Novel Lilac SW 6839 paint dollop

September 2021

Color of The Month

Novel Lilac

SW 6836

Art deco style wood desk centered on Novel Lilac SW 6839 painted wall, decorated with colorful ectectic paintings accompanied by wicker light fixtures and plants.

Find joy in a bright and bold hue that’s all about maxing out your style.

When it comes to maximalism, you’re designing for your joy, so the rules are simple – use what you love and use it often. Embracing your wild side with a rainbow of color and texture is the best way to bring a mood-boosting flair to the spaces where individuality matters the most.

Bedroom image with colorful eclectic wall decor, pants and wicker light fixtures. Walls painted Novel Lilac SW 6839, Ceiling painted Perfect Periwinkle SW 9065, Doors painted Juneberry SW 6573

Style Influences

What’s the secret to getting that maximal look? The bigger, brighter and busier, the better. Every maximalist-inspired space has that wow factor thanks to bold hues, repetitive patterns, and statement pieces that make a room feel like it’s one of a kind – because it is.

Want to learn more about Novel Lilac? Explore our Color of the Month to find additional inspiration and don’t forget to tag your Novel Lilac paint projects on social media with #SWColorLove for a chance to be featured in our gallery.


  1. What is the gray color used with the novel lilac in the glam photo?

    Beth Ashworth
  2. Very Disappointed: Not sure what “creative” team is making text content decisions but this thread is No longer interesting, helpful or motivating since the 30% – 40% Discounts have been Replaced by a monthly color selection that is so specific that it never comes close to anything that interests our decor color needs (for paint anyway). We no longer have Sherwin Williams discounts to use so we now have expanded looking at other paint brand selections…

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      Hi Anne, we understand your desire to take advantage of sales and will forward it to our marketing team for review. For current pricing information please visit or stop by your local store.

  3. Hello,
    Thank you for sharing this beautiful color combination. It inspired me to do my grandmother’s curio in those color schemes. My curio cabinet looks gorgeous. I do want to make a suggestion that when you do these fabulous contrasting colors they are available when one clicks on the swatch. I had remember the name of the color but I had a little difficulty finding this page. Luckily the email was still in my inbox for reference. Once again, thank you for sending out monthly color inspirations and I hope that in the future the website will be updated to help us color-challenged folks create wonderful projects.


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