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Decorating with Radiant Orchid – Pantone’s Colour of 2014

Tue 18 Feb 2014

Pantone’s color of 2014 is Radiant Orchid, a fusion of pink, purple and fuchsia. This fetching shade will create dramatic statement and feature areas as part of interior design schemes. 

Pantone choose their “colour of the year” by seeking trends in areas as diverse as films in production, popular travel destinations, hit art shows, and popular living artists.

How to Make it Pop

Combine radiant orchid with complementary greens, including olives and deeper racing greens. The shade is fabulous with bold turquoises and teals. This colour will also bring an immediate lift when used as a feature element in rooms with a neutral palette, working particularly well with grey, beige, and taupe, as opposed to pure whites.

Where to Get Radiant Orchid

Fountain Wallpaper by Amy Butler

Amy Butler’s fountain wallpaper combines direct influences from Indian and Indonesian design with the current vogue for retro European wallpaper patterns. These retro designs were of course, in turn, originally inspired by designs from Asia. Combining Radiant Orchid with navy blue creates a contrast with an almost glowing effect.

Kartell Frilly Chair

The plastic Kartell Frilly Chair combines this sensual shade with a design inspired by industrial sculpture. Suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, the Frilly Chair would make a standout piece of garden furniture in the warmer months.

Orchid Wall Stickers by Zazous at Not on the High Street

Take the Radiant Orchid theme to its logical conclusion with this giant photorealistic wall decal. The wall sticker uses an adhesive that makes it easy to apply and remove - it won’t damage your wall surface, or leave any sticky residue. You can also use them for outdoor walls, where they’ll remain durable for up to 5 years.

Trellis Geo Original Design Cushion Cover by SenayStudio on Etsy

This deluxe cushion cover is made with an organic cotton/linen blend. The trellis design is reminiscent of both art deco patterns, and ornate Victorian floor tiling motifs. Though it’s an unusual choice of design for a cushion cover, it most definitely “works” and a set of these would create an idiosyncratic focal point to a living room or bedroom.

Café Sofa from Sofas and Stuff

 

Upholstered with local Yorkshire wools, the Café Sofa in fuchsia will retain its smart appearance for decades. This bold fuchsia shade would combine excellently with a wall tone in Radiant Orchid.