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January 16, 2014

Sherwin-Williams Colour of the Year for 2014: Exclusive Plum

Sherwin-Williams has chosen its 2014 Colour of the Year and Monarch designer Amanda Willson-Suppa couldn’t agree more. “Exclusive Plum is rich and sophisticated; it brings in a warmth while still being a cool colour. Pairing Exclusive Plumb with white gives a crisp and modern feel to any room, while pairing it with a deep gray gives us a room to relax and feel at home in. Exclusive Plumb is truly a versatile colour that can be used in a multitude of pallets.”

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From Sherwin-Williams:

Exclusive Plumb (SW 6263), a sophisticated violet, is Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2014. The hue, a balance of cool blue and feisty red with a splash of gray, pairs well with a variety of styles to create color schemes suitable for any room.

Exclusive Plum has an amazing quality and can be adapted for nearly any space, whether used as an accent or for an entire room. Here are some design ideas for Exclusive Plum:
  • For a cozy, masculine look, we recommend pairing this color with accents of copper and well-worn leather.
  • Exclusive Plum can also be layered with gold, gray and white for an elegant, dreamy space.
  • It’s great highlighted against white subway tile and chrome fixtures for a statement space.
  • Pops of magenta and chartreuse can liven up Exclusive Plum for a more energetic space and when paired with creamy whites or other neutrals, the mellow yet purposeful purple can turn any space into a refreshing retreat.
Sherwin-Williams suggests the following “inspiration pairings” for Exclusive Plum:

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