Sherwin-Williams: Color of the Year 2019

Sherwin-Williams chose Cavern Clay SW 7701 as its 2019 Color of the Year.

The cool, vibrant colors of 2018 are replaced with warm earthy hues according to Sherwin-Williams.

Cavern Clay is “ A nod to midcentury modern style, but with the soul of the American Southwest, which together creates a desert modern aesthetic,” says Sue Wadden, Director of Color Marketing for Sherwin-Williams. “2019 will be a renaissance of the 1970s”.

I like Cavern Clay as an accent color only. It is a soft spicey tone and can warm up a design palette with the right fabrics and textures. It’s best mixed with deep hues and warm white trims.

—Tula Summerford, Design by Tula, designbytula.com

Despite the controversy over this year’s color of the year, I like Cavern Clay and other terracotta hue paints. It would rock in a sunroom of a Spanish-style home paired with creamy white trim and lots of plants. Or in a modern home on a statement wall with leather furniture and earthy, organic elements. A little goes a long way with this cozy color.

—Carole Marcotte, Form & Function, Formandfunctionraleigh.com

I’m not a fan of Cavern Clay. I would rather go with Rose Tan (SW 0069) by Sherwin-Williams. It’s more muted, still in the terracotta family but a little less Tuscan villa.

—Stephanie Tidwell, Stephanie Tidwell Interiors, stephanietidwell.com

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