Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Decorating With Radiant Orchid......Pantone's Color of The Year

When Dazzling Blue was announced by Pantone as it's top color for Spring 2014 designers everywhere assumed it was going to be the color of the year. This year many of us were fooled. Radiant Orchid was also announced as a color to watch and this come from behind winner was recently introduced as 2014's Color of the Year. Those in the know say Orchid's rise to stardom was the result of celebrities  embracing this color and rocking the red carpets with it. 

This post is designed to help you get acquainted with Radiant Orchid and inspire you to try it in your interior design. Give it the same chance at wowing your crowd as the lovely ladies below did.

Radiant Orchid reaches across the color wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.
She also said this color is “An invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society.” “An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.”

If you saturate you space with radiant orchid you will find that many colors will pop as evidenced by this pic.

Radiant orchid is a bold enough color that even a small amount can make a huge statement.

If you have the personality to embrace this shade of purple, radiant orchid will not let you down in the area of exciting interiors.

Radiant orchid is a great accent color and really pops against white.

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Maybe try a softer shade of orchid.

Radiant orchid livens up neutrals such as gray, beige and taupe

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You can always use shades or orchid in small doses. Perhaps a flower arrangement, vase, pillow, something small.

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Add a splash of color by adding a bright orchid accent area rug.

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Orange and radiant orchid.......who would have thought these two colors would work together.

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Brace yourself for the explosion of orchid colored home accessories.

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Keep your pop of orchid overhead!!

Radient orchid looks wonderful with green. Why not....they grow together in nature.

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If painting the walls a shade of orchid is too much of a commitment for you, introduce the color through accent pieces and accessories.

I was apprehensive about radiant orchid at first but pictures like this soon had me warming up to this color.

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Radiant orchid is an exotic color......... like bloom for which it is named

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Radiant orchid has a sophisticated look when married to neutrals like white or grey.

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And look at how dramatic orchid becomes when paired with black and silver.

For a big impact, opt for a large upholstered piece of furniture in radiant orchid.

Are you ready yet to fully commit to touches of radiant orchid into your interiors?

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