Inspired by a Sanctuary Color Palette

Sanctuary Color Trend

Sherwin-Williams recently revealed color palettes to forecast 2021 design trends. We're taking a look at the calmest palette - Sanctuary. Filled with neutrals, Sanctuary is refined and subdued sophistication, with a hint of warmth.

Living Room with Fireplace

Fun fact: Most of Perennials’ top fabrics are white, beige, and grey. Clients love our fabrics because they can live with an all-white sofa without worry. When Sherwin-Williams announced their 2021 ColorMix forecast, one color palette caught our eye. Inspired by the concept of nesting, Sanctuary is a feeling we are more than familiar with after months of social distancing.

How can clients achieve this sense of sanctuary? Designers tell us below.

I love a room that explores tonality with serene neutrals, while appreciating a good dose of color.

Punch it Up with Pillows

Tracy Morris Design incorporated plush pillows in the banquette dining design above.

“Creating a sanctuary is all about a space that feels comfortable and relaxed. We created a banquette with lots of pillows for a casual dining space but still had a bit of fun with the chair fabric,” explains Tracy Morris. “Using Perennials is great for creating a sanctuary so you don’t have to stress about spills or stains. You can really enjoy the space with family and friends.”

Neutral Patterns

Tonal neutral prints and patterns create intrigue in a sophisticated way. Perennials’ Ink Blot quality in White Sands is a fun yet elegant upholstery option.

“We love the understated elegance of a neutral, organic pattern – with the added benefit of being high performance for an active family,” say Beth Dotolo and Carolina Gentry of Pulp Design Studios.

Texture is Key

Nashville-based interior designer Chelsea Robinson created the serene space above. Chelsea notes, “For this living room we used soft whites mixed with neutral tones and textures to create the perfect environment for a peaceful & beautiful beach house retreat – understated elegance at its best!”

Add Art!

“The formal living room in this Pebble Beach home is used both for entertaining and lounging, so we selected pieces that balance structure with softness,” says Houston-based designer Laura U. Her formula to the great design?

  • The Dmitriy sofa is exquisitely made
  • The slipper chair is scaled comfortably and upholstered in Perennials’ eye-catching Ink Blot
  • The dynamic swish of aubergine – from the artwork by Donald Martiny – adds a bold punch
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