Introducing Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid


Meet Radiant Orchid, the new hue on the block that was selected as Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year. You’ll start seeing the energizing, romantic color everywhere – in fashion, beauty, and, of course, interiors. Infused with edgy undertones of majestic purples and sassy pinks, this shade is putting us all under its spell.

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Cream, white, and charcoal hues,balance out a bold orchid setting and tone down the lively color. Luxe velvet chairs at the Selman Marrakech Hotel in Morocco are paired with a dark side table and boudoir. Below, a rustic backdrop allows the purple accents to shine, giving a rather desolate setting a sweet pop of color.

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Turquoise, olive greens, and light lemongrass shades complement the pink-purple hue. The combination results in a striking, gorgeous pairing. The deep hunter green walls provide a dramatic backdrop to give this space extra va-va-voom!

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Crimson transforms Radiant Orchid into a sexy shade of romance with the power to beguile and mesmerize. Set a holiday table with a purple tablecloth, and pair with a jewel-tone red candleabra, champagne flutes, and magenta votives– throw in matching “Pop” champagne for good measure.

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Ready to decorate? Artist Leslie Shewring is awesome at pairing colors with coordinating shades. Whether you are shopping for fabric, fibers, or paint swatches, or pairing orchid with deep greens and creams, her mood boards have you covered.

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Make Radiant Orchid the focal point of your dining room with a velvet dining set to match a chandelier and muted pink carpet…

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…or add geometric drama by pairing different shades of orchid with white.

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Look out for this hue on the runway, in stores, and in emerging interior design trends in the coming year. Good thing, too, because we’re smitten with this hue that will totally light up the new year.

Check out images from Pantone’s Color of the Year Pinterest board for more Radiant Orchid inspiration!

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