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Once again it is that time of year to reveal the Pantone color of the year.

For 2014 the color is . . . Radiant Orchid

Pantone Color of the Year 2014


Last year’s color of the year was Emerald Green. We discussed on more than one occasion how to add Emerald Green to your décor to bring your interior up to date.

Emerald Green was a great color choice for 2013 as it reflected a spirit of growth, renewal and prosperity.

Radiant Orchid symbolizes creativity, imagination and originality, all of which have increasing value in our society today. The 2014 color of the year is a harmony of fuchsia and purple with pink undertones.

Radiant Orchid

In the fashion world, Radiant Orchid is said to be surprisingly versatile. It livens the skin, causing it to look healthy and energetic. Radiant Orchid can be paired with shades of lavender, purple, pink and even red in for blush, lipstick and nails.

color of the year in fashion

For decorating ideas, you will find some new pieces to add to your décor such as lamps, pillows, chairs, artwork, and accent furniture pieces.

color of the year in decorating

Colors that pair well with Radiant Orchid are olive and deep hunter green, as well as turquoise, teal and light yellows. This vibrant color will do well with and liven up neutrals like beige, grey and taupe.

mixing colors & decorating

I even think you can add some accents of Radiant Orchid with the Emerald Green you added to your décor last year. I encourage you to start with small amounts and work your way up, being creative and imaginative, as the color suggests.

colors of the year 2014 and 2013

If you need help adding some of the 2014 Color of the Year to your home décor, call or email Kim for a free in home consultation – 513-398-5798


Images from Pinterest, Zillow, Lonny, Guest of a Guest, Lamps Plus, Mecc Interiors and Pantone were used in this blog.