November 12, 2020

Urbane Bronze: Sherwin Williams 2021 Color of the Year

I love everything about Sherwin Williams, and I live to follow their color forecasts. The designers at Sherwin Williams are truly gifted and I have the utmost respect for their art and skill to deliver the best in color.  The 2020 Sherwin Williams Color Forecast was so good and so powerful…I think 2020 robbed us of using it to its fullest potential. Let’s please let it flow into 2021 too.

In fact, in 2021 we still need palettes like:






and my personal favorite:



Having said this, the choice for the 2021 color of the year is a bit of a mystery to me.


Meet Urbane Bronze. Check this out…

This video is everything (almost).



In design, my favorite principle to apply in a space is Harmony, which is the principle of layering different textures, shapes, and colors into a home. It’s about different elements working together. Just like people. More specifically, harmony is the art of layering in natural elements into our home. Think stone, metal, water, fire, and even plants or florals.  Urbane Bronze is definitely a nod to those things, and I love this movement of including natural elements in 2021 (and beyond). The design trend of nature in our homes will be powerful and needed as we move into a new era of health and wellness.


However, we need light. We need optimism.

Urbane Bronze is too dark. It feels reclusive.

We need a home, a sanctuary not a cave.

We need warm light and love.

We need Sherwin Williams 2020 color forecast to go with us into 2021 with their…



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