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The Color Fuschia!

The color fuchsia is a stylish pink that shares its name with a popular perennial of the same hue. Bright but sophisticated, this color is considered both warm and cool, making it perfect in many color pallets.It sits opposite green on the color wheel, which answers the question why fuschia pink and viridian green have gained popularity for home décor and fashion.

Fuchsia came into vogue in the twentieth century thanks to fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli. She introduced the fashion world to the color in 1937 with a collection that included a glamorous, bright pink dress and the launch of her perfume that came in fuchsia packaging and was named "Shocking!

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2014 Color of the Year


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Exclusive Plum (SW 6263), a sophisticated violet, is Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2014.
The hue, a balance of cool blue and feisty red with a splash of gray, pairs well with a variety of styles to create color schemes suitable for any room.
“This dusky, filtered violet is refined without being stuffy, elegant yet easy, and layered with romantic potential.”
Jackie Jordan, Sherwin-Williams director of color marketing.

Exclusive Plum has an amazing quality and can be adapted for nearly any space, whether used as an accent or for an entire room.

FEAR OF COLOR

I would like to chat about color today,
I am asked over and over again from frustrated clients about "color"?  How to use it, where to stop and start it, dispelling old myths about how dark ceilings will "bring them down", or that white ceilings are how to "raise it up"! In fact, color in itself has become our most plentiful and inexpensive decorating tool! What, for  example, can give a room the immediate lift of a budget coat of paint?
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A few sofa pillows, new lamp shades, well placed arrangements - any of these  if chosen as part of a pre-planned color scheme can provide an immediate and refreshing change of pace!