Pantone Radiant Orchid

Colour of the year for 2014!

On Thursday 5 December Pantone – the global authority in the field of colour – announced the colour for 2014: PANTONE 18-3224 Radiant Orchid, a compelling, magical and mysterious purple inspired by orchids.

A colour which is an invitation to innovation by enhancing creativity,” says Pantone executive director Leatrice Eiseman. “The colour also inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is therefore a great colour in which to live and work, or to wear.”

Every year Pantone identifies the colour of the year which will influence the creative disciplines such as interiors, design, fashion and graphic design for twelve months. The scouts thereby also look at less obvious trend indicators such as art, films which are still in production and popular travel destinations.

How can you use this eye-catching colour in your own interior? Obviously with the aid of a potted orchid, which come in many beautiful shades of purple. Radiant Orchid works wonderfully when used next to olive or darker shades of green, or when you combine it with turquoise, teal or light yellow. Naturally it will liven up a neutral space which contains mainly grey, beige and taupe. One thing is certain: the warm colour and the orchid provide fresh energy and will shine in any interior.

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