Sherwin-Williams’ color of the year for 2021 is rich and bold neutral. Urbane Bronze SW 7048 is a soft, grounding gray-brown shade inspired by nature and meant to embody our current need for serenity and stability. Moreover, according to Sue Wadden (a director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams), home decor is now a retreat from the world. The color is a simple and effective way to build a personal haven. Arizona Dust, Cherry Taupe, and Dusty Lavender are dark, organic colors that add vibrancy and warmth while remaining subtle and sophisticated.
Henceforth, Blissful Blue, Academy Gray, Lucy Blue, and Garden Flower are timeless, common greens and blues taken straight from nature on the cooler side of the spectrum. The paint colors are available at Lowe’s and several independent paint stores across the country, though color names and shades can differ. Moreover, Williams Just has Dropped his 2021 Color for wall paints. These colors are beautiful. Grey undertones balance the earthy brown to produce a gritty, profoundly soothing color that resembles burnished metal or weathered stone.
Whenever we used Urbane Bronze as an accent color or a primary, it makes a subtle, elegant statement despite its extreme saturation. To build a comfortable atmosphere in a bedroom or den, use it on all four walls. Paint built-ins or kitchen cabinetry in Urbane Bronze for a sleek, contemporary look, then finish the surrounding walls in a warm white to even out the darkness. The bold color often looks great in smaller amounts, such as on your front door or a living room accent wall.
Wadden recommends using furniture made of natural materials, such as wood, to bring out the color’s organic feel. Choose accents with a range of textures, such as worn leather, faux sheepskin, and aged metals, to add dimension. Sherwin-Williams stores around the country carry the paint color.