Color Crush: Radiant Orchid

by Rekha on December 31, 2013

2014 Color of the Year:  Radiant Orchid |
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Every year in early December, Pantone, the global authority on color, reveals its choice for “Color of the Year.” The designated hue drives trends in fashion, interior design, weddings and event décor. The winner for 2014: Radiant Orchid, which Pantone describes as “a captivating, magical, enigmatic purple.”

How and why did Pantone select Radiant Orchid in particular? Watch this interview with Executive Director Leatrice Eiseman.

Personally, I love all variations of this regal shade, and predict that it will strongly influence wedding decor, textiles and fashion. How will it translate to interior design? Too much of this purply-pinkish hue may be overkill, yet it can also offer chic, vibrant appeal.

Read on for how to bring radiant orchid into your home space.

Radiant Orchid in the home

Bold accents in radiant orchid stand out as an ideal complement to neutrals. This shade adds energy and creates an upbeat atmosphere, while mixing bold florals and striped patterns results in a retro vibe.

Radiant orchid in the home

Pops of radiant orchid in bedding and quirky artwork modernize this attic bedroom.

Radiant orchid curtains

Curtains in radiant orchid enliven this bedroom decor, while lime and pale blue provide a sense of balance. Subtle prints add a refreshing accent.

Radiant orchid accents

An accent lamp in radiant orchid lends a vivid touch to this muted color scheme. Olive, burgundy and lilac add an unexpected twist while creating an exotic ambience.

Glamourous, feminine bedroom in Radiant Orchid

Deep purple walls, long velvet curtains, layers of luxurious quilts and floral accents combine to create a glamorous, feminine bedroom.

For more inspiration, visit my Pinterest board: Color Crush: Radiant Orchid

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