Sherwin Williams Color of the Year 2014

A couple of weeks ago I received an email from Sherwin Williams announcing their 2014 Color of the Year – Exclusive Plum. I must say I like this color so much better than Pantones Color of the Year – Radiant Orchid. My style tends to be a tad more traditional and classic and the brightness of the Radiant Orchid, was, well a bit too radiant for my liking.

It seems that “moody” is in this year and Exclusive Plum certainly fits that bill, especially when paired with dark trim and fabrics as seen below.

If moody or masculine is not your thing then consider pairing it with golds, gray and white for a more elegant and refined space.


And I love it against the white subway tile and chrome fixtures in this bathroom.


Here’s a few other spaces that use the plum color to create warm but fun spaces.

I really like this fun plum wallpaper, paired with the gorgeous blue ceiling, gold accents and beautiful wood furnishings this room is fun and full of personality but still has a very classic and elegant feel.

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This living room starts with a neutral palate which could be a little dull on its own, but with the addition of the gorgeous plum window treatments, pillows and an arm chair, this room really comes alive with style.


It seems that with both Sherwin Williams and Pantone’s color forecast, purple is going to be BIG this year. I’m getting inspired to think about plum or purple as a color choice for 2014. How about you, what do you think about purple?