Thursday, December 19, 2013

{pantone's color of the year: radiant orchid}


I know you've likely already seen the news splattered all over the blogosphere: Pantone has chosen Radiant Orchid as their color of the year. What are your thoughts? So far I'm seeing a love it or hate it divide amongst bloggers and designers. I think another jewel tone is a good choice, we had emerald green last year and we are following it up with another rich and saturated hue.

 
I can actually see this shade pairing well with emerald green, or other jewel tones in the royal blue family as well:
 
 
 
Just take a cue from nature! Meredith shared this stunning photo as she weighed in about Radiant Orchid the other day ...
 
 
Truth be told this color of 2014 will more likely make its way into my wardrobe than my décor ...
 
 
Ok, maybe not quite that bold & feathery, but you get the idea! So, I'd love to hear your thoughts on this color of the New Year, love it or hate it? Or are you still sitting on the fence? What color would you have chosen?
 
 

9 comments:

Glenna said...

I think it's too trendy. I am not a fan. It's too hard of a color to live with day in and day out, at least for me.

Katy Byrne said...

I'm not going to lie, I'm disappointed. The emerald was a tough one to beat though. I'm sure it will grow on me.

Katy www.designsbykaty.com

Julie Khuu | Haute Khuuture said...

I LOVE it! Love that they're finally getting away from the saturated jewel tones of years past and featuring more pastel hues. It's not always about in your face amped up drama...the subtler tones speak just as loudly. Can't wait to see how home decor develops from what spring runways are showcasing in spades!

xo-Julie
Peace. Love. LOL!

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Vintage Home said...

WOW Fabulous...I think I even have a bit of paint left in that colour. We painted a lot of mirror frames that colour!

Merry Merry Christmas!

gibbygoo56 said...

I am loving it! Very stylish and chic. The rooms are to die for!

Thank you for sharing this.

Tracey Ayton Photography said...

I'm not really a colour person but I just love love love this colour …… its so good for pops of colour. I want that outfit that model has on. Not sure if I'd look all that great in it but regardless, I like the colour.

Lianna@theresnoplacelikehomemke.com said...

so beautiful love those lacquered walls.

Karen said...

Stunning post. I happen to love this color! I adore it! I guess I will see it a lot this years!

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Tracy Fredericks said...

Yippie!!!! I know it's not for everyone but I love it. I am a pink girl. I could defintely incorporate it into my office space and my wardrobe.

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