Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Color Obsession: Radiant Orchid

radiant orchid pantone 2014 color of the year
Radiant Orchid is Pantone's 2014 Color of the Year
paint color like radiant orchid
clipped from House Beautiful
Pantone named radiant orchid the 2014 color of the year and I couldn't be happier. Perhaps it is because I bought a leather purse last fall on sale in this exact shade after my "Tangerine Tango" purse (Pantone's 2012 color of the year) had worn out and I decided I really didn't want an emerald green purse (Pantone's pick for 2013) So what had seemed a bold crazy artist choice for a purse is serving me well. (oh, and just so you know, I am not a purse person... like I said-- I carry one bag the whole season even if it doesn't match what I am wearing and don't replace it until it wears out...this is why I leave the fashion posts to my guest bloggers!!!)

What I love about this color is it is very subtle and flattering. Here is a round up of some accent pieces in radiant orchid you can enjoy from nail polish to a subtle shade of lavender to paint your walls.

dragonfly necklace
Dragonfly Necklace on a purple,
radiant orchid background



Playful Mixed Media Collage art with dominant colors of purple




Shopping Resources:

House Paint: Pratt & Lambert Rosy Lavender
Dragonfly Pendant Necklace in Radiant Orchid: from SchulmanArts etsy store
Mixed Media Collage Art: SchulmanArts etsy store
Lamp from
Lutz Huelle heeled sandal  
Butter London Nail Lacquer


Discover more radiant orchid finds from etsy! What do you think of the color of the year?

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