Entry #3208, January 20, 2014
Radiant Orchid is 2014 Pantone’s color of the Year. It is a beautiful purple shade with bright pink undertones. The color radiates energy and a hint of royalty. It is a rather bold color to drench an entire room in, but here are three simple ways to infuse Radiant orchid in your décor:
How to Add Pantone’s Radiant Orchid to your Home
1. Use hints of Radiant Orchid
Radiant orchid is a color that you will either love or hate at the first sight. If you are still confused and want to experiment adding it to your décor, it is best to start small. Use hints of radiant orchid and see if it works for you and your décor visually. The easiest way is to place a few blooms like lavender, Siberian iris and orchids in a vase. By the time the flowers wither you will know if you can take it to the next level.
Image via: The Mantilla Company
2. Make a bold statement with Pantone’s Radiant Orchid
When used in with the right colors, radiant orchid can make a luxurious and bold statement. The color works well with shades of grey, white, tan, black and green. Swap out the art on your wall for a larger and bolder one in shades of radiant orchid. Draw attention to your floor by placing a bold rug in this cheerful hue. You can also use throws and pillows in radiant orchid to stay on trend this year. Choose luxurious fabrics like satins, velvets and jacquards for a royal touch.
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3. Cool down with radiant orchid
The blue undertone in radiant orchid makes it a cool color and therefore well suited for the warm areas in your home. Use radiant orchid shade to paint an accent wall in the kitchen and you will instantly feel cooler.
Image via: Apartment Therapy
Radiant orchid is a great color to use for the kid’s bedroom. It is bright, vivacious and cheerful. It can add a lot of energy to the room so tone it down with a neutral color like white. Radiant orchid is not a common color in interior décor, therefore add an element of surprise by using it in unusual places.
For more of Pantone colors for the past years, click here.