2014 Pantone Color of the Year


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2014 Pantone Color of the Year

Posted 01/08/2014
2014 Pantone Color of the Year

Sometimes you want to incorporate a color into your home that’s fresh, colorful and trendy. That’s when you might want to consider the Pantone color of the year, which for 2014 is Radiant Orchid.

Let’s take a look at this color and discuss ways you can incorporate it into your home to update your décor.

Diamond Vogel 1179
Moonlight Melody

As you can see, Radiant Orchid is in the purple-pink family, rich but not too bright or dark.  Look at Diamond Vogel’s #1179 Moonlight Melody for inspiration.  It works well with neutrals, especially taupes, grays, and creams. According to Pantone, “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.” 

Pink has been ascending in popularity, especially among trend-savvy homeowners. Not just orchid shades are on the rise, but pinks of all descriptions, from brights to pales.

Boca do Lobo

Radiant Orchid blooms with confidence and magical warmth that intrigues the eye and sparks the imagination. It is an expressive, creative and embracing purple—one that draws you in with its beguiling charm. A captivating harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid emanates great joy, love and health.


This Old House

You can add a pop of Radiant Orchid to your home by adding throws; pillows and household accessories in this color (think bowls, lamps, candle sticks and vases). If you have a neutral room and you want to make a bigger statement, you could also paint one focal wall the vivid color.