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!
I’m so excited! The first color of the Year 2021 is HERE!!
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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.
I love this sophisticated neutral color!
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 can add the contrast your space may need!
Sherwin Williams Urbane Bronze 7048
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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:
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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.
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.
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, 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.
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!
love this gorgeous bar cabinet!
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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