Sherwin-Williams launches online virtual panel studio
May 9, 2018 | 10:09 am CDT

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Sherwin-Williams, through its Industrial Wood Coatings division, has introduced the Virtual Panel Studio, a new online inspiration tool that provides furniture, kitchen cabinet and other wood product designers access to a complete library of high-resolution images of finished wood panels.

These panels can be saved, downloaded, used in renderings and shared with customers or fellow collaborators to inspire future projects, any time and from anywhere.

When logged into their password-protected account, wood product designers and product developers can search and save hundreds of high-resolution wood panel images in the latest trending colors and finishes. The panel images are frequently updated, and users can download them in a variety of formats to be used within design software, create private collections for future reference or share with clients or fellow design team members. Sherwin-Williams curated collections are also available for users to learn about the latest in trending finishes, innovative techniques and popular coating technologies.

Once a designer or product developer has identified their favorite panels in the Virtual Panel Studio, they should make an appointment at the Sherwin-Williams Global Color and Design Center (GCDC) in Greensboro, North Carolina, where a team of color stylists can help them bring their own proprietary finish to life.

To learn more about the Sherwin-Williams Virtual Panel Studio™ online resource and the Global Color and Design Center, visit

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