ROCKVILLE, MD (February 24, 2017) – Mid-Atlantic Paint Producer, McCormick Paints, announces Coastal Fog (MCC 0213), as the 2017 Color of the Year. Inspired by coastal living and lighthouses. Coastal Fog is a calming, warm, timeless yet modern and stylish color suitable for any time of the year and any environment. This relaxed hue reminds us of those lazy summer days we long for or that exotic trip when sun, sand and water were just a stone’s throw away!

This color is all about creating a relaxing, airy and serene atmosphere, calming the senses and refreshing a space, producing a haven from the stresses of the outside world. The warmth in this color gives it versatility to pair with any color scheme. Sage Green and golden brown blend together in one of the most versatile and beautiful neutrals.

Coastal Fog finds its place in both interior and exterior settings. For interiors this is a great color to showcase furniture, accent pieces and artwork. For exterior settings, this color gives developers, builders and designers a warm color choice that pairs well with white, cream and charcoal. It is a fantastic mid-range color that is comfortable among popular earth tones or while standing alone as an accent wall feature color.

McCormick Paints Color of the Year Election:
To arrive at the selection of McCormick Paints Color of the Year, McCormick Paints takes cues from standouts in architecture, textiles, home furnishings and the arts. All areas of design, popular travel destinations, as well as new lifestyles. This year American Coastal Style served as leading inspiration for the 2017 color of the year. This particular style evokes a mood or a feeling of casual, breezy, seaside relaxation. American Coastal Style can be broken into subcategories like transitional coastal, coastal cottage, and contemporary coastal. Regardless of which sub-style you prefer, “Coastal Fog” will immediately help transform your space and give it the feeling of a relaxed coastal environment. So even if you live hundreds of miles inland, go ahead and push back those drapes and let that glorious sunlight pour in. Who would want to obscure a gorgeous beach view anyway?

About McCormick Paints
McCormick Paints has been manufacturing and retailing paint to professionals and homeowners alike for over 55 years. With its headquarters and manufacturing facilities located in Maryland, McCormick Paints formulates its products specifically for this region.  McCormick Paints operates 29 company owned stores throughout Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Delaware, with another location in Raleigh, North Carolina. All McCormick Paints stores are staffed by full-time paint professionals offering a full line of paints, accessories and spray equipment as well as a color system of 1320 colors and custom color matching services. For more information, visit the McCormick Paints website at