2013 was the year of Emerald, this year 2014 the PANTONE® colour of the year is Radiant Orchid. It's a shade somewhere in between pink and purple described as a captivating, magical, enigmatic purple and one which is loved by some and hated by others.
Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Colour Institute® said "Radiant Orchid reaches across the colour wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination. An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.”
If you like to stay on trend with interior design and like to include the latest "in colour" then adding a few pops of Radiant Orchid can add a femininity and a warmth to your space. It is definitely a shade to use sparingly with accessories, wall art and classic furniture shapes unless you want to be redecorating next year.
You can never have too many pictures to choose from for your walls and this Neon City Canvas by Graham & Brown shows how well Radiant Orchid works when combined with turquoise, teal, olive and darker greens and even light yellows. This would be a great colour update to a bedroom or bathroom.
New bed linen is a quick, easy and effective way to update a bedroom and Elizabeth Hurley's Arbella bedding sits on the purple end of the pallet but a beautiful update to the bedroom.
Add the real deal to your room with a vase of orchid blooms, fresh cut orchids will last for as long as three weeks, an orchid plant much longer and faux orchid stems will be perfect forever.
Our range of wall art includes this full rose bloom to bring the accent colour to you home.
This bold bedroom chair leans to the purple with it's contemporary shape will make it a defining feature of your bedroom or other living space for many years. Bold and daring it is a great statement piece to add.
Do you like the Pantone Colour of the Year? Will you be adding a few pops of Radiant Orchid to your home or do you love the new Pantone colour so much you'll be investing in statement pieces and on a redecoration mission? Or does it get a thumbs down from you and a shade you'll be giving a miss completely? Tell us what you think.