Decorating Your Florida Home with the 2021 Colors of the Year

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2021 Color of the Year 

It’s that time of year again when color experts announce their color of the year selection! Your work as a realtor often goes beyond showing a home and includes walking your clients through rooms full of potential color that inspires, excites, or brings them peace. Here we help you motivate them with a color meant to set the mood for trends, accents, and inspiration for outdoor or interior paint colors for the year, and leave the blue hues of 2020 behind.  

Looking ahead at 2021, our exclusive color partner Sherwin-Williams announced Urbane Bronze as the 2021 color of the year. A color that Better Homes & Gardens describes as “a rich, bold neutral... a warm grounding shade of gray-brown intended to reflect our current need for serenity and stability”, a color suitable for interior or exterior walls, a front door, or furniture piece. 

 Sherwin-Williams 2021 Color of the Year Urbane Bronze


Bringing Nature Colors Indoors 

Inspired by elements found in nature, Urbane Bronze brings out an elemental quality expressed in its variety of uses. From a door to a dresser, Urbane Bronze lends itself to accentuate different areas and pieces in any home while also complementing a variety of other earth tones. Highland Homes Design Studio Manager, Stacey Antonakos-Perez, thinks the color “is beautiful, very warm and welcoming, and can't wait to use more of it” in our professionally designed Highland Homes design center models. Pair it with white trim, a light gray wall, gold, or silver accessories to provide great contrast. 

2021 Color of the Year Urbane Bronze small dresser

Urban bronze is not alone in this elemental color wheel. It is in the company of nine other earth tones in the Sanctuary palette of colors for the 2021 Sherwin-Williams color forecast. A color palette intended to add a sense of calm no matter the room. With names like Messenger Bag, Morris Room Grey, Oakmoss, and Modern Gray, these Sherwin-Williams paint colors complement each other in a way that is sure to provide a warm and inviting atmosphere in any room.  

Combine the cappuccino froth hue of Modern Gray with an Urbane Bronze accent wall, and set your client's spare room or home office for a soothing at-home workday or workout. Or, adorn the guest bathroom with a partial Urbane Bronze wall for an added sense of comfort.  

 2021 Color of the Year Urbane Bronze accent wall in a home office.

All Relative

In addition to the Sanctuary palette, Sherwin-Williams provided its audience with three additional palettes that include 30 vibrant and neutral colors, EncounterContinuum, and Tapestry. The Encounter palette collects not only colors found in nature; but muted hues from artisan pottery with Java and Rosemary, campfire settings in Reddened Earth, and warm weather skies in Jubilee. 

Continuum, on the other hand, provides more pops of bright colors, such as Moonraker and Limón Fresco. While still complemented by the toned-down yet intense hues of Cyberspace and Commodore, this vibrant palette adds a cheerful perspective to the 2021 color collection.  

 2021 Color of the Year Urbane Bronze Accent wall and accent lemon colored pillows on a bed

With the Tapestry palette, we jump right into what is possibly the best interior paint colors for Florida homes. With a name like Jovial as one of the colors in this family, this jovial collection is the subtle Kate Spade of these color families. With a dim grey undertone in Tricorn Black, a doughy Embellished Blue, and soft Jaipur Pink, each of these colors is also easily accentuated by the variety of earthly shades in the palette, such as Enjoyable Yellow or Greek Villa.  

It's not surprising other color professionals also picked tranquil earth tones in their color selections for 2021. Glidden selected, Benjamin Moore named Aegean Teal as their color of the year, and accompanied it with 11 toned-down earthly hues, while Valspar went all out and picked a dozen soft and soothing colors aptly named from Blissful Blue, Soft Candlelight, and Garden Flower.  

2021 Color of the Year collection Aqua Fiesta accent wall in a child's bedroom

New Home Colors for Florida New Homes

When your clients build their dream home with us, they will get to personalize it to their unique flair with the help of a professional designer at the Highland Homes Personal Selection Studio. Alongside their professional Design Consultant, they get to choose from a wide variety of included features and luxurious upgrades. Plus, our designers will also work with your clients to select beautifully coordinated Sherwin-Williams exterior and interior paint colors suited to fit their style and budget! 

With the variety of ways to implement Urban Bronze into the 2021 home color options, we invite you to help your clients navigate as they discover how our design professionals and homeowners used the Sherwin-Williams Highland Homes paint to match their homes to their personality. Visit our online Inspiration Gallery, curated by Highland Homes’ professional designers, for a preview of selections!

Browse our communities listed on the Highland Homes website, featuring new Florida homes from the $190’s to $300’s where your buyers can select the perfect home plan to incorporate Urban Bronze or any other nature-inspired hue into their new home.

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