I recently headed to Mexico for some R & R. Nothing makes me feel healthier and more relaxed than a little time in the sun. I never really stop working though. Being on vacation just means I don’t physically stage any homes. I still talk to clients, plan, shop online for design projects and catch up on my reading.
Right before heading to breakfast one morning, an article caught my eye: Introducing the 2018 Color of the Year – Oceanside SW 6496 (as chosen by Sherwin Williams).
Given that I happened to be oceanside, made it that much more intriguing to me. The rest of the day I couldn’t help noticing the influences and various shades of 2018’s color of the year in my surroundings. Sherwin Williams explains that “Oceanside, bridges together a harmonious balance of blues and greens”.
We saw it on our way to breakfast
At lunch . . .
and of course, where else but in the ocean
Around the resort we saw it in the tiles of a pool
and in a cenote
I love the beautiful, blues and greens of the ocean. But this isn’t a color I would want to cover my walls. It’s a little too dark for my taste. Maybe it’s my staging frame of mind, I still prefer a nice neutral on the walls. A little bit of oceanside in accents, pillows and art would go a long way for me.
On another note: A few weeks before leaving for Mexico, I staged this patio in a vacant home.
I saw this plant at the resort and thought about the patio. I decided that I must have been thinking about a vacation a little more than I realized. ???? Then again . . . I’m always up for being oceanside!