Sherwin-Williams recently announced Urbane Bronze (SW 7048) as the Color of the Year for 2021. The color is a warm, sophisticated bronze, which is said to inspire people to find sanctuary in any space. Urbane Bronze is an anchor that grounds the mind in calm and stability with its ties to the natural world.
Sue Wadden, director of color marketing, leads the Sherwin-Williams global color and design team to research and identify key trends that influence the way we interact with color. From those findings, the team turns emerging themes into the annual Colormix Forecast and zeroes in on a Color of the Year.
From the height of its popularity in the ’70s and resurfacing in the ’90s, brown hues are once again making a comeback as homeowners seek more earthy, natural palettes in their homes.
"The home is now the ultimate retreat from the world, and color is an easy and effective way to create a personal haven," Wadden said. "Urbane Bronze encourages you to create a sanctuary space for mindful reflection and renewal."