Radiant Orchid

So a LOT of fuss has been made recently about Radiant Orchid – Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2014. Everyone wants to know how interior designers (meaning me!) plan to use it.

radiant_orchid-e1386247142119As a professional interior designer, I have to admit (somewhat shamefully) that I am not too crazy for this color. At all. It is a little too “pinky” for me. But it does provide great inspiration for beautiful interiors. I mean, going with the broader term of orchid as a starting point…

I’d anchor a room with some fabulous rug like this one –


Then add some ridiculously chic, sculptural sofa – maybe one like this –

sectionalAnd with a sofa with that much personality, we’d need a couple lounge chairs that could “hold their own” in the space –

chairsI might have to “tweak” the color on that sectional a bit. Next? Art of course! Something not too subtle –

artToo much? Well, if I were going for “too much,” I’d finish the room with this chandelier –


chandelier detailNow THIS chandelier is radiant! Orchid? Well, maybe a bit more purple, actually, but radiant nonetheless. I hope you all find your own way with Radiant Orchid – if you need any help, you know where to find me…

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