Every year, Pantone chooses their Color of the Year, basing the choice on emerging trends and expert hunches. 2012 brought us Tangerine Tango. 2013 was a year-long pageant of Emerald.
For 2014, they have chosen Radiant Orchid and you will be seeing it quite often in the worlds of fashion and design. We first saw this color emerging at the Milan Furniture Fair and we’ve been in love with it ever since.
Radiant Orchid inhabits the middle ground between the passion of red and the calmness of blue. It effortlessly evokes a feeling of royalty and majesty, of something exquisite, yet attainable. It is aristocracy for the people.
This teen bedroom is a brilliant showcase for the vibrancy and surprising intimacy of Radiant Orchid. You can create a stunning space – be it a craft room or home office – by simply varying the value of the color from dark to light. The contrast of hues and textures will lead your eye around the room.
Think about how you will use this warm and expressive color in the coming year. It works equally well as the basis for an entire color palette or as the strategic splash of color that will pull an entire room together.
Learn more about the Color of the Year at Pantone.com.
Ginny Snook Scott is the Chief Design Officer at California Closets. She has over 25 years experience with California Closets and has helped over 1,000 clients create custom closets and organize their home. Connect with Ginny on Google+.