Nature is inspiring a lot of interior design right now, and the reason is simple: the colors of nature provide a respite from work, life and whatever else is on your mind. They can turn your home into a peaceful retreat from everyday stress. So to highlight the warm, grounding power of these hues, we created a color palette of desert hues of purple, bronze and clay. Meet Earthy Pleasures.
Curated by designer and visual artist Sara Weissler, Earthy Pleasures feels like a breath of fresh air every time you walk into the room or come home from a long day. Together, the gentle brown and tan shades add soothing energy to your bathroom, living room, dining room or anywhere you relax. And because every paint is from Sherwin-Williams®, you can count on rich color and long-lasting results. Let’s take a closer look!
Our color expert Sara Weissler looked at all the natural materials currently taking over home design and found the soothing sweet spot. “Everywhere I turn, elements like plaster, woven plant fibers, clay and wood fibers are layered to create environments that are warm and inviting,” she says.
Dark grays and earth tones are also AT readers’ favorites on Prism, our tool to help you find color inspiration. Sara found her own inspiration behind this palette by identifying color trends on Prism and seeing what kinds of colors stand out to readers like you. She especially loved seeing how well Urbane Bronze SW 7048 works as an accent or main color. Try it yourself by clicking the little rainbow button at the bottom of any image on AT – see what you discover!
Like a quiet desert walk, these colors put you at ease. The slight redness of Mellow Mauve SW 0039 and the sandy heat of Almost brown SW 9093 create a neutral palette that is anything but boring. Meanwhile, the muted metallic of Urban Bronze SW 7048 and the earthy bordeaux of Java SW 6090 adding streaks of depth and richness, like mineral deposits in a rock face. Softening is everything Alabaster SW 7008, a sophisticated bone white. Together, they evoke New Mexican hot springs, Georgia O’Keeffe paintings and napping in the sun.
A soft and warm white, Alabaster SW 7008 looks lovely in any room. And if you want to paint an entire room in a dark color, Java SW 6090 would be a good choice. “When I see dark rooms, they’re usually a cool gray or a navy blue,” says Sara. “This warm, dark chocolate would be beautiful on walls or a ceiling.”
Want to play with this palette before you start painting? Get free color chips of each color here and see how they look in your room, with your lighting and next to your furniture.
The most popular Sherwin-Williams® colors also come in larger sizes Peel & Stick color swatches to try shades directly on your walls without mess or drying time. All you have to do is peel and stick!
For a more personal touch, check out Sherwin-Williams® AVAILABLE Virtual color consultations to chat virtually with a color expert. Get real-time recommendations, advice and answers to all your project and color questions.