To say I’m excited to help Sherwin-Williams® announce their Color of the Year for 2019 would be a vast understatement! I feel pretty honored to work with a brand I’ve loved and used for years, and it feels even more surreal that they like my design work enough that they’d ask me to help announce their biggest news of the year. Yep… I’m feeling pretty humbled, not to mention eager for what the year ahead holds for interior design: COLOR. Sure, bright white neutral spaces are lovely and will always hold a place in my neutral-loving heart, but they’re not incredibly challenging to design. They don’t really push my creative limits, make a bold statement, and they’re abundant in the wonderful world of Pinterest. I for one, am ready for something different and am happy to see a switch to deeper colors, earthy organic tones, and hues inspired by nature. Click through for the name of the Color of the Year, to see how I used the color as an accent wall, and to get tips for applying it to your own home!
Drumroll please……. isn’t it a pretty hue? Allow me to introduce Cavern Clay SW 7701. It’s warm, elegant, inviting, bold, and super versatile. Just for fun, I put together a mood board of colors and materials found throughout my house (shown below) that depicts how it works well with pretty much everything I like! It plays really nicely with all of the colors I’ve used in our Utah home over the past couple years… dark green, navy, blue, gray, neutrals, taupe, white- it’s just really an easy color to implement. See for yourself:
The color kind of has a 70s vibe, is reminiscent of terracotta, nods to the American west (it honestly reminds me of Utah in the best way), has a desert modern look, but also would be great styled amongst traditional decor for a very Ralph Lauren Home aesthetic.
Prior to painting, I did a color study in my office (which we have yet to tackle). Ignore the yucky yellowish wall that looked just like that the day we moved in and focus on the two swatches I painted. They were both for different projects, but they actually work really nicely together. This was just as I was starting to paint the accent wall…
I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised how simple it is to create a statement wall in your home. It’s all about selecting deep, sophisticated tones that aren’t overly saturated or bright. That’s a sure way to end up with an accent wall that will withstand the test of time. Here’s how my wall ended up after I was finished styling!
I’m convinced I should be adding more of this color to my home. I love the contrast it creates with the clean white millwork, and how it feels very rich and tonal, all while having a ton of depth. It’s nice, right?
Cavern Clay really has a worldly, organic feeling to it, and I have to say I’m digging the 2019 Color of the Year. Not only does it work alongside antique brass and silver tones, but also vintage textiles, luxe leather, and glossy ceramics. I could easily see it applied in both modern and traditional settings.
I paired a Turkish rug, fresh cut greenery, and modern ceramics with the console table to create a collected look against the Cavern Clay backdrop.
I’m really happy with the end result and it’s making me wish we had a mudroom or large entryway to recreate this look in- after all, it would be a really nice first view when walking into our home!
Again, I’m using the same palette and materials that reoccur throughout my home and despite the color difference, it still looks very cohesive!
To sum things up, I hope you feel more confident executing an accent wall or have been inspired by this coming year’s paint color! Whether you implement it in an entire room, use it as an accent wall, or bring it in with smaller accessories, I think it’s safe to say we’ll definitely be seeing more of this palette in the near future.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on Cavern Clay as well as my newly styled vignette / accent wall! Share in the comments below…
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