2014: Radiant Orchid Brings Bright Back

2014: Radiant Orchid Brings Bright Back

Last year, we explored the Pantone Color of the Year and the versatility and allure of 2013’s pick, Emerald. Pantone’s Color of the Year is a truly interesting thing and has gained quite the following in design communities across the board, from fashion to interiors. And so, as if a new year wasn’t exciting enough, Pantone has brought us PANTONE 18-3224 Radiant Orchid for 2014! So this year we’re at it again, bringing you some tips and inspiration for being on top of this year’s most radiant of color trends. It’s daring and bold and we hope you enjoy this refreshing shade for 2014 as much as we do. I’m not sure if it’s just because I’ve been working on this post, but it seems like 2014 was meant to be this color, no? It seems spot on to me. Enjoy your introduction to this year’s hue!


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




Catharine Coll

Greetings from Creative! I'm Catharine, one of the Graphic Designers here at SF. I spend my days designing away and working with our amazing Marketing team to make our website and brand the best it can possibly be - and then some. I also manage the SF Pinterest. Outside of my daily routine, I enjoy art, fashion, photography, learning to ballroom dance, Muz - my diva of a cat, spending time with family and friends, cooking, and generally have a passion for all things pretty and well designed. I enjoy being over the top festive for every holiday. I have way too many shoes and it takes me months to finish reading a single book. I have the potential energy to become a DIY enthusiast - but I'm not sure that myself, the world, or my roommates are ready for it yet.