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Radiant Orchid // Pantone® Color of the year 2014

Radiant OrchidPantone® has released color of the year 2014 and it is Radiant Orchid. I have to say I’m not a huge fan of pink, my favourite colors were 2010’s Turquoise and 2013’s Emerald, but this is a great shade, a mix of of dark pink/, fuchsia and purple…read more to find out how to use Radiant Orchid in fashion and interior.

I love how Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®, describes this color: “An invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society.” How couldn’t I love a color that encourages creativity and originality? Gallery-Image-0Eiseman continues: “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.” Great! I believe that Radiant Orchid, paired with Emerald green, would be a beautiful addition to our lives, both in fashion and interiors. It emanates joy, love and health…we all need a little of these in our lives, don’t we? Let’s see together how to add a little Radiant Orchid in our life.

Fashion: I would love a warm coat in this color, I would wear it on a total black outfit (think about black turtleneck and skinny pants). coatLi Bingbing by Chen Man for Vogue China

I’d also love to wear it with a touch of Emerald greenemerald green scarfVogue.com.aupeacock_queen_smallPeacock Queen bracelet set by MAYLILY

It tryly is a very versatile color. Think about it paired with yellow!44468011306effac58dc31be99555849image courtesy of EasyFashion

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Other nice matches, in my opinion: orange/tangerine, dark blue and grey.5fa6c96f002ff4a918982b78ac6fbe5fAnn Taylor

What about home decor and interiors? As usual, my suggestion is to add a touch of color, paint a wall, change cushions covers, or simply buy a few candles in this color. If you have painted a wall in Emerald green last year, it would be great to hang some freshly painted Radiant Orchid empty frames on it as a contrast. There are infinite possibilities…these are some inspiring ideas:eb5b0882d550adf881f38a1a878d6b6d

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23a0ab02953bc1e7259e87829b887c9fLook how gorgeous is this teal wall paired with cream and fuchsia cushions…very elegant indeed.

How would you wear or use Radiant Orchid at home?

Looking for more inspiration? Have a look here!

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