Radiant Orchid named “Color of the Year”

Radiant Orchid named “Color of the Year”

It's the moment both fashionistas and interior designers alike have all been waiting for: The announcement of Color Authority Pantone's "Color of the Year" for 2014. Pantone has given next year's honors to Radiant Orchid, a stylish combination of pink and purple.

"An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health ," Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, said in a statement. "It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm."

The hot hue has already been showing up in the home sector. Take a look at some of the ways you can stay on trend in your own home by utilizing the versatility of the shade:

  • Flower power: What better way to make use of the popular shade than with an actual orchid? Orchids look great in the home sector and, as a bonus, the plants are known for lasting longer than most flowers. Turn your bedroom into a purple oasis or make your bathroom feel like a spa with the addition of this flower.
  • Purple walls: As we've mentioned before, this year's neutral colors are favoring a hint of color. To truly create a radiant ambiance, select a pale shade of purple paint for your bedroom walls, and accentuate this hue with richer-toned home accessories. Aside from being aesthetically pleasing, purple is also known for its soothing properties. Custom drapes in orchid will successfully accomplish this design goal, and bring out the feminine undertones in your room. 

If you're looking for custom window coverings in the vibrant shade of orchid, be sure to stop by Metropolitan Window Fashions or use our shop-at-home service.