The 2014 Color of the Year (Plus Other Colorful Ideas)
This shade is bold, vibrant—and much easier to decorate with than you think. These rooms prove that a lush home is only a few brushstrokes (or throw pillows) away.
Photo: Courtesy of Sherwin-Williams
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Or Try the More Toned-Down Color of the Year
Pantone isn't the only brand to crown a color of the year. Sherwin-Williams's Exclusive Plum was selected with décor in mind, and the steely purple feels like the next evolution of the gray trend that's been gaining momentum over the past two years
Rich, brown leather and copper accents—like a lamp, picture frame or serving tray—warm up the muted purple, keeping the room from feeling dark and lair-like, says Jackie Jordan, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams.
(Note: Benjamin Moore chose a pale blue for its color of the year, called Breath of Fresh Air
. You can find decorating ideas using it here.