It has been called “a captivating purple that draws you in with its beguiling charm.”
Radiant Orchid is Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year.
Okay, I have to admit it when I learned Radiant Orchid was a Pantone color of the year it took me a little while to warm up to the idea. Even though I love many shades of purple I don’t use it that often in home decor unless it’s by client request. But radiant orchid may be a different story. This year’s hottest hue is vibrant, inviting and all about creativity and that’s suits me very well.
Historically, Purple is a color with intense meaning. It is a symbol of royalty in the bible: From the virtuous woman in Proverbs: “She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.” Proverbs 31: 22 and with Jesus himself before his crucifiction: “And they clothed him (Jesus) with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about his head, and began to salute him, Hail, King of the Jews!” Mark 15:17-19.
The color purple has been symbolic of many things including magic, spirituality, creativity, dignity, and royalty. It evokes all of these meanings more than any other color. Whatever symbolism you relate to it decorating with radiant orchid can achieve elegance and vibrancy in a room. There are many ways to embrace this color in your own home.
Radiant Orchid’s appearance on the fashion runways made unique, bold and feminine style statements.
Here are some options that may inspire you for using Radiant Orchid at home. Use it as:
- A focal point Radiant Orchid gives impact to a room when used on one piece of furniture or on a wall.
- Mixing Radiant Orchid with white or a cool neutral can have stunning effects
- An accent color with accessories to add interest and vibrancy in a room
Madeline Weintrab Rug in Radiant Orchid
Are you thinking about Radiant Orchid now? I hope you like my suggestions and I’d love to know: How will you use Radiant Orchid in your home?