Peacock is not for the timid, and that’s why we love it. So do the pros at Sherwin-Williams, who named “Oceanside”—their version of the saturated green-blue—their color of the year for 2018.

Here’s why: “Green-blues in deep values, such as Oceanside, respond to changes in light, which is a quality that creates intense dimension,” says Sue Wadden, the company’s director of color marketing. “It is a tremendously versatile color and harmonizes with other diverse color groups.”

We couldn’t agree more. Choosing peacock my seem like a bold move, but it delivers instant richness to any room—think mid-century modern den, luxurious old-world office or over-the-top powder room.  Peacock accentuates the radiance of  metallics and plays well with other colors, particularly those with similar strength, including saffron yellow and bright red, as demonstrated in this stunning Park City room. The cozy space shows this color at its absolute best.

Fabrics provided by Glass House and John Brooks Inc.; Photos: room by Scot Zimmerman; fabric by Adam Finkle

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