At the start of a New Year everybody excited about colour, whether its fashion, interiors or graphics. The topic is even more prominent as pantone announce their colour of the year ‘Radiant Orchid’…some people may be surprised at the choice of colour but used in the right quantities it can still make a bold statement.
“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®
Will it measure up to last year’s Pantone colour of the year 2013 ‘Emerald Green’…I think ‘Yes’ as it will have more flexibility in its use and appear to a wider audience…Will it have the same impact as ‘Emerald Green’, probably not as dramatic but it will definitely make an impressive impact on many interiors. So here are a few ideas on how you can apply ‘Radiant Orchid’ into your interiors whilst also using some of the other colours from Pantones Spring 2014 collections…
Radiant orchid is set to be a brilliant accent colour when themed with neutrals such as grey, beige and taupe and this is where I would see it as most effective.
Radiant Orchid 18 – 3224 coupled with Paloma 16 – 0000 would be pure sublime. I’m currently using this combination on an Interior Design project…and I love it.
Do you love colour and dare to be more dramatic, then consider teaming this colour with turquoise, teal and even light yellows to create a happy interior right on trend.
Radiant orchid can also look super with yellows such as Pantone Fressia 14-0852.
For a more dramatic punch try Pantone Hemloch 13-6114,
Radiant Orchid can also be used to complement olive and deeper greens. (pantone Comfrey 18-6216)
To surmise from Pantone… “Uplifting and bold without being overpowering, Radiant Orchid reenergizes almost any color palette and provides a unifying element for diverse spaces.”