Pantone® LLC, the world’s leading authority on color systems, just recently announced PANTONE® 18-3224 Radiant Orchid as 2014’s color of the year.
“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.”
“An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, 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.”
So how can you incorporate Radiant Orchid in your interior design? This captivating hue is wonderful when used for accessories and accent pieces. Use Radiant Orchid to give new life to neutral tones such as gray and beige. It also makes a great complement to deep greens such as olive or hunter green. For a more interesting and lively combination, try pairing with turquoise, teal, and light yellow hues. The subtle vibrancy of Radiant Orchid brings together even the most unexpected design elements.
If you’re looking to use Radiant Orchid in your kitchen design, it makes a great accompaniment to many of our door styles. For a calm, serene aesthetic, pair Radiant Orchid with any of our three shades of white kitchen cabinets: our bright white Ice White Shaker cabinets, or our more subdued and traditional Signature Pearl cabinets. For a more interesting contemporary or eclectic look, try pairing Radiant Orchid with our versatile Shakertown kitchen cabinets, or with our alluring and sophisticated Sienna Rope kitchen cabinets. This vibrant color of the year can also pair with darker cabinets, such as our Signature Brownstone cabinets.
Your kitchen plays an important role in the health and well-being of your family. By incorporating inspiring and joyful hues such as Radiant Orchid, you’re creating the perfect backdrop for warm moments and intimate connections between you and your loved ones for years to come.