Radiant Orchid Style Ideas

In case you missed it, the Pantone Color of the Year for 2014 is Radiant Orchid—a captivating, magical, enigmatic purple. According to Pantone, Radiant Orchid is “an enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones that inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.”

We could not agree more and can’t wait to incorporate pops of this beautiful color into our cottages. Check out these fun styles ideas for a spark of inspiration on ways to bring Radiant Orchid into your home this season! For more fun spring inspired style ideas, be sure to check out our spring issue now on newsstands.


“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.”

Here’s what Pantone has to say about adding a pop of Radiant Orchid to your interiors:

Spruce up interior spaces by incorporating this eye-catching hue in paint, accent pieces and accessories. As adaptable as it is beautiful, 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 palette and provides a unifying element for diverse spaces.