Pantone Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid

Have you heard the news? Pantone recently came out with their 2014 Color of the Year and it’s Radiant Orchid, and I am loving the meaning behind it!


I have never been much of a purple gal, but have to admit that I have been drawn to it more over the past year. What about you? Radiant orchid appears to be a shade of purple with pink and fuchsia undertones and tends to go well with neutral colors such as gray, metallics like gold, and bright hues like turquoise.


You can boldly add this color to your home by painting doors, accent walls, or furniture pieces and using various shades throughout the space. For some temporary flair sprinkle in some throw pillows, blankets, DIY art, or even add just a splash with some beautiful flowers in contrasting aqua mason jars.

From big impacts to small details, here are ways to incorporate Radiant Orchid into your home this year. Enjoy!

radiant-orchard-in-home-decor-pantone-color-of-the-year-2014-upcycledtreasures{via Lindsay Von Hagel}

radiant-orchard-pantone-color-of-the-year-2014-in-home-decor-upcycledtreasures{via Annsley Interiors}

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radiant-orchard-in-home-decor-pantone-color-of-the-year-2014-upcycledtreasures{via Your Perfect House}

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radiant-orchard-in-home-decor-pantone-color-of-the-year-2014-upcycledtreasures{Via Decor Demon}

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radiant-orchard-in-home-decor-pantone-color-of-the-year-2014-upcycledtreasures-36{via Pinterest, original source unknown}

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{Via Boots N Gus}

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radiant-orchard-pantone-color-of-the-year-2014-in-home-decor{via WA Design}

radiant-orchard-in-home-decor-pantone-color-of-the-year-2014-upcycledtreasures{via Pinterest, original source unknown}

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radiant-orchid-pantone-color-of-the-year-in-home-design{via EKB Interiors}

radiant-orchard-in-home-decor-pantone-color-of-the-year-2014-upcycledtreasures-07{via Pinterest, original source unknown}

radiant-orchid-living-room-accents{via Clean Design}

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radiant-orchard-pantone-color-of-the-year-2014-in-home-decor{via Niki Papadopoulos}

radiant-orchid-pantone-color-of-the-year-2014-home-decor-ideas{via House & Home}

radiant-orchard-pantone-color-of-the-year-2014-in-home-decor{via Blink is Design}

radiant-orchard-pantone-color-of-the-year-2014-in-home-decor{via Reiko Feng Shui Interior Design}

Will you be incorporating Radiant Orchid into your home decor this year? Be sure to check out my Pinterest Board for even more inspiration!
Thanks for stopping by!



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  1. 1

    Wow! Thanks for putting together this panoply of radiant orchid examples. This is the first time I’ve seen it used in so many exciting and lovely ways. It’s one of the colors I wear often, so I am really drawn to it.
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    I love all of the color inspiration! I hate when you can’t find an original source for Pins…so disappointing! (And I love the ones that you have on here) Thanks for sharing on today’s Daily Blog Boost!

    - Brooke -
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      Yes, that is the most frustrating thing ever! I spend soooooo long trying to find the original source, but there comes a time when I have to move on. It does annoy me that a lot of other blogs will simply show the photo with no source or source someone else who posted it but didn’t create it. Boooooo.I just want to give proper credit where it’s due! :) Thanks for stopping by!
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  3. 5

    Great inspiration! Sharing on FB today!

  4. 7

    Great minds! I did a radiant orchid this week too! I really like it and I’m especially excited to see how it is used in makeup.
    Andrea @ This Pug Life recently posted…Pug vs. SnowmageddonMy Profile

  5. 9

    Gorgeous color! I have loved purple for many years and I am loving all the inspirations you shared!
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    Love all of these inspiration photos! It’s a pretty color, but I’m not sure that I’ll be able to get away with using it since I have a house full of boys!
    Erin @ DIY on the Cheap recently posted…Dwell with Dignity ProjectMy Profile

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    HI Katie, I love all the Radiant Orchid inspiration photos you selected! I’ve got some Radiant Orchid paint on my counter right now for a special project. Thanks for linking up at Thursday S.T.Y.L.E!
    Melissa @ A Prudent Life recently posted…$0.99 Ikea Frame Makeover – Rub ‘n Buff StyleMy Profile

  8. 14

    WoW! Love that color and it’s super stunning in a rustic setting. I just dropped in from The Cottage Market Linky Party. I’m now following you on G+ I hope you have a wonderful day!

  9. 15

    I love this post! I’m normally not a purple person, but Radiant Orchid is gorgeous, and you have given me some awesome inspiration! Thanks so much for linking up at Thursday STYLE!
    Angela (Life in Velvet) recently posted…Thursday S.T.Y.L.E. Link Party #2My Profile

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    Totally missed the news! I think purplish pink may be one of the most difficult colours to incorporate into an adult home, but you found stunning examples!
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  11. 18

    I saw your post at Think Pink Sundays, and had to check it out! I am really stoked about Radiant Orchid being the Pantone color of the year–so wonderful!

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  12. 19

    I’m not a big fan of purples in general. I think I can get behind the more pink-y versions. Great pics!
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    Sharon Elizabeth & Co. says:

    Definitely not my favorite color, but you found some really beautiful inspiration!

  14. 23

    Congratulations! Pantone Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid has been featured at Thursday S.T.Y.L.E.! I love all of the inspiration and ideas you posted for a huge variety of spaces! Thanks so much for linking up!
    Angela @ Life in Velvet recently posted…Thursday S.T.Y.L.E. #3My Profile

  15. 24

    A wonderful selections!!! Thanks for sharing…hugs…
    andrea cammarata recently posted…Fabric Flower Craft ProjectsMy Profile

  16. 25

    I immediately dismissed this year’s pantone color because I too am not a purple gal, but I have to say… these photos are really helping me warm up to it. This is such a gorgeous collection of inspiration!
    Amy @ Homey Oh My! recently posted…What to Do With Leftover FabricMy Profile

  17. 27

    Great color!! Love this round up, you put a lot of work into this and found some wonderful pictures. Totally inspiring
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  18. 28

    Ooh Miss Katie! You found so many stunning examples of this color! Love it! Pinning!

    ~Abby =)
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