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 Queen bracelet set by MAYLILY

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


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



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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