Pantone Color of the Year – Radiant Orchid

Radiant Orchid for Interiors

2014 Pantone color of the year is 18-3224, Radiant Orchid.  This color is all about joy!  This fresh new color reaches to the creative centers of the mind, and entices our imagination with a beautiful melody of purples and pinks.  Radiant Orchid glows with happiness, and exudes a sense of confidence and calm.  This color will kiss the cold elements of your home with warmth and joy.

radiant orchid

Radiant Orchid is a hue that can complement a variety of interior spaces, and breathe fresh energy into the environment.  As an accent color, Radiant Orchid enhances the deep green colors of the spectrum, and when coupled with aqua and delicate yellows can produce a surprisingly stunning blend of colors.

orchid room

This hue warms the skin tone while it warms the soul with happiness.  In fashion, the striking color will be seen on a variety of accessories to give that outfit the perfect pop.  In the home, while some may initially identify the color as feminine and a bedroom tone.  Radiant Orchid is pantone that can exemplify the strength of the feminine mind, and can easily titivate any space in the home.  This color can be well played in the midst of Winter blues, and will captivate the emotions sustaining until Spring.  As Henri Matisse stated, “My choice of colors does not rest on any scientific theory; it is based on observation, on feeling, on the experience of my sensibility.”

orchid pillow

The color of the year is selected by Pantone LLC, the global authority on color and established the professional color standards of the design industry.  The Pantone Color Institute considers trends, people, and how color can influence the human thoughts and functions.

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Kovi fabrics has several choices that would complement Radiant Orchid, and a few that are very similar to the richness of pantone 18-3224. As mentioned previously aqua hues, such as K8069 Capri would beautifully blend with Radiant Orchid. Another tantalizing pair would be K6699 Sage Meadow with K8063 Plum. These color and patterns can be viewed below:

k6699 Sage K8069 Capri K8063 Plum

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