CLEVELAND, June 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 200 community spaces across the U.S. and Canada received a fresh coat of paint in April and May, courtesy of Sherwin-Williams. The company is also sharing three color palettes curated for kids' spaces, which were inspired by these and other makeovers it has given children's organizations over the years. It's all part of Sherwin-Williams eighth annual National Painting Week, which kicks off today.
Since 2012, Sherwin-Williams employees have celebrated National Painting Week by volunteering their time, donating paint and supplies, and showcasing the power of paint and color to transform deserving local organizations, including community centers, schools, animal shelters and more. Ongoing partnerships with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Canada, Ronald McDonald House Charities and Rebuilding Together help match local stores with organizations in need. And along with Sherwin-Williams team efforts, many painting contractors and builders donate their time to local projects, providing crucial additional labor and expertise.
"Our employees and partners are passionate about lending a helping hand in their communities," said Ellen Moreau, senior vice president of marketing communications at Sherwin-Williams. "Many of the organizations we partner with during National Painting Week haven't been painted in years. We love their enthusiastic reaction when they see how a new color palette and a fresh coat of paint can totally transform their space."
For this year's National Painting Week, Sherwin-Williams employees donated more than 2,500 gallons of paint and 1,300 hours of their time to their local communities. Since the first National Painting Week in 2012, more than 35,700 gallons of paint have been donated to make over more than 1,500 community organizations.
Since many of the organizations that receive a fresh coat of paint and a pop of color during National Painting Week provide a safe and inspiring place for children, Sherwin-Williams curated its favorite project-inspired shades into three go-to color palettes for kids' spaces.
"These fun, kid-friendly palettes were inspired by the hundreds of projects we've completed for children as part of National Painting Week—from gymnasiums and classrooms to bedrooms and backyard playhouses," said Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams. "Each colorful collection represents the free spirit and good nature of kids, making it simple to create beautiful spaces in which they can thrive."
Among the many community projects that inspired the palettes were those completed in collaboration with kids' design guru Mandi Gubler of the DIY blog Vintage Revivals. Gubler has worked with Sherwin-Williams to design more than 10 kids' spaces and has given back to her community in southern Utah as part of National Painting Week since 2014.
The project-inspired Sherwin-Williams kids' palettes are:
- The Art Prodigy: For children who are always creating. Their style is eclectic and maximalist, resulting in a wild combination of bright colors and décor. This palette is ideal for playrooms and preschools, where children are encouraged to learn and dream. Colors include: Determined Orange SW 6635, Oceanside SW 6496, Confident Yellow SW 6911, Charisma SW 6605 and High Reflective White SW 7757.
- The Explorer: For children who love to discover the wonders of nature. Their style is bohemian, featuring lots of green along with soothing whites and nature motifs. This palette instills a sense of calm in a room, so it's perfect for bedrooms and nap areas at day care centers. Colors include: Secret Garden SW 6181, Alabaster SW 7008, Lantern Light SW 6687, Down Pour SW 6516 and Cavern Clay SW 7701.
- The Social Butterfly: For children who love pop culture and having fun. Their style is modern, bold and cool. This palette is great for community centers and rec rooms, where kids go to spend time with friends. Colors include: Pink Shadow SW 0070, Tidewater SW 6477, Pure White SW 7005, Softened Green SW 6177 and Web Gray SW 7075.
More information on National Painting Week, including the 200 projects completed this year and all of the communities that Sherwin-Williams has helped improve since 2012, is available online at swpaintingweek.com.
About Sherwin-Williams National Painting Week
Sherwin-Williams National Painting Week is an annual celebration dedicated to the transformative power of paint and color in our homes and in our communities. Every year thousands of Sherwin-Williams associates volunteer to refresh hundreds of local spaces, including community centers, historic landmarks and more. We aim to inspire DIYers and pros to embrace paint as a powerful solution for transformation.
For more than 150 years, Sherwin-Williams has been an industry leader in the development of technologically advanced paint and coatings. As the nation's largest specialty retailer of paint and painting supplies, Sherwin-Williams is dedicated to supporting both do-it-yourselfers and painting professionals with exceptional and exclusive products, resources to make confident color selections and expert, personalized service at its more than 4,300 neighborhood stores across North America. For more information, visit sherwin-williams.com. Join Sherwin-Williams on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.