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Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year - 2014 - Exclusive Plum
The Sherwin-Williams announcement states, “Exclusive Plum (SW 6263) is a versatile color that can be used in a variety of spaces. For a cozy, masculine den, Jackie Jordan, Sherwin-Williams Director of Color Marketing, recommends pairing Exclusive Plum with accents of copper and well-worn leather. Exclusive Plum can also be layered with gold, gray and white for an elegant, dreamy bedroom, or highlighted against white subway tile and chrome fixtures for a statement master bathroom. 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”.
“This dusky, filtered violet is refined without being stuffy, elegant yet easy, and layered with romantic potential. It has an amazing quality and can be adapted for nearly any space, whether used as an accent or for an entire room.”
Sherwin-Williams suggests pairing Exclusive Plum with Dynamo SW 6841 and Sassy Green SW 6416.
Another paint color combination from Sherwin-Williams is to pair Exclusive Plum with Antquarian Brown SW 0045 and Sealskin SW 7675.
A third color combination from Sherwin-Williams is to pair Exclusive Plum with Relic Bronze SW 6132 and Snowbound SW 7004.
The following photos were taken from the Sherwin-Williams press release. They depict Exclusive Plum used as a paint color for a den, bedroom, bathroom and living room. The photos illustrate why Exclusive Plum is described as “elegant, refreshing, sophisticated, stylish, versatile, easy and refined”.
“Our growing interest in using darker colors to create mood and evoke emotion is driving this grayed-purple and it has the potential for coordinating with other hues.”
Cozy, Masculine Den
Pair with accents of copper and well-worn leather.
Elegant, Dreamy Bedroom
Layer with gold, gray and white.
Use against white subway tiles and chrome fixtures.
Add pops of magenta and chartreuse to liven up a room.
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