Sherwin Williams has announced their 2014 Color of the Year: Exclusive Plum! It is similar to Pantone’s Radiant Orchid, but has much more of the neutral feel that Benjamin Moore’s New Neutral Palette has.
Sherwin Williams has these suggestions for the color;
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. We are loving these colorful neutrals that keep coming out! It is truly the best of both worlds. Dynamic color that doesn’t overwhelm a room.
This lovely violet hue is the perfect color for spring as well; and as seen above, makes an excellent backdrop for green florals.
Exclusive Plum also pairs so nicely with other colors. Black trim! If you know anything about us, you know we love colorful trim!
Check out the full Sherwin Williams’ description of their color here!