How To Use Sherwin Williams Color Of The Year

Sherwin Williams - Urban Bronze
Sherwin Williams

As we get close to summer and are moving out of the pandemic, we’re all itching to make some major changes to our homes and freshen up our spaces. Searching for some inspiration? Well, look no further. A fun subject of debate for designers is sleuthing out the perfect color that’ll set the year’s tone. The Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year is actually a very helpful tool for consumers looking to find inspiration for their new projects. While the Color of the Year is updated yearly, rest assured, each color is perfectly timeless and will continue to liven up your home for years to come. 2021’s Urban Bronze does just that. Timeless, classic, and fresh, this 2021 Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year is sure to add that necessary bit of calm to even your most unruly spaces.  

Inspired by nature, calm, and reflection, Urban Bronze sets the backdrop for your most treasured spaces. Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams knows how important customizing your sanctuary space can be: “The home is now the ultimate retreat from the world, and the color is an easy and effective way to create a personal haven.” According to Wadden, “Urban Bronze encourages you to create a sanctuary space for mindful reflection and renewal.” 

Calming our chaotic world is a lot of pressure for paint color, but when we view our homes as our sanctuaries, starting with a calming color can actually have a significant impact on our moods. After all the havoc of 2020, Urban Bronze was chosen as 2021’s Color of the Year to bring calm and peace into the home again. Here are a few fresh ways to use it in your home: 


1. Statement Wall

Urban Bronze is the perfect color for a moody accent wall. It brings personality into your space while grounding the room. It is a welcoming color that is neutral enough to use in a large area, but still moody enough to make a statement. It’s a great warm neutral that warms the space and pairs well with fun accessories.

2. Outdoor Oasis

Using Urban Bronze in a stain finish can work great on outdoor spaces, creating a tranquil oasis that creates a soft, warm background and makes plants pop. Urban Bronze was chosen because of how well the color pairs with foliage and biophilia.

3. Casework

Casework and built-in shelves don’t have to be white! Urban Bronze provides a neutral tone great for home offices and library casework that will make your books and accessories pop.


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