Sherwin Williams Urbane Bronze Color of Year

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Paint and wood coatings specialist Sherwin-Williams has chosen Urbane Bronze as its 2021 Color of the Year, a theme that the company said inspires finding “sanctuary in any space for mindful reflection and renewal.”

Also known as SW 7048, the color is part of the Sanctuary palette in the company’s 2021 Colormix Forecast, which aims to help influence and complement interior design trends in the year ahead.

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

“Urbane Bronze is a comforting color, drawing from nature for a feeling of relaxation and serenity,” Wadden added. “There’s also reassurance in its sentimentality, with nostalgic ties to the design of the 1970s and ‘90s, but with gray undertones that give it a distinctly modern twist.”

The company said that whether it is used as an accent or main color, Urbane Bronze is “the new neutral that can be used anywhere in the home, inside or out. … Urbane Bronze has an anchoring quality that conveys a sense of comfort and sanctuary in bedrooms, living rooms and dens or calm concentration in home offices.”

Urbane Bronze, the company’s 11th color of the year, is available to order online or pick up at Sherwin-Williams stores nationwide. Further information on this tone can be found by clicking here.