inspired by the earth, sky and sea, as well as other influences. Three of the palettes may be applied across the portfolio of seamless, resinous flooring systems. This, then, simplifies the process of selecting a floor. Specifiers can select the resinous chemistry that’s right for the application; then, select from any of the following color systems:
- Deco Flake System Colors combine multicolored vinyl chips (1/4- or 1/8-inch) with resin to bring depth and interest to floor designs.
- Deco Quartz System Colors consist of quartz aggregate combined with resins, creating a slip-resistant and hard-wearing surface.
- ResuFlor Topcoat Metallic System Colors combine hard-wearing resin with pigments that create iridescent effects mimicking the look of natural stone.
A fourth new palette, Terrazzo System Colors, features distinctive hues of marble and granite, as well as other aggregates, with a coordinated resin blend. This palette applies only to terrazzo floors.
More about the new palettes
The four new palettes are part of Sherwin-Williams High Performance Flooring. This system launched June 1, 2021. Additionally, it launched with both a newly organized product portfolio and a new global website. The focus of both is on highly durable yet aesthetically appealing commercial and industrial flooring.
Not only can you apply the new color palettes to commercial floors, but also to industrial floors that require visual appeal, such as pharmaceutical plants that host many tours.
Featured colors in the new palettes, however, are only a place to start. The High Performance Flooring team can generate a variety of custom blends or color matches. These include matches to other industry color systems.
“We will create custom blends and fine-tune them until they are just right for the architects, designers and specifiers that we work with. That is part of our culture – to move quickly, to generate options and multiple samples until our customers are fully satisfied that they have arrived at the perfect shade for their project,” Ball said.
For assistance with your flooring project, please contact our specialized team of experts at [email protected]. To see the full spectrum of High Performance Flooring color palettes, please visit sherwin-williams.com/resin-flooring.
About Sherwin-Williams High Performance Flooring
Sherwin-Williams High Performance Flooring is a global portfolio of seamless, resinous flooring systems. These systems combine durability with design aesthetics in applications ranging from airports, automotive showrooms and airplane hangars to convention centers, data centers, healthcare facilities, sports arenas, schools and universities and manufacturing. These flooring systems include options that enhance design; mitigate noise; improve ergonomics; provide traction and improve safety; reduce static electricity; promote hygiene, sterilization, drainability, or compliance with cleanliness standards; resist abrasion and impacts from heavy equipment; and control moisture. Many Sherwin-Williams High Performance Flooring products contain natural, renewable ingredients or water-based chemistries. They also provide LEED credits. For more information, visit sherwin-williams.com/resin-flooring.
Sherwin-Williams High Performance Flooring is part of Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine, which delivers smart asset protection and unmatched commercial, technical and specification service to customers in Bridge & Highway, Fire Protection, Flooring, Food & Beverage, Marine, Oil & Gas, Mining, Power Generation, Rail, Steel Fabrication and Water & Wastewater. For more information, visit sherwin-williams.com/protective.