Posted on Sep 29, 2018

Photo Credit: Sherwin-Williams

Every year our team chomps at the bit for the unveiling of the next Color of the Year! Well, the wait is over. Sherwin Williams Color of the Year 2019 is Cavern Clay SW 7701, 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 creates a desert modern aesthetic. 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.

Cavern Clay is an easy way to bring the warmth of the outdoors in. Envision beaches, canyons and deserts, and sun-washed late summer afternoons—all of this embodied in one color. We envision it being used in Bohemian Chic spaces with nubby fabrics and lots of greenery to contrast interiors while bringing the outdoors in.

Watch the Sherwin Williams Color of the Year 2019 unveiling video!


Key Color Combinations Featuring Cavern Clay

Cavern Clay pairs well with other casual, balanced neutrals such as a warm gray or deep brown. Combined with Moth Wing SW 9174 or Dark Clove SW 9183, Cavern Clay evokes a carefree yet sophisticated aesthetic. Alternatively, consider a refreshed version of the popular ‘70s earth tone combinations by pairing Cavern Clay with a dusty denim blue, such as Distance SW 6243 or even a fresh avocado, such as Haven SW 6437. Even when paired with an Origami White SW 7636, Cavern Clay is decidedly fresh.


Sherwin-Williams Colormix 2019

Join us at Silverado Design Center at 5250 Watt Ave #200 Sacramento, CA 95826 to hear more on color at the Sherwin Williams ColorMix event on November 8th at 5pm. Not in the Sacramento area? Find a ColorMix event near you!

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