Sherwin-Williams Releases New Flooring Color Palettes


On Tuesday (Sept. 14), global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company announced four new color palettes for high-performance flooring.

Sherwin reports that the new palettes reflect the latest trends in commercial décor for healthcare, education and retail, as well as stadiums, arenas, showrooms and airports, among other decorative applications.

In addition to corresponding to commercial flooring trends, the color palettes also reflect colors found in the company’s 2022 Colormix Forecast, with hues inspired by the earth, sky and sea, as well as other influences.

“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 and we drew on our best resources from throughout our organization to prepare our new color palettes for seamless, resinous flooring in commercial spaces.”

The company went on to describe that the floor coatings contain a mixture of exuberant blues and reds, as well as warm neutrals and natural tones. The palettes are organized 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.

Of the four palettes, three can reportedly be applied across the portfolio of seamless, resinous flooring systems. 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; and
  • ResuFlor Topcoat Metallic System Colors combine hard-wearing resin with pigments that create iridescent effects mimicking the look of natural stone.

The fourth new palette, Terrazzo System Colors, features distinctive hues of marble and granite, as well as other aggregates, with a coordinated resin blend, and can only be applied to terrazzo floors.

The four new palettes are part of Sherwin-Williams High-Performance Flooring, which recently announced a newly organized product portfolio and new global website. The new color palettes may be applied not only to commercial floors but also to industrial floors that require visual appeal, such as pharmaceutical plants.

“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 concluded.


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