This year everyone is turning to tones that can be found in nature. I think this year has taught us that no matter what’s going on in the world, it’s important to have a space where at the end of a long day, you can retreat to and relax.
Sherwin Williams recently announced their 2021 color of the year, and it’s Urbane Bronze! This simple, yet sophisticated color is really speaking to me. It’s rooted in nature and provides just a touch of drama for a modern traditional or transitional bedroom.
This color would also look great in an office space or a kitchen. Because the color is dark, it’s best in a room that has a lot of natural light. I would also only recommend using it on one wall as a feature or accent wall if your space does not get a ton of natural light.
This warm neutral color will look best when paired with other warm neutrals like Sherwin Williams Modern Gray and Messenger Bag. This color will also really make mixed metals shine so don’t be afraid to mix it up!
Like with any good design project, I like to start off with a mood board. A mood board is simply a collection of images you find online (most likely on Pinterest) that you think you either might like to use or that you like the look and feel of.
Then, when you’re out shopping for actual products, you can refer back to this mood board to make sure you’re sticking to your overall design scheme. Some things to keep in mind when creating mood boards are:
Now that you’ve created your mood board, you can start shopping for products and selecting paint colors. I like to print out my mood board and use it as a reference. You can also take a picture of it to keep on your phone for when you’re out shopping. Couple of tips for pulling it all together:
This is the render of a bedroom I created using Sherwin Williams Color Of The Year, Urbane Bronze. This is such a rich color, so I wanted to make sure the headboard was light to create some contrast.
I brought in gold accents with the chandelier, artwork, and other pieces in the room. The gold also helps to reflect the light coming into the space helping it to not feel dark. The area rug helps ground the space, and the pattern resembles water to me.
I also brought in other natural elements with the wood print artwork above the bed and the faux plant in the corner. This modern traditional style bedroom is inviting and relaxing.
Looking for other ways to use Urbane Bronze in your home? I’ve teamed up with a couple of designer friends to bring you their take on this earthy color!
Katy designed a beautiful modern master retreat! Check out her design at brassandbrick.com
Brigett designed this beautiful kitchen! Check her out on Facebook.
Check out Sadie’s relaxing office space at Southern Ambition