Celebrating Sherwin Williams 2021 Color of the Year

In September Sherwin Williams announced its color of the year and we are loving it. In the world of interior design, 2021 is drawing emphasis on serenity, calm, joy, and relaxation in the home. After all, the home was the setting to the story that was 2020, and most likely will continue into 2021.

So let us introduce to you Sherwin Williams 2021 color of the year, Urban Bronze. This dark, warm shade with gray undertones is meant to invoke calm and comfort, making the home a retreat away from the chaos of the world, while also bringing the power of nature indoors.

Read our tips for creating a unified color palette in your home.

History of Sherwin Williams Color of the Year

With a company as old as Sherwin Williams, about 154 years old to be exact, it has become the global leader for coating manufacturing, so undoubtedly it has been leading the way with color trend forecasting for decades.

In 2019 the color experts at Sherwin Williams brought nature in with an earthy, desert color called Cavern Clay- a warm terracotta hue.

Then in 2020, they announced their color of the year Naval-a striking navy, that invoked elements of the night sky. Simultaneously, Sherwin Williams introduced the term biophilia, which they describe as “our intrinsic need as humans to interact with nature.”

While the colors and trends are changing every year, Sherwin Williams continues to draw inspiration from nature, and the human need to interact with it. Of course, Urbane Bronze for 2021 is no exception; Nature at its simplest and most elemental — embodying the richness of the Earth’s stone, metal, and wood — forges a feeling that’s grounded, meditative and serene.”

Tips for Decorating with Urbane Bronze

Urbane Bronze is a part of the Sanctuary Palette by Sherwin Williams and is influenced by Scandinavian design. This palette exudes a warm simplicity.

Pair Urban Bronze with other colors in the palette like Modern Gray, a pale stone shade with gray undertones, or Messenger Bag, a subtle earthy green.

Add other design elements, such as pale woods, like ash, and pale-toned stones like Carrera marble. These elements, while understated, are a stunning contrast with the warmth of Urbane Bronze.

For an eye-catching flicker of brilliance, urban bronze is an attractive backdrop to metals like polished silver and brass.

How will you be inspired to use Urbane Bronze in your home in 2021? It would be our delight at Flowers Painting to help bring inspiration to life for you this New Year.

About Flowers Painting

Flowers Painting is a full-service interior painting company that services the entire Charlotte metro area including Mooresville, Huntersville, Davidson, Concord, Rock Hill, and more. Call today to schedule your FREE estimate (704) 445-7750. Flowers Painting provides full painting services including color consulting, interior painting, faux finishing, textured walls, cabinet refinishing, interior stairs, handrails, and more. To see pictures of our finished work be sure to visit our website gallery.

Calm & Comfort: 2021 Painting Trends

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Paint brands like Sherwin-Williams, PPG, Benjamin Moore, and Behr began to predict the New Year’s color trend forecast this past fall, giving us glimpses of earthy tones and hues. Shades with the intent to promote and create a sense of well-being in the spaces we occupy in our homes dominated almost all of the new color schemes.

Read our tips for creating a unified color palette in your home.

Sherwin-Williams Color Palettes 2021

Sherwin-Williams designed four color palettes that include a plethora of neutrals and some pops of brights. In their palette named Sanctuary, that name alone breathes a sigh of relief, it brings in warm neutrals from the outdoors.  Colors like Pure White, Oakmoss, Pearl Gray, Clay Canyon, and a handful of others are sure to make any home and space feel like a haven.

For those looking to bring joy and optimism into 2021, Sherwin Williams palette Continuum has all the colors needed. From High Reflective White to Noval Lilac, the combination of neutrals and brights will give a sense that better days are ahead.

See more Color palettes from Sherwin-Williams here.

BHER Color Trends 2021

BHER also took a cue from nature and borrowed some calming hues. Like their palette Subtle Focus, a collection of pastels in lighter shades that create visually serene and light spaces. Colors like Seaside Villa, Canyon Dusk, and Smoky White will have anyone feeling at peace and weightless.

See more color trends from BHER here.

PPG Paint Color Palette of the Year

This is the first time that PPG has released a color palette of the year, and it does not disappoint. The trio of colors including Transcend, a sandy beige, Mistry Aqua, a watercolor blue, and Cypress, a gingery shade. Together they exude tranquility in a surprising yet pleasing way. Combining these colors will create a space for relaxation and restoration.

See the PPG Color Palette of the Year here.

Benjamin Moore Color of the Year

And last but not least, Drum roll, please. Benjamin Moore’s color of the year is Aegean Teal. This color encompasses the essence of wellbeing. It is gentle, harmonious, and soothing. Pair it with other Benjamin Moore’s colors like Atrium White to create even warmth and coziness in your home.

Use these paint color trends and others to update your home in 2021. Let our paint experts help you find a color palette that will bring the calm and comfort you have been longing for.

About Flowers Painting

Flowers Painting is a full-service interior painting company that services the entire Charlotte metro area including Mooresville, Huntersville, Davidson, Concord, Rock Hill, and more. Flowers Painting provides full painting services including color consulting, interior painting, faux finishing, textured walls, cabinet refinishing, interior stairs, handrails, and more. To see pictures of our finished work be sure to visit our website gallery.