Pantone recently announced that their color of the year for 2014 is Radiant Orchid, a gorgeous shade of purple. According to the Pantone press release, Radiant Orchid is “an enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple, and pink undertones.” This particular hue is seen as one that “inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love, and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.”
This color is huge when it comes to fashion, but how can you incorporate such a bold color into your home décor as well? There are several different approaches you can take depending on the style and feel of your home. The key to using a color like this in your home is doing so in moderation.
Bring Radiant Orchid into a room easily with a beautiful accent piece, like artwork or patterned pillows that can easily be exchanged as your tastes change. An area rug is another great way to incorporate a color like this without going overboard. You still get the beautiful pop of color you’re looking for, but you’re keeping it subtle enough to add chic, trendy style.
If you’re looking to incorporate this color in a more permanent way, you can always use paint. Consider using Radiant Orchid to create an accent wall in a living room or bedroom for an eye-catching statement. You could also go bold with living room or bedroom furniture that uses this stunning shade. Go with a couch that is completely upholstered in this color, or pick an accent chair with Radiant Orchid incorporated into the pattern.
Completely different from the 2013 Pantone color, Emerald, this year’s selection of Radiant Orchid brings a different feel into the home. Play around with this hue and let us know how you’ve incorporated it into your home décor!