Have you ever been in the ocean, feeling the waves rushing around you, swishing against your legs and the tips of your fingers? The water is untameable, but also invigorating. The ocean is a mighty part of nature, and it covers 71 percent of our planet. Its depths are mostly unexplored, leaving much of what exists beneath the waves a mystery.
That mystery and majestic natural beauty is what our Color of the Year, Atlantic Waves, can bring to the walls of your home. It’s a dark green that favors the color of algae over the color of foliage, and it evokes a sense of wonder and quiet.
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Colors like Tropical Dream and Midnight Magic make bold aesthetic statements with their respective brightness and darkness, and Atlantic Waves feels similar. Yet at the same time, it also feels subtler than those colors, similar to Fair Maiden. Green is generally a gentler, more soothing color, but adding darkness to it evokes feelings of nostalgia and imagination similar to Into the Stratosphere. It feels like the wild and chaotically beautiful nature of the sea, while also feeling like the sense of calm that comes from hearing waves lapping on the shore. Looking at this color allows the viewer to slip into more complex thoughts and feelings and analyze how they work together to create something truly unique (and dare we say, poetic). If you’re looking for a color with layers of meaning attached to it, Atlantic Waves is for you.
Atlantic Waves may be on the subtler side, but it is also bold enough to be used as a statement color, since it will not fade into the background as easily as its counterpart Fair Maiden. It’s also dark enough to be used as a contrast color, combined with various shades of white, beige, light woodsy brown colors, terra cotta and pale blue.
Where to Paint Atlantic Waves
Since Atlantic Waves is a darker natural color, it may not work the best in a bedroom, but it would definitely work well in family/dining rooms, kitchens, bathrooms and closets. It would also work as an accent wall combined with lighter colors.
If you choose to paint a large space with Atlantic Waves, you could also experiment with some of your decor to continue with the natural theme. You could put up cream-colored, beige or dark brown blinds on your windows. You could also add light-colored throw pillows, or match up the dark green with some lighter plant-based green color. Or, you could go down a route of contrast and add pops of bold and bright color to spice up your space. This color is versatile, so it’s up to you!
Do you want to change colors, but you’re not sure whether Atlantic Waves is right for you? We can help you figure out what colors and designs are right for your home in one of our free design consultations. We will also give you a free sample quart of paint to try. Every idea has many facets, and we can help you translate your ideas into something meaningful and lasting.