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People spent more time than ever at home this past year, which inspired a renaissance of home redecorating and refreshing. And now, paint giants Sherwin-Williams are here to feed that inspiration with their color of the year reveal, signaling interior and exterior paint color trends to come in 2021. 

Every year, the Sherwin-Williams color experts meticulously select a hue to guide and inspire decor dreams. And in light of last year’s craziness, the Sherwin-Williams’ color of the year 2021 pays homage to mindful reflection and renewal – meet Urbane Bronze.

“Urbane Bronze SW 7048 is a warm and sophisticated hue that helps create a sense of calm in any space,” says Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams. “As a new neutral, Urbane Bronze can be used in exterior or interior spaces, both as a primary or accent color, and can be complemented with natural materials – like wood finishes, organic stone accents or woven textiles – to create a sense of sanctuary in any space across the home.”

This 2021 color of the year is a dark, warm brown with chameleon-like hints of green and gray. It’s both warm and elegant and perfect for small and large applications. Let’s explore how this year’s favored shade can add sophistication, warmth, and depth to any exterior or interior space.

Great Urbane Bronze Exterior Painting Uses

Dark exterior colors are having a moment – and Sherwin-Williams’ 2021 color of the year is an understated, sophisticated, and welcoming example. Whether it’s an exterior accent or the entire building, Urbane Bronze offers a calming, organic vibe to any structure. 

Although dark in hue, this year’s color offers a rich warmth that isn’t overwhelming – especially when paired with crisp accents like white or gray. Urbane Bronze is beautiful for many exterior applications, adding depth to any texture – here are a few examples:

This warehouse got a dramatic facelift with Sherwin-Williams’ 2021 color of the year. Urbane Bronze is neutral enough to blend with surroundings seamlessly, yet dramatic enough to give ordinary structures organic sophistication.

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Not ready to commit to painting the entire structure? Consider adding accents in the 2021 color of the year to revive a building with touches of warmth to add depth and character.

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Transform your entryway. The Sherwin-Williams’ 2021 color of the year on this door adds depth and character to an otherwise boring commercial building white exterior.

Interior Painting Ideas for Urbane Bronze

Urbane Bronze has also proved to be transformative on interior spaces. This past year, close quarters in quarantine and limited exposure to regular social activities have begged to create more calm and inviting spaces. The deep, rich tone of Sherwin-Williams’ color of the year 2021 adds just the right touch of statement to a conference room without being too cold or overwhelming.

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Transform a workspace or office with an accent wall to create a soothing sense of depth and character.

Create an “understated” statement in any room with a feature wall. Sherwin-Williams’ 2021 color of the year’s beauty is that it’s just dark enough to create warmth without overpowering.

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Urbane Bronze permeates this space with modern, tranquil vibes that wrap you in warmth upon entering the building.

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Hit Reset With a Space Refresh

This transformative 2021 color of the year is a clear winner for any application – adding organic warmth and character to both exterior and interior spaces. Change is in the air, and there’s no better time to get on board and revitalize a room or exterior with some new color.

As we look ahead to a return to life and work, are you feeling inspired to make a change? The experts at PPD Painting have been professionally transforming Chicagoland spaces for 15 years. 

Our award-winning expertise goes beyond just painting – our design and paint experts will make sure your project is meticulously and professionally executed and left in beautiful, pristine condition. Contact PPD Painting today to explore how you can transform any space – from office spaces to warehouses – with a touch of color.