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Color of the Year 2014 : Radiant Orchid

January 05, 2014 1 Comment

Move over eggplant, lilac and plum, there is a new Orchid in town: Radiant Orchid! Named color of the year 2014 by Pantone this captivating color " blooms with confidence and magical warmth that intrigues the eye and sparks the imagination. It is an expressive, creative and embracing purple—one that draws you in with its beguiling charm. A captivating harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid emanates great joy, love and health." (Pantone Press release)

“While the 2013 color of the year, PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, served as a symbol of growth, renewal and prosperity, Radiant Orchid reaches across the color wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “An invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society.”

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Radiant Orchid for Fashion

Radiant Orchid’s rosy undertones radiate on the skin, producing a healthy glow when worn by both men and women. A dazzling attention-getter, Radiant Orchid permeated the runways during the spring 2014 fashion shows and is already making its way onto the red carpet. Fashion designers are incorporating Radiant Orchid into their spring collections and variations of this hue will carry into men’s and women’s clothing and accessories throughout next year." My personal favorite is this fabulous oversized wrap by Echo. Wear it now to energize your basic blacks, come spring don it with a white blazer for a bit of dazzle. 

Radiant Orchid for Interiors

Spruce up interior spaces by incorporating this eye-catching hue in paint, accent pieces and accessories. As adaptable as it is beautify;, Radiant Orchid complements olive and deeper hunter greens, and offers a gorgeous combination when paired with turquoise, teal and even light yellows. Likewise, the vibrant color is sure to liven up neutrals including gray, beige and taupe. Uplifting and bold without being overpowering, Radiant Orchid reenergizes almost any color and provides a unifying element for diverse spaces."  Check out the beautiful arranged paint colors by Lisa Mende

Do you dare using Radiant Orchid in your bedroom? Here are some ideas from Heincker Design on how to use Radiant Orchid in well chosen doses across the home. I especially like  the beautiful tone in this bold print which makes an mostly neutral bedroom sing.

Maybe you’re not scared of color, but maybe the price tag that comes with investing in it? A little bit of art and accessories gets you on the trendy train, easy to switch out next year when we get another color calling from Pantone. From our NOYO custom headboard collections, check out these designs for a dash of color of Radiant Orchid to brighten up your days and nights. How about City Sketch for an urban expression?

Or a dash of color delivered by the ever sexy Marilyn Monroe as seen in Paris

Happy 2014 from us at NOYO - be bold, be radiant and do add a splash of color to your every day! Live it up and enjoy the Season!

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