By now you’ve probably heard The Pantone Institute chose “Radiant Orchid” as their 2014 Color of the Year. It’s an interesting choice; a mauve-pink-plum that is said to spark the imagination and innovation. In my opinion, it is a calmer turn away from the bright Emerald and Tangerine Tango of the past few years as shown below. Does that mean a soothing of the economy? A more reflective, spiritual way of life?
According to the official press release:
|Radiant Orchid for 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.”
But let’s not discount the OTHER colors of the year. Sherwin Wiliams announced a grayed plum as their color of the year: SW 6263 Exclusive Plum. This is a neutral for all intents and purposes,…a cool gray with a hint of purple. Looks great with citron pops and even orchid. Benjamin Moore announced Breath of Fresh Air BM806 as their color choice for 2014. A whisper of blue, it’s a different take on interiors. Beachy and classic, it looks good in so many interiors with different light.
What are YOUR thoughts on this new colors of 2014? Which ones will you be using it in your interior designs? Have you already been seeing some at markets and in fabrics?