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Sherwin Williams 2021 Top Interior Color for Professional Home Stagers and Designers.

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Home Stagers, Decorators, Renovators, and Interior Designers alike take note this year, Sherwin Williams named Urbane Bronze (SW 7048) the top shade for 2021.

Sherwin Williams describes the hue as one that “captures that simple sophistication every space is searching for.” The color also has a “natural simplicity and nature-inspired energy that cultivates a sense of calm from the ground up.”

Urbane Bronze is an earthy, warm hue that is rooted in nature and pairs nicely with white or greige. We love this color for its timeless richness that looks good in a variety of ways – as the primary color for a space, an accent wall, to add depth to built-in bookcases, and even for trim. Urbane Bronze is a versatile and easy-to-live-with dark neutral that, like all paint colors, changes subtly with the light, and works well in a range of interiors and applications big and small.

This color looks especially good paired with leather furniture, green accents, such as plants, and white décor for added contrast with Urbane Bronze. Adding in any other type of natural elements also helps keep consistent with the serene, earthy vibe. You could use lighter wood tones in furniture or accessories, woven light fixtures, or nature-inspired art. 

We used Urbane Bronze in the transformation of a 1990’s fireplace stage this past winter. It is featured as an accent wall for the living room. This created a high-end look without committing to an entire room. We then, paired the color with Requisite Gray by Sherwin Williams. The living room couch set brought in a balance of colors between the beiges. We added a round mirror over the fireplace with a bronze frame that helped tie in these earthy neutrals back to their nature-inspired roots. The mix of metals with Urbane Bronze helped to create a sophisticated space.
Interior color for 2021 - Helpful Home Staging

Color is fun and inspiring, and exploring new colors in your home is a great way to transform a space. Changing a paint color seems like a small task, but in fact, it makes a big impact. 

“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.

Color is fun and inspiring, and exploring new colors in your home is a great way to transform a space. Changing a paint color seems like a small task, but in fact, it makes a big impact. 

“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.

Dinning Room Design - Helpful Home Staging
Dinning Room Design - Helpful Home Staging

How to use this color in your home:

  • Pick one wall on which to use the color as an accent
  • Apply to only the inside border of an entryway between areas
  • Pass-through spaces like hallways are a good place to try bolder colors
  • Use it on molding or trim to define a more dramatic look

Adding a new color to your home isn’t just about paint colors. Consider adding accent pieces in the Urbane Bronze color, such as rugs, pillows, throw blankets or furniture. Use complementing shades of light neutrals and gray to achieve an airier, minimalistic look or incorporate modern greens to enhance the shade’s darker, moodier feel.

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