I hope you had a great Father’s Day weekend and are off to a good start for your week. I’m still adjusting to having the kids home for summer break, as I’m running all over town most days!
I mentioned in one of my recent 5+1 posts about how much I’m loving Sherwin Williams’ Urbane Bronze paint color, and the more I work with it, the more I love it! As a result, I decided to devote a post to this magnificent color.
I have to admit, when you see it in the paint deck, it isn’t one that caught my eye right off the bat. It has a brownish gray hue when you see it, but it’s gorgeous in action.
So pretty on this island – a great contrast against the white cabinets.
It’s a real beauty on interior doors too. Love it.
I’m seriously contemplating jumping on the Urbane Bronze Bandwagon after seeing it used as a backdrop for built-ins.
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Here are mine as they stand now. Can you see them in Urbane Bronze? I can…
And we all fell in love with Emily Clark’s beautiful bookcases, didn’t we?
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And her bathroom…
|Source: Emily A. Clark|
She even used it on her pantry doors. Perfection.
But my fate was sealed with Urbane Bronze when I saw it on cabinetry. The hardware certainly doesn’t hurt its case either.
|Source: Nest Egg|
Do you have Urbane Bronze somewhere in your home?
Simply LKJJune 17, 2014 at 1:47 pm
It is a fabulous bold neutral! I love the difference it made in Megan's bookshelves.
IdaDecember 1, 2018 at 6:54 pm
Urbane Bronze is an outstanding color. I’ve painted my front door this color and it is stunning in a southern exposure. It has a bit of many colors and the color shifts as the light does: it has a bit of brown, gray and green. My painter loved it and has recommended it to other customers. I also painted my back door Urbane Bronze, but it is shaded by a canvas awning and appears dark gray at all times. I appreciate the color most in sunlight. Very sophisticated!
Cheryl ThorntonJune 17, 2014 at 4:38 pm
Thank you for this post!! I am currently looking for a great dark grey to paint the exterior of our new home – this post could not have come at a better time.
Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG
jessica annJune 17, 2014 at 5:11 pm
I love this color but scared to use it for my guest bathroom vanity. The bathroom has zero natural light, do you think it would work? Or would it make the space feel small?
Ms. MAugust 5, 2014 at 1:27 am
I used it in our powder room (walls) that has zero natural light as well, and I couldn't be any happier! It's been 3 months since and I love, love, love it!
Susan HagenDecember 31, 2017 at 5:10 pm
I would go for it! Powder Rooms become a topic of conversation amongst company coming to visit. They are meant to be jewel boxes and have a personality all by themselves. I have painted many a powder room in dark colors and the turn out to be my favorite room in the house Everytime.
In my last home, I painted three walls in Sherwin Williams Hopsack. The fourth wall behind the vanity and water bowl, I papered in a leopard wall paper and placed a black crocodile mirror on top a espresso vanity. The ceiling was also painted Hop Sack. That powder room actually was the catalyst for selling my home! It was a very encompassing atmosphere! So enjoy yourself with your creativity and you will be proud of yourself!
DawnNovember 22, 2018 at 9:32 am
Would love to see a photo of that if you have one! Sounds amazing!!
Lisa @ Shine Your LightJune 18, 2014 at 11:33 am
So so so pretty – I wish I had a place for it. I do love my black interior doors, but deep dark charcoal on the wall doesn't work well with them (I tried it in my living room). Urbane Bronze on cabinetry is so delicious though, I could repaint all my doors to make that work in my kitchen!
Amy GodfreyMarch 5, 2017 at 12:57 pm
I am in love with the color urban bronze and am using it on my fireplace wall and around my island, both will be on a shiplap look. What gray toned color would complement or look good with it in my living room as my living room and kitchen are open to each other? I have white cabinets in the kitchen and white built ins around the fireplace. Thanks!
JennyMarch 6, 2017 at 9:18 pm
I have Urbane Bronze on the backs of my bookcases with Revere Pewter on the walls, and I love it. Revere Pewter is such a fantastic color, and plays well with others. 🙂
NicholeAugust 24, 2017 at 4:03 pm
Ooooh, I’ve chosen this for the exterior siding on a new build, contrasted with a white/gray stone…I’m dying to see how it turns out—next week! After reading your post I wonder if I should have done this in the insides of my exterior doors instead of Iron Ore. Oh well, it is a lovely color though!
LisaMarch 22, 2018 at 8:39 am
I just painted my built ins Urbane Bronze and absolutely love it! Gorgeous color! The walls are SW Bittersweet Stem and I wanted to introduce some gray into the room. I wanted a gray with a slight brown undertone and Urbane Bronze is perfect!
JennyMarch 23, 2018 at 10:02 pm
Urbane Bronze is still one of my favorite grays – it’s so versatile – I swear it works just about everywhere I’ve seen it! I’m so glad it worked for you!
Michelle HApril 6, 2018 at 6:38 pm
Can you post a picture? I am considering for builtins around grey stone fireplace and on my kithen island. Open floor plan.
JennyApril 6, 2018 at 11:03 pm
You can kind of get a peek at them in this post from a Christmas tour – https://www.evolutionofstyleblog.com/2016/12/day-one-12-days-holiday-homes.html. Hope it helps! It’s a great color!
Teresa ShannonOctober 11, 2018 at 3:50 pm
Am thinking of painting my basement urban bronze.? Good idea or too dark.
I have light oak hardwood floors
JennyOctober 12, 2018 at 3:21 pm
I think that would be STUNNING!! I love the look of a rich gray with light floors. So pretty!
