Channeling the desert modern style, Cavern Clay SW 7701 (290-C6) is the Sherwin-Williams 2019 Color of the Year. In this story, we’ll pass on tips on where to use it and which colors coordinate well with it.
Part of the Wanderer color journal in Sherwin-Williams 2019 Colormix® Color Forecast, Cavern Clay is a perfect choice for residential and commercial settings.
A warm terracotta color with ancient, elemental roots, it pairs well with other casual, balanced neutrals such as a warm gray or deep brown. Combined with Moth Wing SW 9174 (249-C4) or Dark Clove SW 9183 (277-C4), 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 (224-C6) or even a fresh green, such as Haven SW 6437 (156-C3).
Even when paired with an Origami White SW 7636 (259- C3), Cavern Clay is decidedly fresh.
As designers, developers and builders aim to create more workspaces that feel like home, Cavern Clay’s warm and welcoming vibe make it a color to watch for offices, hotels and restaurants. As an interior color, it invites staff, clients or guests to open their minds and visualize mountain vistas, indigenous plants and trees.
“Spaces like boutique hotels, restaurants and even offices are making an effort to create photo-friendly areas that are Instagrammable,” says Sue Wadden, Director of Color Marketing, Sherwin-Williams.
“Cavern Clay is an ideal color for flattering and design-forward aesthetics – it plays well with many types of lighting, and brings this visual of the expansive and free outside world to interiors, resulting in open and versatile public spaces.”
Get more color ideas, tools resources at the Sherwin-Williams contractor website.