2014 Pantone Color of the Year is….Radiant Orchid!

Pantone has officially chosen “Radiant Orchid” as its 2014 color of the year. This bold yet tasteful shade of fuchsia is characterized by a purple undertone with a pinch of pink that is sure to pop. It’s feminine and fun, making it an ideal accent color to consider when updating your home décor.

Pantone began naming a “color of the year” in 2000 and has continued the tradition every year since. The color is chosen months before its release by an international board of color specialists and is greatly anticipated by fashion designers, home decorators, florists and event planners. Here are a few suggestions on how to incorporate Radiant Orchid into your home so you can keep up with this year’s color trend.

Lamp Shades
Instead of replacing costly lamps, consider swapping out the lamp shade. Radiant Orchid will surely change the entire feel of your room.

Candles
Candles in a Radiant Orchid color will add a Zen vibe to your home. Silver or gold candle holders are a great complement. Find orchid-scented candles as an additional bonus to make your room smell fresh.

Pillows and Throws
Incorporating Radiant Orchid into the pillows and blankets in your living room is a great way to add color without redoing major furniture pieces. If a full fuchsia isn’t your style, find a throw with subtle detailing. You’ll be surprised at what a difference it makes.

Click here to look through Pantone’s previous ‘color of the year’ choices.