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Sometimes you want to incorporate a color into your home that’s fresh, colorful and trendy. That’s when you may consider the Pantone color of the year, which for 2014 is Radiant Orchid.

Let’s take a look at this color and discuss ways you can incorporate it into your home to update your décor.

As you can see, Radiant Orchid is in the purple-pink family, rich but not too bright or dark. It works well with neutrals, especially taupes, grays, and creams. According to Pantone, “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.”

Pink has been ascending in popularity, especially among trend-savvy customers. Not just orchid shades are on the rise, but pinks of all descriptions, from brights to pales.

Radiant Orchid blooms with confidence and magical warmth that intrigues the eye and sparks the imagination. It is an expressive, creative and embracing purple—one that draws you in with its beguiling charm. A captivating harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid emanates great joy, love and health.

You can add a pop of Radiant Orchid to your home by adding throws, pillows and household accessories (think bowls, lamps, candle sticks and vases) that include the hue. You could also have a chair upholstered in Radiant Orchid. If you have a room that has neutral colors and you want to make a bigger statement, you could also paint one focal wall the vivid color. You can visit your local paint store for a wet sample of the matching color.

When you feel like you want to add some extra pizzazz to your home without going overboard, incorporating the latest color in small splashes is a great option. Pantone also says about the color, “Uplifting and bold without being overpowering, Radiant Orchid re-energizes almost any color palette and provides a unifying element for diverse spaces.” Sounds perfect for updating your home in the year ahead.


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