Forged by sun. Fired by desert. Ancient, yet fully alive. Bohemian, yet totally refined.
“A warm terracotta color with ancient, elemental roots, Cavern Clay is a nod to midcentury modern style, but with the soul of the American Southwest, which together creates the modern desert aesthetic,” she notes. “Cavern Clay is an easy way to bring the warmth of the outdoors in. Envision beaches, canyons and deserts, and sun-washed late summer afternoons—all of this embodied in one color,” according to Sue Wadden, director of color marketing, Sherwin-Williams.
Cavern Clay is a versatile color that I used in my own kitchen in one of my last homes. The kitchen cabinets in the newly built house I was about to purchase had a slight peach undertone. Surrounded by Cavern Clay, the finish appeared as a neutral, light wood tone and I fell in love with how this earthy orange looked on the walls. Many others did, too, and I was often asked to reveal the brand and color number. I expect that today many people will be attracted to this color reminiscent of baked clay. Pair with denim blue, worn leather, and woven textiles for an authentic western look or go with a retro-inspired scheme to create a mid-century vibe.
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