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Have you heard the news? Pantone recently came out with their 2014 Color of the Year which is Radiant Orchid, and I am loving the meaning behind it!


2014 Pantone Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid

I have never been much of a purple gal, but have to admit that I have been drawn to it more over the past year. What about you? Radiant orchid appears to be a shade of purple with pink and fuchsia undertones and tends to go well with neutral colors such as gray, metallics like gold, and bright hues like turquoise.


You can boldly add this color to your home by painting doors, accent walls, or furniture pieces and using various shades throughout the space. For some temporary flair sprinkle in some throw pillows, blankets, DIY art, or even add just a splash with some beautiful flowers in contrasting aqua mason jars.

From big impacts to small details, here are ways to incorporate Radiant Orchid into your home this year. Enjoy!

radiant-orchid-in-home-decor-pantone-color-of-the-year-2014-upcycledtreasuresPhoto Source: Lindsay Von Hagel

radiant-orchard-pantone-color-of-the-year-2014-in-home-decor-upcycledtreasuresPhoto Source: Annsley Interiors

radiant-orchard-in-home-decor-pantone-color-of-the-year-2014-upcycledtreasuresPhoto Source: PR Sarah Evans

radiant-orchard-in-home-decor-pantone-color-of-the-year-2014-upcycledtreasures-29Photo Source: Painters and Decorators North London 

radiant-orchard-in-home-decor-pantone-color-of-the-year-2014-upcycledtreasuresPhoto Source: Your Perfect House

radiant-orchard-in-home-decor-pantone-color-of-the-year-2014-upcycledtreasures-28Photo Source: Wendi Young Design

pantone-color-of-the-year-2014-radiant-orchidPhoto Source: Kayron Brewer

radiant-orchard-in-home-decor-pantone-color-of-the-year-2014-upcycledtreasures-22Photo Source: Crafted Architecture

radiant-orchard-in-home-decor-pantone-color-of-the-year-2014-upcycledtreasuresPhoto Source: Decor Demon

radiant-orchard-in-home-decor-pantone-color-of-the-year-2014-upcycledtreasures-39Photo Source: Boston Design Guide

radiant-orchard-in-home-decor-pantone-color-of-the-year-2014-upcycledtreasures-26Photo Source: Lawanna Wood Designs

radiant-orchard-in-home-decor-pantone-color-of-the-year-2014-upcycledtreasures-36Photo Source: Craftberry Bush

radiant-orchard-in-home-decor-pantone-color-of-the-year-2014-upcycledtreasuresPhoto Source: Concept Design

Photo Source: Boots N Gus

radiant orchid in bedroom pantone color of the year 2014
Photo Source: Holly Kidwell Interiors

radiant orchid in home decor pantone color of the year 2014
Photo Source: Pinterest, original source unknown

radiant-orchard-pantone-color-of-the-year-2014-in-home-decorPhoto Source: WA Design

radiant-orchard-in-home-decor-pantone-color-of-the-year-2014-upcycledtreasuresPhoto Source: Pinterest, original source unknown

bonnier image of pantone color of year 2014 radiant orchid

Photo Source: Bo Bedre

radiant-orchid-pantone-color-of-the-year-in-home-designPhoto Source: EKB Interiors

purple garden shed radiant orchid in home decor pantone color of the year 2014
Photo Source: Pinterest, original source unknown

radiant-orchid-living-room-accentsPhoto Source:Clean Design

radiant orchard in home decor pantone color of the year 2014

Photo Source: Brian Patrick Flynn

radiant-orchard-pantone-color-of-the-year-2014-in-home-decorPhoto Source: Niki Papadopoulos

radiant-orchid-pantone-color-of-the-year-2014-home-decor-ideasPhoto Source: House & Home

radiant-orchard-pantone-color-of-the-year-2014-in-home-decorPhoto Source: Blink is Design

radiant-orchard-pantone-color-of-the-year-2014-in-home-decorPhoto Source: Reiko Feng Shui Interior Design

Will you be incorporating Radiant Orchid into your home decor this year?


  1. Wow! Thanks for putting together this panoply of radiant orchid examples. This is the first time I’ve seen it used in so many exciting and lovely ways. It’s one of the colors I wear often, so I am really drawn to it.

    1. Thank you Ann Marie! I try to stick to neutrals when designing our spaces just to keep the hubs happy, but this color is so fun I think I will be including it in my office space once we move next month ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s definitely a fun color to wear too!

  2. I love all of the color inspiration! I hate when you can’t find an original source for Pins…so disappointing! (And I love the ones that you have on here) Thanks for sharing on today’s Daily Blog Boost!

    – Brooke –

    1. Yes, that is the most frustrating thing ever! I spend soooooo long trying to find the original source, but there comes a time when I have to move on. It does annoy me that a lot of other blogs will simply show the photo with no source or source someone else who posted it but didn’t create it. Boooooo.I just want to give proper credit where it’s due! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for stopping by!

    1. I know what you mean Erin, I try to keep our home a bit more neutral with lots of blues and greens just to keep Eric happy, but I think I may try to add this to my office area in some DIY art ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. HI Katie, I love all the Radiant Orchid inspiration photos you selected! I’ve got some Radiant Orchid paint on my counter right now for a special project. Thanks for linking up at Thursday S.T.Y.L.E!

  4. WoW! Love that color and it’s super stunning in a rustic setting. I just dropped in from The Cottage Market Linky Party. I’m now following you on G+ I hope you have a wonderful day!

  5. Totally missed the news! I think purplish pink may be one of the most difficult colours to incorporate into an adult home, but you found stunning examples!

    1. Thank you Yana. Eric isn’t a huge fan of this color and we try to keep our home color friendly for both of us. Luckily I do the decorating otherwise everything would be black and red, haha.

    1. Yeah, I have never really been into the “girly” colors so much until I started planning our wedding. Then all of a sudden I was obsessed with dusty purples, pinks and peaches, haha.

  6. Definitely not my favorite color, but you found some really beautiful inspiration!

  7. Congratulations! Pantone Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid has been featured at Thursday S.T.Y.L.E.! I love all of the inspiration and ideas you posted for a huge variety of spaces! Thanks so much for linking up!

  8. I immediately dismissed this year’s pantone color because I too am not a purple gal, but I have to say… these photos are really helping me warm up to it. This is such a gorgeous collection of inspiration!

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