disclosure: This post is sponsored by Sherwin-Williams®.
It is literally my favorite time of year.
When my heart beats faster and I start to think in brilliant bursts of vivid hues and my project fingers start tingling and I turn on the creativity faucet.
It’s time to announce the 2019 Sherwin-Williams® Color of the Year.
If you have read this blog for more than a hot minute you might have seen some of my other projects with them.
There was this one.
And this one.
And this one.
And this project that’s still one of my favorites that’s been featured in several publications including HGTV Magazine.
All those colors.
I’ve loved them each and every one.
But now? There’s a new color in town. One that’s current and trending and works with almost every different type of design style.
Are you ready?
Meet the 2019 Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year.
Hello Cavern Clay SW 7701.
Nice to meet you.
I’m super happy you are here because I have a challenge I need a little help with.
One that’s a little overwhelming.
One that needs a super hero to save the day.
I know. Pitiful. This is me and my backyard hanging our heads in shame.
And in the sadest news of all? This is kind of an after. This is after we moved some plants and after we cleaned up the space and after we had the water faucet moved.
All that aftering.
And it still looked like this.
But I had a vision. I had a dream. I wanted to create an area where we could gather and have picnics in the backyard and spend time together and eat outside under the stars and listen to the distant sounds of a Friday night football game. So we cleaned up the area and planted new beds and laid down outdoor flooring and painted an entire dining set with my new friend Cavern Clay.
The space looks like this.
I can’t even tell you how happy I am with this space.
It’s everything I imagined and more.
The thing that’s amazing about this color is that you can dress it up or dress it down. If you add neutrals to it, Cavern Clay becomes a little mysterious, a little rustic and takes center stage. But if you add bolder colors? It becomes a neutral.
A glorious, wonderful neutral that adds a layer of color to the space without overpowering it.
I wasn’t sure which design direction I was going to take.
Until I found this rug.
Isn’t it beautiful?
It had all the colors—including Cavern Clay.
I used it to ground the space.
We painted the chairs with a paint sprayer to give them a clean finish.
Don’t they look like they were meant to be this color?
The paint pros at Sherwin-Williams suggested using Emerald Urethane Trim Enamel because the furniture would be outdoors because it is designed for wood furniture, both indoors and out.
We laid down this outdoor flooring from IKEA to define the seating area.
Next, I chose the blue from the rug as an accent color and layered in the pillows.
And added this jute runner with an embroidered Moroccan pattern.
There’s a cozy throw for when the sun sets.
Each of the chairs has a pillow in a blue and white fabric.
I also filled a vase with Trader Joe’s flowers and placed it in the center of the table.
Each place setting has blue and white outdoor plates and monogrammed plastic glasses.
The plant beds were filled with boxwoods and I put a few plants in planters around the edge of the seating area.
It took a couple of weekends to clear the yard and plant the beds and paint the furniture.
But every single minute was worth it.
Now looks like this.
I’m so all about Cavern Clay SW 7701.
It’s the kind of color that blends in when you want it to and stands out when you need it to.
It’s a color that says I’m here to inspire you to reach for the stars.
And it’s the perfect color to come to the rescue….
…when your backyard needs a superhero.
What do you think of the 2019 Color of the Year?
disclosure: This post was written in collaboration with Sherwin-Williams.
All opinions are my own.
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