Pantone's 2014 Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid

This intriguing color is so fresh and current. Check out some of our favorite ways to work Radiant Orchid into your home.
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November 25, 2014
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Perfect Hue

Pantone has dubbed "Radiant Orchid" the color of choice for 2014. The color authority describes the hue as "a captivating harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones" and one that "emanates great joy, love and health." Take a look at how these rooms use Radiant Orchid and similar colors. A bright orchid hue livens up this garage that was opened up and turned into a lounge that will easily accommodate to homeowner's large family, as seen on The Outdoor Room by Jamie Durie on HGTV. Design: Jamie Durie

Purple Mix

The key to mixing orchid, fuchsia and black correctly is to vary the intensities of the pinks and purples, then use black to break up the two similar hues. Design: Brian Patrick Flynn

Old Hollywood Glam

This contemporary bedroom was designed around a passion for the color purple and old Hollywood nostalgia. The flooring (cut pile carpet) is a deep eggplant with touches of silver-gray. The bright white furniture and a luxurious upholstered headboard add high color contrast and bold graphic accents. Glamorous accessories, such as mirrored tabletops, a black velvet Lucite bench, black lampshades and a zebra area rug punctuate and anchor the bold color combinations. Design: Tina Mellino/Photo: Dino Tonn Photography

Cozy and Inviting

Layers of neutrals and textures offer an inviting -- but certainly not boring -- place to get cozy. Violet-colored artwork pops against the shades of beige and brown. Design: Gacek Design Group

Warm Kitchen

This European-inspired kitchen features the latest in appliances. The Miele coffee center and wine refrigerator are the focal points and flank the Poggenpohl cabinetry. The Swarovski crystal chandelier brings shine to the space, while the wood stools and wood-like porcelain tile flooring accents bring visual warmth. The LED lighting underneath the kitchen island highlights the quartz waterfall countertop. Design: Christine Jones

Girly Bedroom

An overall dreamy aesthetic draws people into this girl's bedroom. Horizontal planks of pine are given a lighter appearance by a custom whitewash finish. Design: Brian Patrick Flynn

Pop of Color

Gray grasscloth wallpaper and white wainscot add subtle texture to this elegant dining room, which also features a crystal chandelier. The backs of the chairs add an unexpected pop of color and were inspired by the color of the orchid on the table. Design: Fiorella Design/Photo: Frank Paul Perez

Chevron Dresser

A living room is brought to life with bold shades of purple and fuchsia and furniture custom painted in a chevron pattern. Design: Brian Patrick Flynn

Contemporary Touches

A mod floral fabric and contemporary touches such as the pendant light, bed and benches keep this girls room from feeling too youthful.

Dramatic Headboard

The chartreuse in this large space is balanced using an exaggerated headboard over the king-size bed and custom bedding and valences made from silk fabric with a purple and orchid pattern. Design: Christine Jones

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