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Pantone Color of the Year 2014: Radiant Orchid

Trend watchers were on high alert for Pantone’s pick for Color of the Year 2014. The new “it” color – announced December 5, 2013 – is Radiant Orchid, a shade Pantone described as “a captivating, magical, enigmatic purple.”

We love how this year’s color stacks up with recent picks like 2013′s Emerald or 2012′s Tango. Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, said, “An invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society.”

Look for opportunities to bring creativity and originality into your life with 2014′s most popular hue. There’s sure to be plenty of chances to infuse this color into your wardrobe and home decor. Shop all of our picks for Radiant Orchid on the Styleboard.

At home, you could really go big with a statement piece of furniture, mesmerizing wall art, or an especially bold area rug. Selections like these make your love for color and your confidence in decorating an undeniable fact.

Wall mirrors, lamps, and silk florals offer a more subtle approach to incorporating Radiant Orchid into your design scheme. These accent pieces can offer a playful pop of color without taking over the existing look and feel of the room.

Even kitchen appliances are on board with this must-have color, proving there’s no excuse for not owning something in this passionate pinkish purple hue.

 

-Lisa, hayneedle.com editor

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