Radiant Orchid: Rich, Elegant, Lush, Inviting, Warm…This is the 2014 Pantone Color of the Year.
With its position on the color wheel nearly opposite that of Emerald, last year’s Color of the Year, the vibe is opposite, as well. Last year’s color was all about growth and rejuvenation, but Radiant Orchid is about energy, originality, and innovation. According to Pantone, the 2014 color selection is “captivating, magical, enigmatic,” and invites intrigue.
While Radiant Orchid may not be the color around which you build your entire color scheme for home decorating, a little addition of this majestic color will more than fulfill the desire for a noticeable pop of color.
Add it to dark greens like olive or hunter for a rich, voluptuous look; pair with teal for a bit of youthful whimsy; combine with yellow for a soft, feminine look. Even adding to neutrals such as beige, grey, and taupe will result in a mature color combination that gets noticed.
Of course, Radiant Orchid paired with either black or white would be stunning and very chic.
From throw pillows to fabrics and area rugs, this color is popping up on the pages of home décor magazines and in to-the-trade showrooms everywhere.
Sunbrella has introduced Canvas Iris and there are several outdoor woven patterns that will work as a companion to complement this color.
Whether your style is carefree and fun, youthful and energetic, traditional and elegant, or modern and spare, Radiant Orchid, or Sunbrella’s answer, Iris, can be added to enhance your style and give it up-to-the-minute style.
Throughout the design world, Radiant Orchid is the newest color for 2014. If you have never considered yourself to be a purple person before, go outside your comfort zone and indulge in a little Radiant Orchid this year.
Be careful, however, for a little purple goes a long way and is one color that can quickly look cheap when overdone. Find a little way in which you can add a punch of the 2014 Pantone Color of the Year and see if it inspires you to be bolder, more creative, or more captivating to others.
Note: Pantone is the world-renowned authority on color. Scanning the globe for trends in the entertainment industry, art, music, theatre, and other socio-economic conditions, when the Pantone team speaks, people listen. Providing color systems to designers, manufacturers, retailers, and, ultimately the consumer, Pantone influences the colors we wear, decorate with, and use in everyday objects such as automobiles, appliances, and household products.
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