love it or hate it: Sherwin Williams new numbering system

So I recently learned that Sherwin Williams entire numbering system is in the process of changing!  Many of you familiar with the system know it was a 4 number system, and now they’re going to a 5 number system.  And the numbers are not similar at all.  For example, Pure White was SW 7005, and now is SW 30008.

Translation:  I’m gonna have to relearn all of my most favorite numbers again!  EEEKKK. Oh well.  I GUESS I’ll adapt.

The silver lining?  Word is there is about a 100 new colors in this new system.

Oh and these are what the new swatch cards look like:

sherwin williams paint colors 2014

They remind me of trading cards.  I think I kinda like them.

How do you other designers/home renovator/Sherwin Williams paint lovers feel about this?  Love it or hate it??

PS. TGIF! 🙂

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4 comments

  1. My question is…how do you coordinate colors since there is not a spectrum of colors anymore? Any hints as to how to find colors in the same spectrum. The SW employee had no idea how to do this with this new system. 😦

    1. Just seeing this comment! Boo! I’m not sure about how the whole numbering system is organized now. It will be interesting to see how they move forward with it!

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