Sherwin Williams Color of the Year: Urbane Bronze

by | Design & Remodeling, trends

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. At the start of each year, the major paint manufacturers unveil their pick for Color of the Year. It’s always fun to try and speculate which color it may be because the possibilities are endless!

Let’s review the Sherwin Williams 2021 color of the year and ­­discuss the many ways to bring this color into your home.

The color is Urbane Bronze SW 7048, a deep greenish-grey hue with warm undertones.

(photo credit Sherwin Williams)


Sherwin Williams hosted a virtual event to introduce this color. They had nail polish and a nail file made with the color of the year and it was given to everyone who attended. (pictured below)

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 rooms
  • 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.

For help choosing the correct paint color for your space, please consider contacting our designers at Mosby Building Arts. We’re here to beautify!