The 2014 color of the year, Radiant Orchid, might look intimidating, but have no fear. This electric and captivating purple hue can be bold or subtle depending on how you incorporate it into your space.
Pantone Color Institute, the world’s leading color authority, describes Radiant Orchid as, “captivating, magical, and enigmatic.” It is an “enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple, and pink undertones, inspiring confidence and emanating great joy, love and health.” Chosen for its unique beguiling charm, Radiant Orchid is anticipated to play a central role in many facets of design.
In addition to interiors expect it to POP up in graphic design, fashion, and industrial design. Be on the look out for color combinations that feature neutrals with just the right touch of Radiant Orchid in the mix.
So just how do you add the right touch to your own home?
Now while the hues of Radiant Orchid can be found on many paint swatches, don’t go busting out your paint roller just yet. There are many ways to include a hint of Radiant Orchid without over-doing it or revamping your walls completely.
Be captivated by Radiant Orchid with these six easy and flexible design tips.
While it may be too intense for major furniture pieces, Radiant Orchid is perfect for accent pieces and accessories. It’s a flexible color that plays well with forest greens, grey, teal and light blue. Consider a throw blanket or pillow to add a quiet pop of radiance.
Radiant orchid is said to promote health and love, so why not add a touch to the most relaxing room in your house, the bathroom. A few bath or hand towels and Radiant Orchid can provide a warm hue to those soft, soothing bubble bath nights.
3.) Poufs, stools, and office chairs:
Recline in luxury when you prop your feet atop a casual Radiant Orchid foot stool. Or pull up to your craft table on an stool that emanates joy.
The name Radiant Orchid implies illumination so why not add a spruce of the color to your lamp base or lampshades. Look for simple shapes that pair well with the décor in your room.
When paired against gray, beige or taupe walls, Radiant Orchid becomes and expressive design element against a neutral backdrop. Consider adding a punch of orchid to the room with Radiant Orchid drapes. The color speaks for itself so don’t bother with print.
Get literal with the color by adding a bouquet of fresh orchids. An orchid vase can do the trick as well. You can also try seasonal orchid-inspired blooms such as lavender, hebes, and gladiolus.
The Pantone Color Institute studies future color trends and chooses a Color of the Year by looking at color trends across several forms of media and art. Past colors include Emerald (2013), Tangerine Tango (2012) and Honeysuckle (2011)
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