Cavern Clay (SW7701), Sherwin Williams Color of the Year 2019 reminds me of colors hues rooted in the 70’s and 80’s with its warm, earthy tones. This terracotta color was birthed from our “elemental roots” and is a “nod to mid-century modern style, but with a soul of the American Southwest, which together creates the desert modern aesthetic,” according to Sherwin Williams.
As for future forecasting, Sue Wadden, director of color marketing for Sherwin Williams predicts that “in the coming year, we will embrace our pioneering spirits and artisan ingenuity.” She goes on to say that “Cavern Clay embodies renewal, simplicity and free-spirited, bohemian flair.”
But what about the application and transitioning Cavern Clay into your home? It has been suggested that this warm and earthy hue is an ideal color for “flattering and design-forward aesthetics” according to Sue Wadden. It can be used as a backdrop accent in a dining room or kitchen when complemented with other design elements.
Cavern Clay can also be paired with other neutrals such as warm grays or deep browns as suggested by Sherwin Williams.
I can’t wait to see how Cavern Clay makes it way into 2019 and beyond, more importantly the role it will play in our homes and commercial establishments around the world. I would love to hear your take on this warm terracotta hue and its impact in your design-forward color plan!