From the Victorian era to present day, we’re taking a look at color through the decades to celebrate 150 years of Sherwin-Williams. In the exuberant post-war boom of the 1950s, color inspiration sprouted from a mix of styles, including mid-century modern and Scandinavian. Soft pastels like lilac and chartreuse reigned throughout the home, while pink and turquoise appliances appeared in the kitchen and laundry. Looking to bring a little of that retro ‘50s vibe into your home today? Try Chartreuse SW 0073, Radiant Lilac SW 0074, Holiday Turquoise SW 0075 and Sunbeam Yellow SW 0078.

We’re celebrating our 150th anniversary by taking a look back at color throughout the decades. Loved the 1960s? So did we! Paisleys met geometrics, boldly marking the decade of peace, love and rock ‘n’ roll. Want to add  a bit of this bright, modern palette to your home? Try Navel SW 6887, Daisy SW 6910, Exuberant Pink SW 6840 and Forget Me Not SW 6824.

A Primary Color Decision: Step 4

Ready to paint, Kirby took a quick lap around the room with painter’s tape, covered the floors and furniture with plastic drop cloths and compiled all the tools he’d need for his den makeover.

Ever wonder how to get into corners and cut edges faster and with less mess? Kirby used the Purdy Clearcut Glide paintbrush to reach into corners and move on with ease. A Purdy Marathon 3/8” roller cover added smooth, perfect coats to the wall with little effort.

A Primary Color Decision: Step 3

This is always our favorite part!

That’s a fresh can of Brittlebush (SW 6684) Cashmere® interior paint ready to go. Kirby got a low lustre finish, which is easy to clean and perfect in high traffic areas (great for this most-used room in his house!).

The sheen you choose should be based on the final look and wearability you want to achieve. Our experts can help you make your decision whenever you pick new paint!

Back Door Beautification: A recap

From dull and peeling to bright and welcoming, Amanda’s back porch got a fresh renewal with just a few coats of paint. Even better? She’s proud to have people over now that her home better reflects her cheerful, outgoing personality!

Look back through our posts for the step by step, and take a look at the supplies list below for everything you’ll need to spruce up your own home this weekend!


Frog Tape® Multi-Surface tape

Duration Exterior Latex in Naval (SW 6244)

Deckscapes® Exterior Oil Semi-Transparent Stain (custom tinted)
Purdy® Marathon™ roller cover

Roller Frames (Amanda used 9-inch and 4-inch frames)