Monday, March 3, 2014

Pantone Color of the Year 2014: Radiant Orchid

Every year Pantone introduces a new color of the year.  In 2013 the Pantone color of the year was emerald which served as a symbol of growth, renewal and prosperity.  The year of 2014, Pantone introduced Radiant Orchid as the color of the year.  Radiant Orchid provokes motivation, it promotes warmth and a magic that intrigues the eye and promotes the imagination.  An invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid provokes imagination, and encourages expanded creativity and originality.  Qualities that are much valued in society today.  

Harmoniously, pink, purple and fuchsia combine to create Radiant Orchid which inspires great confidence and emanates great joy love and health.  In fashion, it is a dazzling attention getter that makes skin radiant on both women and men.

In our interiors, we can also incorporate Radiant Orchid.  Whether it be in paint or accessories it is sure to inspire innovation and increase confidence.  It pairs well with deep greens like olive and hunter green and compliments turquoise, teal and light yellows.  The vibrant color is sure to liven up all neutrals, including beige, gray and taupe.  Radiant Orchid will re-energize your design and unify any color palette.  Play around with this color and allow it to bring an uplifting feeling to your space without being overpowering.

Radiant Orchid in Fashion:

Radiant Orchid in Interior Design:

At first I wasn't thrilled about this color, however the more I see it, the more I have begun to be motivated by it!  I'm even thinking about using it in our master bedroom design.  

Who knows maybe Radiant Orchid will inspire you to new heights!

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  1. I am obsessed with the orchid color for everything this year... too bad the bf wont let me paint the bedroom that color!

  2. Me too Meredith! It has really grown on me. I haven't told my husband yet that it will be in our room, but do it and ask for forgiveness later! You could always get some pillows or change out your comforter to incorporate the color. Those are options that aren't as permanent and it will ease him into the color!