Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2014 ~ Radiant Orchid

The Pantone Colour Institute has announced that the 2014 colour of the year is PANTONE 18-3224 Radiant Orchid.  “An invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society.”

Pantone Colour 2014

For more than a decade, Pantone’s Colour of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home and industrial design, as well as product packaging and graphic design.

 Radiant orchid plant

Radiant Orchid for Interiors

Update your interior by incorporating this eye-catching hue in paint, accent pieces and home accessories.  Radiant Orchid is as adaptable as it is beautiful.  It complements varying shades of green from olive to deep hunter greens and offers a gorgeous combination when paired with turquoise and teal.

Here is a useful colour palette guide to give you an idea how to create different colour schemes using Radiant Orchid.


Likewise, this vibrant colour will liven up neutrals such as grey, beige, taupe and metallics.  Uplifting and bold without being overpowering, Radiant Orchid re-energises almost any colour palette and provides a unifying element for diverse spaces.

Ombre radiant orchid

 This ombre painted wall works so well with shades of blue and white for a light, fresh look.

An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health.  It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.

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