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Incorporating the Sherwin Williams Color of the Year in Your Home

Incorporating The Sherwin Williams Color Of The Year In Your Home

Sherwin Williams released its color of the year for 2019, and there are so many fun ways to incorporate it in your next interior decorating project.

This year’s featured hue is a warm, sandy color known as Cavern Clay (SW 7701).  Whether you’re looking for a more neutral and modern aesthetic or interested in appealing to the Southwestern, free-spirited style, Cavern Clay is versatile enough to do either.

Here are just a few ways to incorporate this trendy, earth-toned hue in your home this year.

Incorporating Cavern Clay: 2019 Trends

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Sunsets and Sand Dunes (Southwestern Decor)

The 2019 color of the year goes extremely well with the Southwestern decor trend.

This trend generally features earth-tones, rough textures, woven fabrics, and pottery.  

When looking for inspiration, think deserts, canyons, beaches, and the warm glow of the afternoon sun.

Aside from neutral, earthy tones, some traditional hues from the Southwestern palette are cactus green, bright yellow, burnt orange, turquoise, and adobe red.

In terms of decor, opt for colorful, woven wall-hangings and scarves, clay pottery, and wrought iron accessories.

Seek out hand-painted ceramics and tiles for accents. These are great for adding some areas of color and visual interest, using the color of the year as the backdrop.

Embrace Your Inner Flower Child

When talking about 2019 and the color of the year, Sherwin Williams describes a “renaissance of the 1970’s–with a twist.”

This is essentially a nod to the free-spirited bohemian essence of the decade, but with a renewed contemporary flair.

If this sounds like something that appeals to you, look for simple, clean decorations featuring a lot of neutral tans and dark navy blues.

Macrame wall hangings and simple, clean accent decor are hallmarks of this style.

Incorporating Cavern Clay: Accent vs. Neutral

Perhaps the best part about 2019’s color of the year is its simplistic versatility.

Depending on how you use it, the color of the year can work as both a neutral or an accent color, and the opportunities are seemingly endless.

Whether you choose to embrace a specific theme and style, or you prefer something a little more simple, here are a few tips for incorporating Cavern Clay into your interior design projects this year.

Paint One of Your Walls–Or All of Them

If you’re not looking to go all in with this year’s trending hue, opt for an accent wall. This way, you get the best of both worlds and allow yourself the freedom to stay within your usual limits.

If you decide to go with an accent wall, stick with neutral colors for the surrounding walls. We recommend keeping these additional three walls lightly colored and incorporating plenty of plants and greenery.

Another option (if you’re as obsessed with this Sherwin Williams color of the year as we are) is to go all in. Paint all for of your walls and bring the warmth of the outdoors into your home.

Simple & Unique Decorative Accents

As both an accent and a neutral, there is a lot you can do with this earth-inspired hue. Ultimately, it all depends on what you’re looking to accomplish.

If you’re a fan of the Southwestern style, pottery, and hand-painted items will be your best friend. Use handmade ceramics for vases and look for woven, brightly colored throw blankets and pillows featuring unique patterns and designs.

If you’re looking for something a little more versatile and simple, use the color of the year as you would any other neutral.

Stick with a lot of tans and cream-colored hues featuring a few bold accents for areas of visual interest and style.

For more subtle styles, silver vases and bold colored throw blankets are perfect. This is true whether your intended aesthetic is contemporary or a little more eccentric and distinct.

Throw Down a Rug

Maybe one of the best and easiest ways to tie a room together is with a rug. Choose one that takes up most of the room or just a small area.

For accent walls, you can sometimes section off an area of the room with pieces that are bolder and visually stimulating. This is a perfect option for those who are looking to experiment with unique designs but aren’t looking to transform their entire space.

As a general rule, the rugs that will work best with this color will have unique patterns, often woven. Aztec-inspired designs work beautifully in conjunction with this color. These can be brightly colored, or simple and neutral.

If your style is more simplistic, you can choose neutral colored rugs with a few pops of color. Bright yellow, adobe red, and burnt orange are just a few of our favorites.

Utilize Accent Furniture

Grab a piece of accent furniture to compliment this desert hue and bring out it’s more colorful side. We love this option for accent walls, but it works just as well when all four walls are matching.

Whether you choose a creative, neutral colored piece of furniture or a simple statement piece as your accent, you’ll find it compliments the color of the year in a completely unique way.

Use an accent piece of furniture in addition to your neutral surrounding furniture.  Leather and suede furniture work perfectly if you’re looking to incorporate the Southwestern style. Choose one piece of furniture with a unique pattern or bold colors such as adobe red, bright yellow, or navy blue.

You could also opt for more eccentric colors for the majority of your furniture, using a neutral as an accent. For example, featuring three pieces of furniture in cactus green, using with one leather armchair as your accent.

If you’re feeling extra bold, you could use statement colors for both your accent piece and the surrounding furniture. Go for a statement color like adobe red as your accent piece, alongside a bolder color like cactus green or navy blue for your surrounding furniture.

Ultimately, it all comes down to you, your style, and how adventurous you’re feeling. Whatever you choose, follow your instincts and remember you can never go wrong with earth tones.

If you are interested in redecorating your home and want to incorporate the color of the year, contact the design experts at Windows Floors & Decor!

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