Learn about the Color Of The Year 2021 Sherwin Williams Urbane Bronze SW 7048 , it’s undertone and what rooms it looks amazing in!
See it in real spaces and the colors to pair it with!
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What is the Color of the Year 2021?
Just announced the color gurus at Sherwin Williams have named Urbane Bronze SW 7048 as it’s signature color for 2021.
Sherwin Williams always has cutting edge design advice regarding color.
I love this sophisticated neutral color!
My favorite colors are neutrals and this is such a stunning neutral brown.
It’s timeless and can look contemporary or classic, fitting all design styles: modern, traditional, transitional, farmhouse, boho and french country.
It’s warmer than black and pairs beautifully with whites, grays, greens and amber hues.
It has depth and can add the contrast your space may need!
Sherwin Williams Urbane Bronze 7048
What color is Sherwin Williams Urbane Bronze?
Urbane Bronze is actually a dark gray, that has a slight bronze-brown undertone to it.
It is in the same color family (and on the same paint strip) as Worldly Gray SW 7043 and Amazing Gray SW 7044, two other popular gray, greige paint colors that I have used with my design client’s paint color consults.
SW Urbane Bronze 7048
Paint Strip with SW Urbane Bronze 7048 and the paint colors in the same family:
Here’s another look at this family of colors in Color Strip 245:
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A Description Of Sherwin Williams Urbane Bronze
This is how Sherwin Williams describes this gorgeous bronze color:
This warm hue draws from nature for a feeling of relaxation and serenity.
The moments worth cherishing are right in front of us – sometimes we need a little reminder.
Stay grounded with a color whose natural simplicity cultivates a sense of calm from the ground up.
Tap into nature with a hue whose warmth and comfort breathe down-to-earth tranquility.
Our 2021 Color of the Year, Urbane Bronze, captures that simple sophistication every space is searching for.
What is the undertone of Sherwin Williams Urbane Bronze?
SW Urbane Bronze is a stunning gray with a brown undertone.
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What is the LRV of Sherwin Williams Urbane Bronze?
Sherwin Williams Urbane Bronze has an LRV of 8.
LRV, or Light Reflectance Value, measures the percentage of light a paint color reflects.
It’s a number to assign how light or dark a paint color looks on a scale of 0 (black) to 100 (white).
The higher the LRV number is, the lighter the color is.
The lower the LRV number is – the darker the color is.
So an LRV or 8 means that SW Urbane Bronze is a dark color that doesn’t reflect much light.
You can still use it however, in a dark room such as a den or basement movie theater room to create a cozy, moody feeling.
RGB Value of Urbane Bronze
The Hex and RGB values are R: 86 G: 81 B: 75 Hex Value: #56514b
What finishes and materials does SW Urbane Bronze pair with?
This serene color pairs beautifully with metal, wood and stone.
Natural materials like wood finishes, stone accents, and mixed metals ties this earthy neutral back to its nature-inspired roots.
What paint colors does SW Urbane Bronze 7048 go with?
Pair it with other warm neutrals and bone whites, like Sherwin Williams Modern Gray SW 7632 or BM OC-17 White Dove to create an updated take on minimalism.
If you want to bring in more color, modern greens, like Sherwin Williams Messenger Bag W 7740, can be introduced to add a hint of bolder style.
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Sherwin Williams Modern Gray
Sherwin Williams Messenger Bag
Where can Sherwin Williams Urbane Bronze be used?
Urbane bronze is a gorgeous exterior color for siding, front doors, garage doors and fences and Adirondack chairs!
It’s also a stunning color for a dresser, buffet, cabinet or an accent wall!
Use it in a living room, family room, powder room, den, cozy bedroom or boy’s bedroom, movie theatre room, dining room and on cabinets!
Use it with a warm white like Shoji White SW 7042 or a clean white like Pure White SW 7005
I love how the trim is painted the same Urbane Bronze color as the walls in this space:
love this gorgeous bar cabinet!
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SW Urbane Bronze 7048 vs SW Iron Ore 7069
Sherwin Williams Iron Ore is also a gorgeous dark, elegant color. It’s darker and more black than Urbane Bronze.
It’s more dramatic and bolder in feeling than Urbane Bronze.
SW Urbane Bronze 7048
SW Iron Ore 7069
Sherwin Williams Urbane Bronze SW 7048 versus Iron Ore SW 7069
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Dottie Willard says
You give great info BUT there are so many pop ups that I can barely read your content. It is very frustrating, and sometimes I just give up.
Hello Dottie – Thank you for reading my article on Urbane Bronze! Have a beautiful day!
Painiting the outside of my home. Shutters and coloumns will be Urbane Bronze. Could my exterior house color be Origami white?
Nicole Benzinger says
Do you have any favorite curtains from the pictures above you could link that coordinate well with the urbane bronze?
I would go with white or a oatmeal color for drapes.
Antonia Kilpatrick says
Struggling with this (gorgeous) urban bronze choice for master bath. It is currently a taupe color with a matching color sunken tub. Will this color work with a taupe colored tub? I cannot change tub. Any suggestions. Tired of taupe. Many thanks
What ceiling color would you recommend with the Urbane Bronze? It would be in a dining room with white wainscoting and a tray ceiling. Thanks!
Hello Stephanie – I’d have to see some pictures of your room first. Email me at [email protected] to enquire about my online color design services! xo Heather
Hi, I have a contemporary style home and was wondering your thoughts of using this beautiful color on the exterior.
Thank for any advice
Hi Laura – you can email me for exterior paint color advice! Heather
Karen Harrison says
Hi Heather~ I am in the process of painting our home. I am wanting to change the appearance to a more updated look. I love my brick so not painting it but changing my dormers from a tan to White Duck by Sherwin Williams but thinking of using Urbane Bronze on my shutters. I am stumped on what color to paint garage doors and inside of my garage floor and exterior doors in garage.
I know that seems kinda of crazy but I see a lot of green in the colors above urbane bronze. I am not good at change. I’ll email a picture to you and if you would be interested in making a suggestion that would be great. Thanks. I flip houses for a living but this is my personal home and I have to live with my choice.
Hello Karen – You can email me about my online paint color services and we can chat some more about a paint color consult and the perfect colors for your home! 🙂
Love your Page! I just happened upon it!
Tell me your thoughts 🙂
We are painting our walls, accent walls Oyster and all others and trim white shadow (already the paint color) We want to paint our cabinets and are leaning towards Balanced Beige with the island cabinets a darker color. Would you suggest grizzle gray, black fox or this Urbane Bronze?
We want to go more beige than gray, would your first cabinet color choice be balanced beige? I am open to suggestions – I just do not want to go with white. Thank you!!
Hello Heather – I painted my media room Peppercorn with the exception of one wall that the tv is on. The media room consist of a brown leather sofa recliner and two green chairs. What are some color suggestions that you would recommend. Please help
Hi! I love Peppercorn! Unfortunately I can’t recommend coordinating colors without seeing everything in your room including the flooring!