"The color for 2014? The captivating, magical and enchanting Radiant Orchid. An invitation to innovation, modern and versatile Radiant Orchid encourages creativity and originality. Imbued with a harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and its rosy undertones emanate great joy, love and health."See more about the Color of 2014 and previous Colors of the Year at Pantone.
Inspiration for using Radiant Orchid in your HomeRadiant Orchid pairs so well with a number of colors. It can enliven a neutral on its own, or mix with other colors beautifully. On the warmer side, it pairs beautifully with oranges and it's sister-tone pink. On the cooler side, it looks beautiful with blues and teals or even a deep green. I've actually used a touch of this color in my home office recently. Using this beautiful fabric on a valance.
via Beautiful Habitat (apologies for the iPhone photography)
via Elle Decor
This Library has taken the very bold route with Orchid lacquered bookcases. Wow!
Although a fashion example, Radiant Orchid pairs beautifully with a pale green.
For even more color combinations, look no further than the color experts at Pantone.
What do you think of Pantone's choice for the 2014 color? How will you be using it?