Interior Inspiration / Pantone Color of The Year


Pantone nails it again with color of the year announcement for 2014! Drumroll please… It’s “Radiant Orchid”. Selecting this brilliant hue for next years “it” color was genius. Naming it “Radiant Orchid”, on the other hand, was a little passé. It reminds us (Caitlin + Caitlin) of the shimmery purple lip gloss we wore during Y2K and one and a half decades isn’t long enough to make anything about that style ironically cool. Nevertheless, we are stoked to geek out on this full-bodied tint all year long! In fact, we’ve been drooling over the purple family for months now. For one thing, it pairs really well with current color of the year, “Emerald”. Other colors to play with are pale yellow, dark purple, and red!


Here are our tips and picks for being on trend come 2014:

  • Change it up with small accessories, like flatware or frames, to make a bold statement
  • Paint the wood of your most recent flea market find in the color de l’année
  • Try this peel able wallpaper for dramatic change without a drastic commitment
  • We love using these faceted tables as night stands for an unexpected spike of color
  • Radiant orchid tinted lucite is oh so chic all year long
  • This color throws down, just check out this rug if you don’t believe us!
Pantone Color of the Year 2014
Images via Elle Decor and Lonny Magazine

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  2. I was disappointed at the announcement for this color, but it might be growing on me. I like that first photo.

  3. Love this color, seems very fresh and modern.

    • Jen Pinkston


      I totally agree. I also feel like it’s a really complementary color to a lot of other hues making it easy to mix and match.

  4. rachel


    may take me till February to let go of emerald! But I can see you’re working hard to persuade me!

    • Jen Pinkston


      I am such a sucker for emerald… no reason to pack that one up just yet!

  5. i am absolutely LOVING this color! i have a “brilliant orchid” dress from jcrew that i bought this past spring, super excited to wear it all year long 🙂

    Molly {Dreams in HD}

    • Jen Pinkston


      Oh that sounds perfect! We might just have to do a wardrobe round up of the best orchid-hued pieces!

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