Behind the Mix: Sherwin Williams’ ColorMix 2016

Last night was the unveiling of McKenzie Design’s vignette for Sherwin Williams 2016 ColorMix event at ADAC, and we have to say we are so thrilled with our space!


This design was a bit of a boundary-pusher for Steve. He and Jill selected Sherwin Williams’ Noir color palette to work with, which offered an opportunity to audition color combinations he’s been marinating over in his mind.


The Noir palette is full of deep, rich, and somewhat moody hues that we loved working with.


To highlight the full range of the palette, we worked with a custom stencil to create a one-of-a-kind look for our walls. Here’s Steve working with the stencil and revealing the finished design:

Challenging ourselves to work with a pre-specified palette of trendsetting colors helps inform future design concepts and even inspires upcoming steve mckenzie’s fabric collections. Here’s a link to Sherwin Williams’ full 2017 ColorMix forecast – so exciting to see what’s on the horizon!


Most of the products in Steve’s interior designer space for ColorMix2016 were sourced from the superbly curated Martin Nash showroom at ADAC. The amazing rug is by Laura Walker from Verde Home.

Other Interior Designers featured at this year’s Sherwin Williams ColorMix event are Heather Roberts, Chris Scocci and Ann Wisenewski – and we couldn’t be more pleased to be in such fantastic company!


Thanks to all who came out to enjoy the interior design vignettes. We hope you were inspired by some fabulous, trendsetting color palettes!! Reach out to McKenzie Design to bring some inspiring color into your own home.

Earn CEUs while having fun with Sherwin Williams & steve mckenzie’s!

Designers – are you looking to up your GA ASID Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for the year?! Have we got an opportunity for you!

The team here at steve mckenzie’s has partnered with the folks at Sherwin Williams to host their fantastic 2016 Colormix CEU on Monday, October 5th.

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This will be our second time working with Sherwin Williams to host their Colormix workshop, the first was such a blast (see the recap here), we knew we’d continue with more of these in the future… Here’s the course description for the upcoming event in our showroom:

This course will take the participant on a visual journey with stimulating images, factual statistics and perceptive research that supports the 2016 forecast for color and design trends. This course explores the drivers influencing future color and design trends that include global, technological, historic, psychological and economic factors with specific information on four dominant color stories for Pura Vida, Mas Amor Por Favor, Nouveau Narrative and Trajectory. 

Not only does this sounds super interesting, but it’s guaranteed to be extremely educational!

To learn about this upcoming event, and how you can join the limited number of participants, please contact the steve mckenzie’s team today!


Sherwin Williams & the Cultural Influence of COLOR

Earlier this week, we hosted a great two-day seminar with local designers here at the steve mckenzie’s showroom and some fantastic folks from Sherwin Williams, who taught us all about the impact color has on cultures. It was an eye-opening and vibrant course, for sure, and we’re so happy to have been a part of it!


We began with the exploration of diverse cultures and how these cultures perceive color – giving us better insight into how to better serve these potential clients.

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We then learned to identify the historical color significance of color families, which was seriously interesting! To look back and see how colors trended throughout history and how they worked together. It really opens our eyes to how we view and use color today!


Finally, we learned how cultural similarities and disparities worked among color families, keeping in mind our goal, which is to make better educated choices related to color selection. Thinking about color on a global scale and how it impacts the world we inhabit and how we can use color to better our world was refreshing way to consider colors and cultures.


We hope to host more of these seminars in the future, so if you’re interested in learning more – and earning some ASID GA CEU credits – please reach out to our team and we’ll be happy to fill you in on what’s coming up!