Michelle LacourciereNovember 4, 2018 at 9:27 pm
what color walls go with urban bronze?will amazing gray work
JennyNovember 6, 2018 at 10:26 am
Revere Pewter (Benjamin Moore color) is great with Urbane Bronze.
JulieJanuary 10, 2019 at 9:44 am
I am looking for a color to paint my banister.Iam going to paint the poles white can you recommend a dark brown.I love the look of urban bronze so I bought a sample but thinking it’s going to be to grey?Any suggestions would be great.
MelJanuary 11, 2019 at 11:26 pm
What Benjamin Moore paint colour would be the equivalent to Urbane Bronze? Thanks!
JennyJanuary 15, 2019 at 8:52 pm
I’m not sure of a Benjamin Moore equivalent, but if you’re looking to use Benjamin Moore paint and want the color, they can usually color match pretty well.
[email protected]April 2, 2019 at 5:42 pm
My exterior color of our home will be Edgecomb Gray by Benjamin moore and I’m thinking about Urban Bronze for my front door which is not currently black. Any advise would be appreciated. I’m also like Peppercorn and Iron Ore by Sherman Williams but thought urban bronze may go better.
JennyApril 2, 2019 at 8:28 pm
I think any of those would be a gorgeous choice! They’re all favorite colors of mine. 🙂
GeneApril 3, 2019 at 2:19 pm
We are thinking of painting our basement Urbane Bronze – love this color!! It doesn’t get a lot of natural light, but it is huge (so not worried about the dark walls making it look too small). New carpet going in is sort of a mid/dark grey with brown & beige speckles. Think this will be too dark?
GeneApril 3, 2019 at 2:21 pm
I should mention our ceiling is painted black (industrial style/exposed ducts).
JennyApril 3, 2019 at 9:33 pm
I think the key will be adding other elements that will keep it from being too dark – light/bold artwork, furniture pieces, etc…
NancyJuly 27, 2019 at 7:45 am
Does anyone know if you can have urbane bronze mixed into a deck stain?
Ashley PearstonSeptember 30, 2020 at 11:45 am
What about painting urbane bronze on my garage walls?
JennyOctober 19, 2020 at 4:16 pm
Shannon HeimNovember 23, 2020 at 6:12 pm
I am loving all the comments about urbane bronze! I am building an apartment above my garage. There is a lot of natural light coming in the transom windows over the kitchen counter and opposite wall…they are dormers. Anyway, Im looking for a warmer dark gray to paint the base cabinets (there are no uppers) but have a huge aversion to Olive green. Do you think that there is any green in this color? My floors are Pergo Brentwood Pine and I will have a natural butcher block countertops.
JennyDecember 2, 2020 at 8:39 pm
I don’t think there is green in this color. It’s a warm gray, but not at all green.
Abigail QuinteroDecember 25, 2020 at 1:02 pm
By any chance do you know where i can purchase the hardware on the last picture. Source says its from farmhouse urban. I love the aged brass distressed look.
JennyDecember 26, 2020 at 1:17 pm
You would have to go back to the original source of the photo – I don’t know where they purchased the hardware, but I love it too!
EmileeMarch 23, 2021 at 12:53 pm
Do you think this would look good on a front door with Escape Gray exterior and Roman Column trim?
JennyMarch 23, 2021 at 3:19 pm
I love Urbane Bronze in just about every place I’ve ever seen/used it!
LoriApril 11, 2021 at 5:14 pm
I’m so tempted to paint my dining room walls with Urbane Bronze but I have dark oak furniture and medium wood flowers. White shutters and molding which would contrast well. But too much darkness??
JennyApril 11, 2021 at 7:31 pm
Urbane Bronze pairs beautifully with wood tones. I would do some samples, but I think it could work.
MaggieJune 26, 2021 at 12:21 pm
My master bedroom is being painted Urbane Bronze as I write this. I’m doing all the walls in there with it.I was very nervous about it being too dark, I’m so glad I jumped in with both feet, lol. I’m in love with this color. I currently have dark cherry nightstands and dresser. I was going to update them, but now I’m thinking not. The cherry just pops against the bronze. My trim, doors and moldings are white so I get brightness with the dark.
JennyJuly 19, 2021 at 5:31 pm
I love wood tones paired with Urbane Bronze! It’s like they were meant to be together – like peanut butter and jelly!
Lisa BurrierSeptember 4, 2021 at 9:46 pm
On Dec 25, 2020 Abigail Quintero asked about the hardware on your last photo. I too LOVE THIS HARDWARE on the Urbane Bronze paint. I must find this for my new kitchen. Ive been searching everywhere and not having any luck. When I’ve checked the source from your photo I get a dead end. Do you have any other sources for this hardware? I love this color and I am planning to use it in several places, in partcular my island and I MUST FIND THIS HARDWARE! 🤗 Please help me if you can. Thanks, Lisa
JennySeptember 19, 2021 at 4:24 pm
Check out Signature Hardware or even Armac Martin (based in the UK). They might have something close to this look.
JackieDecember 18, 2021 at 5:38 pm
What sheen for a very small 36×76 powder room no natural light. Room is under staircase-ceiling angles and slopes e the sc. thank you!
JennyDecember 19, 2021 at 7:31 pm
I still like a matte finish for walls right now – as long as you use a good paint. I love Ben Moore’s Aura paint – it’s pricey, but worth every penny.
Carol DowningJanuary 6, 2022 at 7:57 pm
We painted the exterior of our home Urbane Bronze three years ago and couldn’t be happier. It is a beautiful complement to our red brick, as well as the brass and wrought iron fixtures and roof. I’m loving the interior photos of it. Perhaps it’s time for some new interior paint!