The Color Purple: Radiant Orchid Named Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year

color-of-the-year-radiant-orchid-ctrPantone announced their 2014 color of the year, Radiant Orchid, describing it as  “a captivating, magical, enigmatic purple.” Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®, said that the 2014 color of the year is “An invitation to innovation. Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society.”

Pantone LLC is the world-renowned authority on color and provider of color systems and leading technology for the selection and accurate communication of color across a variety of industries. The PANTONE® name is known worldwide as the standard language for color communication from designer to manufacturer to retailer to customer.

Love_orchidAre you intrigued by the idea of using a shade like Radiant Orchid in your home? Pairing the color with olive greens, turquoise or teal could be adventurous. A dash of Radiant Orchid could also energize a space that is otherwise mostly neutral. When experimenting with color in your home, sometimes it’s best to start with accessories or smaller spaces. But if you are truly drawn to a certain hue, why not live with it and be inspired by it every day? We recently designed a kitchen using varying shades of purples, metallics and charcoal.

When you are ready to express ideas in your home with adventurous color, our professional design team can help!