Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2021: Urbane Bronze

It seems all the experts are in agreement so far when it comes to predicting how color preferences will change as we move into the coming year –  we’re going to see a shift away from the cool color palette that defined the last decade and move toward warmer, more organic tones.

Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2021: Urbane Bronze paint splotch

Sherwin-Williams announced its 2021 Color of the Year (COTY) –you know, since we’re all already over 2020–and it’s Urbane Bronze, a rich shade with gray undertones.

Initially inspired by everything from fall and winter looks seen at Paris Fashion Week to the browns of the 1970s, this standout color from Sherwin-Williams’s Sanctuary palette also has its roots in the tonal shifts seen in the world of furniture.

Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2021: Urbane Bronze
Via Sherwin-Williams, Design by Vintage Revivals

Urbane Bronze is an excellent choice for an accent wall that provides a backdrop for fireplaces or other architecturally significant spaces within the home.

Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2021: Urbane Bronze
By Yabu Pushelberg

“The home is now the ultimate retreat from the world, and color is an easy and effective way to create a personal haven,” Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams, said in a press release. “Urbane Bronze encourages you to create a sanctuary space for mindful reflection and renewal.”

Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2021: Urbane Bronze used on architectural molding
Home of Interior Designer Lovisa Håger

Exemplifying our connection with nature and desire for calm, Urbane Bronze is equal parts trendy and timeless. I am seriously thinking about repainting my front door in this shade!

Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2021: Urbane Bronze metallic inspiration
Office of Kabaz Interior and Architectural firm

For 2021, we’ll see less copper and rose gold, and more bronze  used in interiors. Bronze tones are the more sophisticated and organic metallic color palette.

Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2021: Urbane Bronze exterior paint inspiration

At first glance, painting the exterior of your home Urbane Bronze may feel like a daunting proposition. The reality is that when it comes to any rich shade, the end result is sure to be both enveloping and incredibly sophisticated.

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