Sherwin-William’s 2021 color of the year is here, and its slate grey base with coppery undertones are simultaneously subdued, earthy and bold. Here are a few ways you can use “Urbane Bronze” to add depth and character to your home.
Like the rest of us, this year has likely seen you at home far more than you anticipated. And if you’ve grown weary with the walls of your home, perhaps a fresh coat of paint is in order. Thankfully, Sherwin-Williams has embraced a soothing, natural tone for their 2021 Color of the Year: Urbane Bronze.
Urbane Bronze is a beautiful, rich neutral color that is both subdued yet bold and can imbue any space with a sense of calm and earthiness. As Sue Waddan, the director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams puts it, “Urbane Bronze is a comforting color, drawing from nature for a feeling of relaxation and serenity.” We could all use a little extra relaxation and serenity right about now.
The brownish-gray shade of Urbane Bronze works well in a variety of applications, both indoors and out. But this dark neutral is especially well-suited for the spaces in your home where focus and calm is needed. Here are a few good ways to use Sherwin-William’s Color of the Year In 2021.
Urbane Bronze goes beautifully in spaces with wood construction. The dark earthiness of the tone creates depth while also having a grounding effect. And if you’re one for plants and other flora, the color is a perfect natural backdrop for your greenery.
Your home office is undoubtedly a space that’s prime for imbuing a little extra calm, and Urbane Bronze can work wonders here. The warmth of the color feels almost nostalgic yet its gray undertones give it a modern twist, making it a perfect and cozy color to help you stay focused.
Darkly painted kitchen cabinets can be a bold statement, and it’s one that Urbane Bronze makes quite well. Paired with marble countertops, the color can bring a distinct air of sophistication to your cooking space.
Urbane Bronze works especially well in smaller spaces. It can transform an upstairs landing into an inviting, cozy area where you can go to relax and let life’s troubles slip away for a while. Add to your decor some hardwood furniture and cozy seating and you’ll imbue your space with character and sophistication.
Contrasting a lightly-colored space or an area with ample natural light with an Urbane Bronze accent wall can transform it into an area that’s easy to relax in. Urbane Bronze’s warmth can bring a bit of the natural outside world into your home, creating an inviting area that feels soothing and secure.
Urbane Bronze is unquestionably a bold color, yet it is undeniably classy in its statement. The color can transform the exterior of a home to give it a sense of modern sophistication while feeling organic and alive.