Oh my, Orchid!

On December 5th, PANTONE released that the color of the year for 2014 is Radiant Orchid.

“An invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society.”  –  Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®.

This color is definitely one that sparks creativity, you have to be bold in your decision to rock this color either in fashion or decor. The picture below is a great example of that, because from top to bottom it’s covered in shades of Orchid that really brighten it up in a fun way.

girls nursery design

The collage below is made up of cute items I found while browsing on Wanelo. Clockwise from top right: Hearts Heart x2 Radiant Orchid by Project M on Society6.com |  Radiant Orchid and Silver Abstract Paintings – 4 panel by TwistofUnique on Etsy.com |  Rapid Waves Dress by Billabong on billabong.com  |  Rollin’ with the Chromies Holographic nail polish by KBShimmer on Etsy.com |  Charge and Sync Dock by Belkin on Amazon.com

Orchid pics from Wanelo | Links can be found on the blog

The image below is a great way to use a bold piece of art as your jumping off point for a room design.  The art piece has 4 main colors with Radiant Orchid being the main color and the emerald green being a secondary color.  I love that the decor in the room has the emerald being the main color with  Orchid as the pops of color.  By styling it that way, it helps the brightness of the Orchid to not be so overpowering, while benefiting from having the curtains and chair in emerald, it creates are really rich look.

The collage above is made up of awesome work that can be found on Behance.

Orchid images from Behance | Links can be found on the blog
Clockwise from top right:  “Self Identity” by Lauren “LUNAH” Vingilis  | “Garden Splash” by Prateek Basu |  “Orchid Loves Magnolia” by Karla Vz  |  Last two: “NAOMI” by Liza
Orchid room found on Houzz.com | Marcus Gleysteen Architects

I really like the restrained use of Radiant Orchid in this room.  The designer let the architecture speak for itself by letting the warm tones of the wood be the main focus, and having Orchid be brought in in small doses.  That rug has an ombre  effect to it which is always my fav.

Orchid pics from Behance
Clockwise from top right: “Orquidea / probando la malla de degradados” by Alberto Sulbarán  |  “Illustrations of Animals” by Rachael Miller  |   “Orchid” by  Natalia Rezanova  | “ojhi orchid” by Ananya Rai |  “Explosion Embroidery” by Kelly Darke

What fun ways are you thinking of using Radiant Orchid in your life for 2014?  I’m definitely keeping an eye out for it in nail polishes, pillows and clothes.  *Side note: can you believe it’s already almost 2014?! Where did the year go???

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