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And the Sherwin-Williams 2019 Color of the Year Is…
Cavern Clay SW 7701 is Sherwin-Williams 2019 Color of the Year. A warm terracotta color with ancient, elemental roots, Cavern Clay is a nod to midcentury modern style, but with the soul of the American Southwest,
which together create the desert modern aesthetic.
“We believe 2019 will be a renaissance of the 1970s – with a twist,” says Sue
Wadden, director of color marketing for Sherwin-Williams. “In the coming year, we
will embrace our pioneering spirits and artisan ingenuity. Our 2019 Color of the
Year, Cavern Clay, embodies renewal, simplicity and free-spirited, bohemian flair.”
Cavern Clay, a part of the Wanderer color journal that was announced earlier
this year in Sherwin-Williams 2019 Colormix® Color Forecast, is a perfect choice
for residential and commercial settings.
This warm, earthy hue is both casual and refined. It can be the backdrop of
a playful, welcoming dining room or kitchen when paired with bright tiles, warm
stone and sculptural greenery. Complementary materials include leather, simple
woodgrains and indigenous cacti in contemporary, sleek gardening planters. As
designers, developers and builders aim to create more workspaces that feel like
home, Cavern Clay’s warm and welcoming vibe make it a color to watch for offices,
hotels and restaurants. As an interior color, it invites staff, clients or guests to open
their minds and visualize mountain vistas, indigenous plants and trees.
“Spaces like boutique hotels, restaurants and even offices are making an effort
to create photo-friendly areas that are Instagrammable,” says Wadden. “Cavern
Clay is an ideal color for flattering and design-forward aesthetics. It plays well with
many types of lighting and brings this visual of the expansive and free outside
world to interiors, resulting in open and versatile public spaces.”
noteworthy | Compiled by Adrian Thompson and Kadie Yale
A mix of the 1970s and the
natural coloration of the
southwest's rock formations,
warm and welcoming Cavern
Clay SW 7701 was recently
2019 Color of the Year.
Photograph courtesy of Sherwin Williams