Color of the Year 2021

The logo of the 2021 Color of the Year from Sherwin-Williams.
A brush stroke of the 2021 Color of the Year, Urbane Bronze.

Urbane Bronze
SW 7048 (245-C7)

Rooted in Nature

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. Announcing Urbane Bronze SW 7048, the 2021 Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year. Let a color rooted in nature create a feeling of calm and bring all you cherish together.

How to use this color

As a pure, minimalistic expression of nature, Urbane Bronze effortlessly conveys a feeling of warmth and welcome. A refreshing alternative and complement to gray, the hue combines beautifully with pale woods, rich leathers, metals and understated natural stone tones.

  • Create contrast with woods common in Scandinavia, such as ash.
  • Add just a touch of glimmer with polished silver or brass.
  • Juxtapose with Carrara marble, travertine or another pale-tone stone.
  • Extend the nod to nature with organic, textured textiles.

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