2014 Pantone Color of the Year – Radiant Orchid

If you want to know what’s hot and what the color trends are for 2014, then look at the Color of the Year presented each December by Pantone. Pantone is a coloring matching system that has been around since the 60’s. Pantone’s start began in the printing and graphics design world. Still prominent in this sector today, it is also known world-wide in other industries such as home, fashion, plastics, textiles and digital technology.

 

What is the Pantone Color of the Year

 

The 2014 Pantone Color of the Year is Radiant Orchid.. This color has the undertones of fuchsia, purple and pink as you see in the flower.

 

Interior Walls Design - Blog - Pantone Color 2014

Pantone Color Radiant Orchid 2014   Color of the Year 2014 - Interior Walls Design Blog

 

Expect to see this color in numerous categories including apparel, art, home and fashion accessories.

 

Pantone 2014 Color - Max Mara

image by Max Mara

Marc Jacobs Handbag -  Pantone Color of the Year  2014

 handbag by Marc by Marc Jacobs

Agate Coasters- Pantone Color of the Year 2014

 

This color can be used in limited amounts and still have an impact. Most people have a definite take on this color…ranging from the typical ” love it ” or ” loath it ” spectrum. It is a powerful color in its own right, but when used wisely, it can be brilliant!

 

Pantone 2014 - Interior Walls Design Blog

 

 

Radiant Orchid - Color of the Year 2014

 

Interior Walls Design BLog - Color of the Year 2014

 

This over-dyed rug is stunning in this color. Over-dyeing is a technique traditionally used on vintage hand-woven rugs.  It is a process of bleaching, dyeing and washing the rugs. The end result is a unique color…sometimes a more saturated version of the color. The dyeing process allows the pattern of the rug to still show through.

 

Over-dyed Rug

interiors by Jonathan Adler 

 

This color pairs well with muted tones. Many times shades of grey or another muted tone can relieve the intensity of this color. The muted purple and blue shades are nice compliments in this dining area.

 

 

Radiant Orchid - Dining Room - Blog by Interior Walls Designs

 image by Elle Decor

Pantone 2014 Color - Radiant Orchid - Interior Walls Designs BLog

In 2010 the Pantone Hotel in Brussels, Belgium opened and designed the interior and exterior elements around its wide range of Pantone colors.  As seen in lobby, it is whimsical and dynamic in color.

Pantone Hotel in Brussels

Boutique Hotel - Pantone Hotel Brussels

Pantone Hotel

other images via pinterest

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