writes that Cavern Clay pairs well with grey or deep brown if you are working with a neutral palette, as well as denim blue or a soft green if you are feeling more adventurous with your design choices. The magazine recommends channeling the outdoors and balancing the earthy shade with wood and leather accents, and planters with large leafy green plants in clean modern planters for a modern aesthetic.
is also a huge fan of Sherwin-Williams’ choice, having had incorporated the exact shade into this year’s Southern Living Idea House home makeover in Austin, Texas. The magazine enlisted designer Meredith Ellis to develop the creative vision for the home, turning to Cavern Clay as the wall paint color for a cozy guest room, tying the space together with a pine and bamboo bed, a blue accent chair and natural fiber rug.
explains that the choice of Cavern Clay came about as the Sherwin-Williams team of experts got together, analyzed runways and other industry trends, and came up with the muddy orange shade as the biggest up-and-comer in the design space for 2019. The home design magazine writes that the color inspires a sense of wanderlust that you can bring into your home no matter where you live, in a mid-century desert oasis or in the Midwest.
On balance, reactions were quite positive, with designers embracing the rich hue.