Sherwin-Williams Reveals Its 2019 Color of the Year—And It's Gorgeous

The earthy hue has a strong '70s vibe.

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As summer winds down, design tastemakers are already looking to the year ahead. After making this year all about Oceanside, a deep, moody blue, Sherwin-Williams has revealed an earthy hue, , as its 2019 Color of the Year.

The company describes Cavern Clay as a "warm terracotta color with ancient, elemental roots," and explains that it's a "nod to midcentury modern style, but with the soul of the American Southwest, which together create the desert modern aesthetic."

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Ideal for both homes and commercial spaces, the rich color, which brings to mind the beauty of nature (think beaches, canyons, and deserts), works beautifully with neutrals. A warm gray or deep brown like the company's and are ideal pairings. If you're a bit more adventurous with your decor choices, Sherwin-Williams' , a dusty denim blue, and , a soft shade of green, are ideal choices.

“We believe 2019 will be a renaissance of the 1970s—with a twist. In the coming year, we will embrace our pioneering spirits and artisan ingenuity,” says Sue Wadden, director of color marketing, Sherwin-Williams. “Our 2019 Color of the Year, Cavern Clay, embodies renewal, simplicity and free-spirited, bohemian flair.”

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If you're stumped on how to incorporate the paint color into your space, think of it as a way to bring the outdoors in. Use it as a backdrop for a kitchen or dining room, but balance the hue with subdued woodgrains, leather accents, and even gardening planters with a modern aesthetic.

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