Sue Wadden, the Director of Color Marketing at Sherwin Williams, has the exciting job of choosing the company’s color of the year. Since 2010, the company reveals the trendiest color for homeowners to incorporate in to their homes.
In 2018, she chose Oceanside, a deep teal hue that brings drama to every room. From furnishings to accents, this color of the year made its surroundings pop. But the color she chose for 2019 is a little more mellow and has deep Southwest roots. The 2019 Color of the Year is Cavern Clay (SW 7701).
Sherwin Williams describes it as “forged by sun, fired by desert, layers of history, where soul meets earth.” Wadden told Forbes why she chose Cavern Clay: “We will embrace our pioneering spirits and artisan ingenuity…Cavern Clay, embodies renewal, simplicity and free-spirited, bohemian flair.”
Now that you have a vision of this color, let’s discuss three ideas for you to incorporate it in to your home!
1. Use a Complementary Accent Palette
Cavern Clay is an earthy hue that adds a touch of mid-century modern style with a Southwest undertone. If you want to bring renewal and peace, then paint your walls in this unique color of the year. But its fiery tone needs accent pieces to balance it.
Sherwin Williams identified a few complementary colors that, when combined, shout “ancient, yet fully alive”. Take a look at this palette, and incorporate similarly colored accent pieces.
- Dark Clove (SW 9183): This timeless paint color resembles coffee or chocolate. It serves as the darkest color in the palette, so it should be used sparingly.
- Origami White (SW 7636): Without being stark in color, Origami White is soft and creamy, making it the perfect neutral accent to Cavern Clay.
- Distance (SW 6243): Grey-blue in color, Distance is an ideal pairing with the color of the year because it softly contrasts it.
- Moth Wing (SW 9174): The name of this paint perfectly describes its look: Moth Wing is beige, and balances out the Origami White as another neutral option.
Some accent pieces you might consider are tribal-inspired rugs, rocks with multi-colored layers, handwoven bowls, cacti, deep chocolate furnishings, pillows and ottomans with Aztec patterns, or framed art with similarly themed images.
2. Paint Cavern Clay on Your Bathroom Walls
A downstairs bathroom is the perfect place to experiment with new colors. If you really like to change things up, you could use your bathroom as where you showcase the Sherwin Williams Color of the Year each January.
Since Cavern Clay is a bold color, you could either paint all the walls this hue, or choose an accent wall. The wall that the toilet and sink are on would be a great choice since it’s a focal point in such a small space.
To complement your new walls, you could either incorporate accent pieces from the suggested palette above, or paint the other walls in a complementary color. Accents like small cacti plants, tribal hand towels, and a woven Aztec rug go well together to highlight Cavern Clay.
3. Kitchen Walls Take on Cavern Clay
Nothing says you’re aware of household trends like the wall color in your kitchen. As a place of gathering and eating, it serves as the most frequented room in your home. If your kitchen is looking a little outdated, spice things up with this year’s earthy color of the year.
Because this color brings life to any space, you can easily keep your neutral cabinets and counter tops. Cream-colored pottery and serving dishes are not only complementary in color, but they are also in line with the earthy theme that Cavern Clay offers. If you want to add Cavern Clay to your home this year, don’t tackle this paint job alone. Trust J. Stevens Painting to provide a high quality, trustworthy job. Our local painting contractors take care of moving everything carefully, and leaving your home cleaner than we found it. Contact us today to get a free estimate!