Yesterday afternoon, as I relaxed comfortably in the massage chair at Alexandre de Paris in Fairfax, Virginia, Sophie painted my toes with that elegant Exclusive Plum that will probably complement the many shades of purple in my wardrobe!
Talk about marketing, Sherwin Williams was also offering free manicures with Exclusive Plum last week in Chicago at NeoCon, the annual trade show for commercial furnishings. I wish there had been time in my schedule that day to take advantage of that.
Every year we hear about the color of the year. Remember the 2014 Pantone color of the year? Radiant Orchid! There was quite a bit of orchid (and other shades of my favorite color – purple) at the High Point Furniture Market this year. However, it did not dominate the scene. In the past all one had to do to learn the “in” color of the season was go through two showrooms. The “in” color was in both and one knew that it would be visible everywhere. This spring was different. There was a variety of color displayed by national and international manufacturers.
The truth is there is almost no limit to color choice. Over the past decade we have all become more open to color in our homes. Furniture companies began offering a few color options for their fine wood pieces to test the market. This year the choices are vast. Some showrooms say any Benjamin Moore paint color, others say any Sherwin Williams paint color can be specified on their products.
Have you looked at a paint fan deck recently? You will see over three thousand hues. Today the real question is what is YOUR favorite color? You get to choose your favorite for the perfect accent piece.
Overwhelmed? One can always hire an interior designer to give some guidance.
PS: Our Sherwin Williams rep came by last week and brought us beautiful nail polish in Exclusive Plum SW6263, their 2014 Color of the Year!
PPS: Let’s not forget how beautiful the colors of natural wood finishes are. They provide the perfect background for our lives and the rainbow of color around us.