A little pop of color is just the thing to brighten up these snowy days of February, so let’s talk about Pantone’s Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid.
Is it pink? Is it purple? Does it bring back distant memories of 1980’s mauve? Whatever you want to call it, Radiant Orchid is a pretty way to bring a pop of color into your home. However, it’s not an easy color to get right. Follow a few simple design tips to keep this powerful color working for you, not against you.
1. Balance is Key:
|The dark walls and furnishings make this pop of pinky purple read classy not cutesy.
Via California Home & Design
|Even with the colorful couch, the orchid tones remain accents and not the center of attention in this room.
|A girl’s bedroom is a great place to use Radiant Orchid.
Against the white and light gray background, the pops of orchid are bright and cheerful.
Love that ceiling!
|A sleek, industrial kitchen table is livened up with orchid upholstered chairs.
Whittington Design Studio
|Orchid-tinged pillows are paired with neutrals and lavender for a cheery, spring update to our store front.|
|Whittington Design Studio|
|Just a pillow and coordinating art is enough to give this room a pink punch.
3. But if You Love It, Own it!
|Big, bold geometric orchid wall paper makes a powerfully fabulous entry hall statement.
Via Apartment Therapy
|Pink couches, pink window treatments, pink art — a trio of cheerful color.
|Paint is an easy, inexpensive way to try out a new design trend.
|Even easier than paint — the florist’s solution requires no long-term commitment.|
|Color Reform Spectrum Rug
|Anna Weatherley Collection