Pantone Color of the Year 2014: Radiant Orchid

Every year, Pantone chooses a new Color of the Year. Last year, it was the glamorous color Emerald. The Pantone Color of the Year 2014 is the exotic and magical Radiant Orchid. The pros at Pantone describe it as “an enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple, and pink undertones.” It exudes creativity and is eye-catching and unique, making it a great choice for 2014. Purple hues are very versatile, being liked by both men and women, and look great in all mediums from fashion and beauty to interior design. Let’s look at some inspiring ways to use Radiant Orchid in home decor.

A pop of color in once piece of furniture can add life to a neutral palette and make a bold statement. Radiant orchid really pops against that wall.

A bold and fun wallpaper can turn an entryway or focus wall into a beautiful design statement that will wow.

To create an inspiring home office, think outside the box with color. Painting the bookcases in a bold color like radiant orchid will add a pop of creativity.

Brighten up a white space with some magic. By layering a radiant orchid blanket over a lavender one, depth is created even on an otherwise white palette.

A lovely radiant orchid rug and an echo of the color in some fresh flowers bring this entryway to life.

Radiant orchid looks enchanting in this abstract art hanging in a neutral living room.

Radiant orchid is a perfect color for a children’s space with its magical essence and can be gender neutral.

Pillows in varying shades of radiant orchid and a beautiful floral centerpiece bring color and character to a breakfast nook.

Zebra pairs perfectly with radiant orchid as seen in this children’s space, though a lot of the decorating elements could be translated to an adult home office, too.

It will be fun to see all the different ways this color is used over the coming year. Are you planning to incorporate radiant orchid into your home in 2014?

Warm regards,

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