Upward: Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2024 

By Toll Brothers 2 minute read

The new year is a great time to discover an inspiring new hue for your home.  

The Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2024 is Upward SW 6239, a serene light blue that harmonizes perfectly with on-trend warm neutrals. According to Sue Wadden, Director of Color Marketing at Sherwin-Williams, icy blues such as Upward “act as an exquisite counterbalance, ensuring all the warmth in our palettes is in harmonious equilibrium.” 

Learn more about Upward, the many colors and design styles that it complements, and how this popular hue might be the perfect choice for a variety of rooms in your new Toll Brothers home. 


Interior Design Styles That Complement the Sherwin-Williams 2024 Color of the Year 

Upward’s breezy blue-gray tone is incredibly versatile, effortlessly complementing an array of interior design styles. It is especially effective when incorporated into spaces with coastal, farmhouse, transitional, or traditional aesthetics.  

“Used as an accent or all over, in classic coastal or casual Nordic styles, the airy, misty-hued beauty dwells where the fairest-weather blue finds just a hint of silver lining,” shared Wadden. 


Colors That Coordinate with Sherwin-Williams Upward 

Upward pairs well with a variety of colors and is a beautiful addition to soft coastal palettes that lean heavily on white and blue.  

The experts at Sherwin-Williams recommend coordinating Upward with colors including Snowbound SW 7004, Drift of Mist SW 9166, Gale Force SW 7605, Tricorn Black SW 6258, Honeydew SW 6428, Palm Leaf SW 7735, or Antiquarian Brown SW 0045


Where to Use Upward Blue Paint Color in Your Home 

Upward blue can add a tranquil touch to any room. Use it as a wall color or accent in spaces that could benefit from calming energy – from a nursery or bedroom to the kitchen, office, bathroom, or workout area. 

1. Upward blue paint in a nursery creates a dreamy space and complements a variety of themes.

Twin Oaks by Toll Brothers in San Ramon, CA 


2. Shiplap painted in Upward blue adds a chic touch to a neutral-toned great room.

Regency at Santa Rita Ranch by Toll Brothers in Liberty Hill, TX


3. A pop of Upward blue adds a unique touch to a beautiful white kitchen.

Haven Oaks by Toll Brothers in Orlando, FL


For more colorful design inspiration, visit the “Design” section of our Build Beautiful blog. 

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