Sherwin Williams Urbane Bronze: LRV, Undertones and a Little More
When Urbane Bronze showed up as the Colour of the Year, I wasn’t surprised at all – it’s like I picked it myself! With its depth, undertones and range of uses, it’s a GREAT colour to try out – which for me, should be the goal of any Colour of the Year, it should get people excited to paint SOMETHING!
So, let’s dive into this bad boy and see if he could work for you!
What type of paint colour is Sherwin Williams Urbane Bronze? Is it greige or gray? Warm or cool?
Urbane Bronze is one of the more GLORIOUS WARM GREIGE paint colours. What sets it apart is its depth and undertones, both of which we’ll cover shortly.
If you have a north-facing space, Urbane Bronze can fall that bit more into gray, while still holding a luscious passive warmth. However, if you have south-facing or afternoon western light, you’ll see Urbane lean into its warmth, picking up a gorgeous richness. I friggin’ love this colour.
What’s the LRV of Urbane Bronze?
Urbane Bronze has an LRV of 8, so while it’s not THE darkest colour, it’s definitely getting down there. The LOW LRV of Urbane Bronze puts it on the slightly darker end of the DARK range – however, it’s not close to being black.
What is LRV? It could save your paint lovin’ life – read all about it HERE.
What are the undertones of Urbane Bronze? Will it look like a neutral gray or greige?
While Urbane Bronze has a GLORIOUS greige base, it does have a reasonable green undertone to consider.
Before, this entryway was a bit too standard…
After, it has depth and personality with the trim, sidelight, transom window and front door painted a striking Urbane Bronze…
Read more: The Best Paint Colours for Your Front Door
What’s the best way to sample Urbane Bronze?
Like with every paint colour, I highly recommend using SAMPLIZE. Samplize is a peel & stick paint sample that you can easily move around your room for over HALF THE COST of traditional sample pots – and they deliver right to your front door!
Learn all about Samplize HERE
If I’m painting my walls Urbane Bronze, what’s the best white paint colour for my trim?
Oooo, Urbane Bronze is pretty flexible as to the white paint colours, so it would depend on the application. Generally speaking, I would look at…
Would Urbane Bronze be a good colour for the exterior of my home?
Heck yes, Urbane Bronze can be awesome on the exterior, but you need some warm tones in your roof as well as flexible stones and/or brick to support the warmth and the green undertone.
Read more: 5 Tips to Choosing an Exterior Paint Colour
Is Urbane Bronze a popular paint colour right now?
Yes, in the DARK world, Urbane Bronze is reasonably popular and I’m sure it will be even HOTTER being the Colour of the Year for 2021! What is Urbane Bronze great for? I think the question is what ISN’T it great for?!
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Is Urbane Bronze a good colour for kitchen cabinets, an island or bathroom vanity?
Definitely. Urbane Bronze can be JUST the thing you need if you need something beyond the standard darker gray paint colour. Just make sure it CONNECTS or complements the colours in your countertop and backsplash!
Before, this kitchen was dated, with late 90s and early 2000s finishes…
After, with Sherwin Williams Urbane Bronze as the foundation, this kitchen is 10x better!
See it ALL HERE
What Benjamin Moore paint colours are the same as or similar to Urbane Bronze?
GOOD QUESTION! Every colour has its own particular nuances and there will be NO perfect match – you WILL see shifts in undertones, temperature and depths, but you could check out…
- Benjamin Moore Dragons Breath, which is actually QUITE similar with just a bit more warmth to it
And if you’re thinking of colour matching between brands (ie: getting BM to make an SW paint colour), you might want to read THIS first.
What type of paint colours look good with Urbane Bronze?
Like almost EVERY paint colour, Urbane Bronze is a BIT finicky, but as long as you follow a few rules, you should get along just fine!
- Urbane Bronze doesn’t love to be partnered with many cooler light gray paint colours
- It loves many warm gray and greige paint colours, especially those with a passive green undertone
- You can also check out some muted, neutralized cream paint colours as well as many off-whites
Not sure if Urbane Bronze is right for you? Want a bit warmer or cooler? I’ve got more!
SHERWIN WILLIAMS GAUNTLET GRAY
BENJAMIN MOORE AMHERST GRAY
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