INSPIRATION: 2014 Color of the Year - Radiant Orchid

Well, the new year has come and gone and in the hustle and bustle of the holidays Pantone released the 2014 Color of the Year...

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An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.
— Pantone

Now, I have to be honest. At first I wasn't that thrilled about the announcement, not nearly as much as last years with Emerald. However, the color has definitely grown on me, and hopefully after seeing some of these images it will grow on you too. 

 

To me Radiant Orchid is just that, radiant. I feel if I were to use this color I would want to be just bang up in it, not regrets and full of life...

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Subtle colors with a radiant pop. I love the mix of modern and traditional in this image...

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Don't feel overwhelmed with this color, tone it down with grays, creams and wood tones and throw it on the floor. Show Radiant Orchid who's boss and keep it minimal in a rug pattern, however I promise that it will be a beautiful conversation piece...

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Paired with aquas and greens make a lovely combination...

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This is a nice casual pairing, I love how relaxed it feels...

 

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Are you now craving more Radiant Orchid? Check out this segment, Lisa was featured on ABC's "The List" talking about the Color of the Year. For even more inspiration to get your radiant creative juices flowing, follow our Pinterest Board, where we have started pinning away!