Is Deep Brown the Next Biggest Color Trend?


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."

Sherwin-Williams cites Urbane Bronze as the new neutral that can be used anywhere in the home, inside or out. Whether used as a primary or accent color, Urbane Bronze conveys a sense of comfort and respite in bedrooms, living rooms and dens, or calm concentration in home offices.

 

Here are four spaces with Andersen® products that reflect the trend:

Modern Dark Urbane Bronze Home

This stunning customer home features deep brown accent siding against a dark black to add more warmth to the exterior.

The Dark Bronze exterior featured on the Andersen MultiGlide™ door and E-Series windows creates a contrast against the exterior of both buildings.

Dark and Urbane Bronze Bedroom with White Sheets and White Windows

Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams, recommends pairing Urbane Bronze with elegant whites such as the windows in this gorgeous primary bedroom.

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