Yes, I know. It’s August 16th, and there are still 4.5 months left for 2023, and we’re already talking about the Sherwin-Williams COTY 2024. They announced their choice on Monday.
They call it Persimmon.
It’s part of their new Renewed Comfort Color Collection.
If that’s the case, then why have I been so nauseous writing this post? And, does it mean that their previous collections were meant to make folks uncomfortable?
In addition, I don’t recall ever seeing a persimmon this color. It’s closer to red clay.
According to this website, the hex code for Persimmon is #EC5800.
Or, hex code #FF5733.
The top one, I think, is closer, but these are radio-active persimmons. Haha.
Benjamin Moore’s Racing Orange Red 2169-10 is one of the best representations of a persimmon color.
This is a color I’ve featured many times and one of my favorites in the Laurel Home Paint and Palette Collection.
But, the mystery of the name was solved when I read that the Sherwin-Williams COTY 2024 was previously named:
Pave’ Peach HGSW2085
Aside from the misleading name, is it a good wall color?
Well, it’s not the worst, and it’s a far cry from the massive failure of 2023’s horrid Redend Point; still, I long for it to be a little warmer and deeper. The problem with this color is that in the wrong hands, it could quickly look a little tired and dated. However, it might be nice in a darker room and at night with some warm lights on.
In any case, if given an architecturally stunning room, this or a similar color could work.
Another issue about the S-W choice for COTY 2024 is; I can’t find any rooms that have used this color. Not always, but most of the time, it might be a good idea to look at another paint color.
However, I found one very close image, and it was easy to manipulate the color to look like Persimmon.
photo-Aimee Mazenga – design – Alexandra-Kaehler
Benjamin Moore Mesa Peach 1200
I’m not terribly fond of this color, either.
However, the Sherwin-Williams color below, I think, is fantastic.
The color above is the next color in the fan deck and a little deeper. Sherwin Williams Baked Clay 6340. They featured this historical home on their website.
In addition, Sherwin-Williams has some other gorgeous colors I would’ve preferred to see instead of the lackluster Persimmon.
One of them is Reynard sw 6348.
But, here’s what’s funny.
During my research, I came across this:
I began chuckling to myself when I saw that I chose Reynard back in 2018 as the preferred COTY over the one they selected.
Another place you can see a similar color to S-W COTY – Persimmon is in Gil Schafer’s portfolio of the William Gatewood House.
Below are two more S-W colors I prefer over Persimmon.
Sherwin-Williams Chrysanthemum sw 6347
Above is Sherwin-Williams Baked Clay sw 6340
Last year I did the board above with Racing Orange Red. As I mentioned earlier, this one is wonderful if you’re looking for a beautiful Persimmon color.
While doing one of the more muted shades, I feel they look best a little deeper than Sherwin-Williams’ COTY selection.
Otherwise, I think this color family is easier to work with in the more pale shades, such as another Laurel Home Paint and Palette Collection Color, Sunlit Coral 2170-60
Ben Pentreath’s charming living room inspired the board above.
What do you think of Sherwin-Williams’ choice for COTY 2024?
I think the problem with these colors is that the words peach and mauve got demoted after the 80s glut of those colors. I confess. My bridesmaids wore peach-colored dresses for my wedding in 1988.
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