Radiant Orchid: Pantone Color of the Year 2014

Radiant Orchid is Pantone Color of the Year

Pantone creates standardized colors and swatches for designers. They describe Radiant Orchid as “Expressive, exotic..blooms with confidence and warmth.”

Pantone also recommends Radiant Orchid for interior design:  “Spruce up interior spaces by incorporating this eye-catching hue in paint, accent pieces and accessories. As adaptable as it is beautiful, Radiant Orchid complements olive and deeper hunter greens, and offers a gorgeous combination when paired with turquoise, teal and even light yellows.”

Every year Pantone hosts a secret meeting for color experts from many countries, and together they choose a color to be the next year’s color of the year.  The color of the year may be repeated in fashion, paint, cars, furniture, and household appliances, but will it be popular with consumers?

I asked our staff what they thought of Radiant Orchid:

“It’s pretty.”

”It looks a little 80’s.”

“I like it.”

 “I don’t know…”

 “It’s comforting.”


“My niece would love it.”

 “It’s not off-putting.”

However, no one was ready to redecorate their home with Radiant Orchid.

We would love to know what you think!  Would you decorate with Radiant Orchid?

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